All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill
We are still enjoying life in Central Minnesota. It's been 19 years and, aside from the occasional long and miserable winter, we are basically pretty happy. This has been an unusual year for us as we adjust to life with COVID-19 like almost everyone in the world. While we are pretty much homebound, we have managed to stay mostly sane.
Lynn was at Hilton Head Island with knitting friend Susan in mid-March when things started shutting down. No dining out; no shopping; just lots of walks and playing our ukuleles. It was a nice trip but we came home a day early because it just did not seem right to be away.
The highlight of our year so far has been Ashton's graduation from Saint Cloud State University in May with a degree in Astrophysics. Ken appropriately labeled this event Coviduation 2020. We celebrated as best we could; see pics here.
Amanda and Steve have continued to work on-site at their jobs, and Marlon still goes to daycare. Lynn has made several trips to South Carolina to check on Nana Ruth who is struggling with some health challenges. So far, everyone has remained healthy.
We pray for the many people who have been adversely affected by the pandemic, and are extremely grateful that we are managing well. We do what we can to share our resources as we are able. Looking forward to the day we return to a semblance of normal -- whatever that will be!