Sunday, August 15, 2010

Day 279 "Sea" Breezing in for a Minute

Dear friends,

I'm sitting outside the Eastham public library with the other folks looking for a signal. The posts this week are going to be short on text and longer on pictures (if I can get the darn things to stick!) because I need to spend as much time as possible with my family. I can tell you that Smitty did indeed put his feet in the sand at Coast Guard Beach, and you can see that for yourself in the attached photo of Frankenfoot (alongside normal foot).

Cindy and Bill's house is absolutely perfect. Outdoor shower (with hot water), back deck overlooking the bay (see photo of the upstairs view from the upstairs deck). We let Miss Rejoice have the bedroom with the porch. Huge family room with direct TV (we watched the food network last night which we only get to do at the Cape. We all fell asleep! Bright, happy kitchen, automatic icemaker (a must for Steve), lots of ocean air and a homey feel. Last night there were fireworks over the beach which we watched from the deck. Wonderful!

One thing I did not predict was the sadness I would feel as Stephen struggled to play paddle ball with David. Also, the waves knocked him down and he had to get out of the water. I am so grateful to God for his life, but I must confess the sorrow at the losses too. He always hauled the bulk of the stuff onto the beach. It's tough on him not to be able to do that. Still, we're all together, and we're at beach. That counts for alot.

Hope you like the pix. I'll check in tomorrow. Off to buy some fudge. I'm not sure my clothes will still fit when I get home.

Your friend on the pilgrim road,



Sandy said...

Love the pictures!! We need to see a few of you as well. So happy for all of you that are spending such wonderful time together - enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

Try Skaket(SP?) Beach the waters are calmer. and you can walk in low water for ever when the tides are out. Glad you had a sunny day!


Lynne said...

I was going to suggest the library for internet! Glad you found it. And so glad you're enjoying the house. I hope the week goes by slowly :)

Susan said...

They stuck! How fabulous, and what a victory!! It's a salty one, I know, for two reasons (the tears, and the surf), and I'm grieving with you.

But you still won (that thing about "always triumphing in Christ").

(P.S. We were just at the Cape last week. [We saw 2 big seals in so close we could see the big mouths and large funny-shaped heads. Any idea what type those were?] I can never get enough of it out there. Please "wave" to it all for me!)