Just after I finished downloading the photo in my last post, Jess wandered out into the living room and sleepily asked, "Do you want to still go for a hike?"
Trying hard not to be too excited, I said, "Are you sure? Do we have time before you are meeting Emily for lunch?"
She assured me that she would have time, so we started getting ourselves ready to go. Then Kailyn popped up on Skype, looking happier than she has in days, telling us that she was packing to move in with her "French family". She didn't have a lot of time to chat either, and I needed to eat something for breakfast, so the girls chatted while I ate. Kailyn asked us to get back online later, around noon, and the girls signed off.
I wandered around looking for David to tell him Jess and I were driving out to Round Lake, and found him in the garage taking the pantry shelves apart. I questioned the wisdom of that, as I didn't want him to further injure himself, but he assured me he was going slow and not in pain. Jess and I hopped in the car and took off.
The sun was shining! I was on my way to hike with Jess! Kailyn was happy to be moving in with a family and not be so alone! David was working on the shelves! In the space of less than 30 minutes my Saturday turned from misery to magnificent!
|With my trusty cane, just in case, on the baby "dam"|
|view from the baby "dam"|
|Round Lake reflecting the sky|
|The "lower" path around the lake|
|More of Round Lake|
|It doesn't look so steep, but I was thrilled to be able to "hike" up!|