Oh my, what glorious weather--cooler and very low humidity! I have been waiting for this since May!
I found someone to machine quilt my quilt top for me. It should be ready soon after we get back from our trip. I hope this works out so that I can still have the fun of designing and making the tops and she can do the quilting on her machine for me. We shall see.
I couldn't watch the debate. From the reports the next day, it seems that Hillary did quite well and for that I am glad. The state of Texas allows seniors over 65 to vote by mail and that is how JMM and I vote. He received his vote by mail ballot yesterday so I should get mine today. I just want to get them filled out and mailed back in ASAP and put this awful election behind.
My SIL came home from rehab Wednesday. Slowly she is getting back her strength and general liveliness. What an ordeal she has been through. West Nile Virus is serious!
We did not see one single Monarch last week! However, we have had a wide variety of others: Gulf Fritillaries, Queens, Little yellow, Longtailed skipper, Ocola skipper, Lyside sulphur, Cloudless sulphur, and Sachem. When we get back from our trip, I am getting an early birthday present of a pair of butterfly binoculars. These have a closer focal range of about 6-8 feet which is perfect for butterfly watching.
Speaking of our trip, we leave early on Saturday and drive 10 hours to Birmingham, AL. JMM has a couple of geology stops along the way. The next day we drive another 10 hours to Charlottesville, VA. I noticed that the Shenandoah National Park is quite near so after we have seen Montpelier, Monticello, and Mount Vernon, we will see SNP. I hope the fall foliage is nice while we are there.