Church stuff fills in some of those 'empty hours.' I've been linked with the young men of our congregation ever since I was a young man.
She's also been assigned to help with the Family History Library.
Owning a house means maintaining it, and she has been working since we got home from Peru to bend the gardens to her will, among other things.
We're planning a bike trip in the southern hemisphere in February, which means staying in shape meanwhile in the northern hemisphere. Paula and I do at least a 50-mile ride and a couple of shorter ones each week, bundled appropriately.
Avoiding the local wildlife. And you Texans think YOU have big rabbits...
I'm trying to find some of the lines from Rubaiyat by Omar Kayaam. Ah, yes, here they are:
OK, pretending that southern Wake County is a paradise in the wilderness (ignoring the subdivisions springing up), and that neither one of us sings very well,
A Bike Seat, comfortable enow,
A Water Bottle, Granola Bar - and Thou
Beside me resting by the Trail,
Your Tire, the victim of a Nail
Yeah, well, that one may not be quoted for a thousand years. Meanwhile, we're staying plenty busy, but thoroughly enjoying the nice freedom to mostly choose what kind of busy.
We hope you're also finding enough to stay out of trouble.
Dave & Paula