Summer? What summer?
|Waiting for the parade to start under the watchful eye of the elephant|
That something was my whole summer. At least that's what it felt like. And while I missed blogging, the fact is, I don't know that I had the mental concentration to make even a sloppy attempt at a decent post. Here's my attempt, after a nearly four-month long hiatus.
May. May brought with it the primary election for county commissioner, in which I was a candidate among four. I could bore you with all of the political wrangling that took place, but I won't. I will tell you that there was no one more surprised than I when the returns came in at the GOP election-watch, and I was on top. Since the Democrats decided not to slate anyone at the end of June, I stand unopposed in November, and assuming I'll get at least one vote, will be sworn in in January. I spent three days picking up my signs in May. I plan to put out a lot less in October.
May also brought our family reunion and the departure of my brother's family for Fiji. Work opened up for me in Lebanon, Attica, and Zionsville-which required a trip south.....and since I was in the area, it culminated with the first of three trips this summer in a kayak down Sugar Creek. By the end of the month, I bought a truck.....this too shall be blogged.
June. The Historic Michigan Road Association, along with the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, hosted the Indiana Byways Conference for which a reception was held in our barn. By the end of the month a group of six guys headed back to Sugar Creek and a 2-night stint in a tent. This time, we saw two eagles.
|On vacation in lil' Nashville|
|At the state fair|
The fall looks almost as busy, but maybe more manageable. Which should permit me to get back to blogging. Meanwhile, it's blueberry time around here....and that offers its own busy schedule for parades, parties, and so on. Have a great Labor Day, remember the worker who built this country, and I'll see you in September.