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The leaves are almost all down, and our gutters are clean, and our storm windows and doors are on. We are ready for the first snowfall - and then winter ‘til March.

Dali's Glass House We were in Tampa, Florida for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Conference - and while John was in meetings, Marilyn toured St. Pete’s, the cultural capital of Florida with its 32 museums. The Dale Chihuly Collection was stunning.

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Summertime - All the Time After the ASME show, we visited a friend in Sarasota and got caught up on what’s happened in our lives during the ten years since we last spent some time together. We walked on the beach - on white sand, like we’ve never seen before - anywhere.







Internet Friends Meet We spent time in Tampa with Al Barrett and his wife Gail. Al is the founder of the Threads of Hope Sewing School in Kenya. We’ve known him since 2005 (our first summer in Kenya), but only through e-mail and phone calls. One of our Masai students just finished the tailoring course at his school, and now she wants to set up her own small sewing business. Her church in Bissil has a space for her to work in - so all she needs to get started is a sewing machine and some supplies and some textiles.




We Gathered Together Ours was an international Thanksgiving Dinner with friends from Kenya, Australia and Mexico - and Marilyn (still a Canadian) and some Americans - John and his daughter and a friend. We did the turkey and trimmings, and our guests brought their favorite dishes, including mukimo, creamed onions, Brussels sprouts, pilau, mandaze, apple pie and Pavlova.





Please pray with us –

Oh, may this bounteous God,
through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace,
and guide us when perplexed;
And guard us through all ills
in this world, till the next!

~“Now Thank We All Our God”















Dali

Dali's Glass House





























Summertime - All the Time

Summertime - All the Time



























Internet Friends Meet

Internet Friends Meet


We Gathered Together

We Gathered Together