Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Highs and Lows

We didn't go to the gym today because Merry Maids came this morning. Bless Merry Maids. Bless all maids everywhere... even if they neglect to vacuum under the coffee table!

Dick doesn't groove on the Merry Maids, so he went geocaching on the west side of town - found 3 and did not find 2. It was rainy, damp and dreary but anything is better than Merry Maids!

After lunch we drove to the marina. The T.C. Fire Department was there launching a small fire department boat and for some reason three fire trucks, a police car, and a paramedical rescue truck had to be there to help launch the thing. Who knows what that was all about.

I went walking on the TART from the Open Space to the West End Beach. I used my ski sticks and it went well...a fast start and a slow finish.

Afterwards we had a lovely drive on this beautiful day which had turned from rain to sunshine and blue skies.

When we got home, Dick got started cleaning up the toy school house, and I uncovered the golf car for the first time this year. It's the best gift I ever got - I had a delightful time driving around the property.

Meanwhile on the other side of the world, in Myanmar, so many people are suffering and grieving, and are homeless and distraught after a cyclone last Friday. The first reports said 250 dead, which is awful enough. Now they are saying 24,000 dead, 40,000 missing, and one million homeless! It's unimaginable. I wish each survivor could have 10% of the comfort and security which I am enjoying right this minute - they would be in heaven. I'm puzzled once again about the inequities from one side of the globe to the other. We are counting our blessings and feel so privileged to be living our lives in beautiful, safe northern Michigan.