Yesterday on the radio Janine said she thought the sky was growing lighter and that there may even be a little sun, so Pearl and I looked up, and sure enough there was a blue haze behind the gray, so we ran out the door and managed to walk half the beach before the windy rain kicked in again. (We weren't the only ones, other friends were marching too, one trying out a new camera, as it was finally possible to snap a photo without rain spattering the lens.) It was fun, "invigorating" is the word my companions chose, with a laugh as we waved goodbye and returned to home and work.
The Haines assembly did some great good the other night by supporting the pre-school and giving them another year in the old Human Resource Building where they have been for over thirty years, and the innovative plan to join forces with the Senior Center facility and create a new place for our young adjacent to our elders, which I really like. As Margaret said before her yes vote, she's ready to do something good for a change.
We play this game at the Seattle airport: who ever sees someone we know first has to buy the other breakfast. It took Chip about ten minutes to win, and of course Nelle and Larry came over to our table and chatted and we all talked about our vacations. Then at the gate we see Roger and Robin and there are more exclamations. A rainy January Sunday in Juneau was even nice (my daughters who live there may not agree, since they haven't been in Mexico where we just returned from since.. well, it must be five years now since we all did that family trip.)