FOR OUR WORLD. This week we are deeply grateful for having not much news to report! (And grateful too to the hosts for continuing with the second generation of this meme. Click and visit!)
Things remain calm and peaceful here at the Lake. We had a week of "hot" weather. (Hot for this part of Oregon, where hot means a high of 90, usually mid-80s and cooler in the mornings.) The mantra that we hear from everyone is "Why would anyone want to live anywhere else?"
We are not smug about our good fortune. Just grateful. Grateful for being here and being able to spend time with family and friends and grateful for the calm.
And we know that peace and calm are not guaranteed. A year ago this month we were in North Carolina camping on the beach near Rodanthe. It was incredibly beautiful and I am sure people who live there were also saying "Why would anyone live anywhere else?"
The pictures of this beach and the nearby towns and roads that we see on the news today do not look at all like this. Our hopes are for a full recovery of this beautiful area and all others affected by Hurricane Irene and its aftermath.