Apparently we are still living in the era of our farmhouse out in the rural lands, but the Temple Public Library does allow us some access to the modern world.
Public libraries are surprisingly functional. We even reserved a private room for a few hours today so we could get some work done together without disturbing others with our dialogue. Our own little downtown office.
Geoff in particular has all but moved in to the library to survive what has already been a very long month of balancing work with preparation for our trips to Israel. He's pulling looong days working primarily on the book we will use during each study trip to Israel. It's what our groups will use to orient themselves and reference during his teachings throughout the land. Site information, diagrams, maps - all that fun stuff.
On the upside, Reyah loves her big country back yard. The hay field next to the house provides all the running room she could ever want - and that's saying something for this fetch loving pup. It's hard to tire this passionate lab out, but out there we manage. She doesn't even know about the creek running just across the cow fence...yet.
Unfortunately, Reyah has managed to injure her front right paw twice during these runs in the last two weeks. It's a grassy field but there must be scary things hidden in disguise. A torn dew claw was the first victim (ouch!). With that wrapped and healing well she got to run for a bit yesterday, and came back in with a huge swollen blood blister looking thing between two of her toes. It's awful! Not sure if she found a mean plant or bug but it didn't like her. And she really doesn't like the foot soaks and treatment she's had to endure for the subsequent 24-hours. Poor baby. We may have to buy her a full set of paw-boots.
We are thankful for a roof over our heads, a quiet place to live, and for public internet access.