Over Memorial Day weekend, I picked strawberries—both Saturday and Monday. Lots of strawberries—lots and lots of strawberries. We froze them whole this year. On Saturday, I opened the first bag and it smelled just like fresh strawberries; they tasted great, too. We'll be enjoying those for the next 12 months.
We've been going through stuff and getting rid of some things. It's so easy to accumulate stuff. We got rid of lots before we moved out of the house when we sold it, but it seems like we still have too much. As we repack it for the longer trip, we're taking a hard look and making some serious decisions.
On the weekends, we've been taking a bike ride, trying to see some of the spots for the last time. This weekend, I ended up going further than I intended because I wanted to see this or that hill or woods "one last time." It was hot! 91ºF hot. But, it was a good ride; on the long rides, I tend to get into a pace and let my mind meditate on the Lord. And right now there are lots of things to bring before him!
On the work side of things, we are making a transition to a new back-end computer system (I've mentioned that before). It is set to go live on July 2. But, the web side of things is bogged down. That's a nightmare that has been going on for over a year. I won't even go in to it...
The responses of people to my leaving Eisenbrauns have been interesting. Not a few people think I am retiring. I find that humorous. As it sits right now, I will be assisting at Sawtooth Cabins, doing a freelance proofing job with some Hebrew in it, and—in breaking news—working remotely for Eisenbrauns in some fashion that is being determined as we go along.
I don't think I am retiring :)
Hopefully, I will find time to post some more book excerpts, but I haven't had much time to read lately. I wonder why!