Summer is almost over, winter will be here soon. I can't wait! I've been itching to hit L. L. Bean with my multitude of gift cards to buy some warm clothes, maybe even a down comforter. Things have been going well here. Services at St. Alban's are going great, and people seem to like me OK :-) Choir starts next month, then they find out the truth. Ha. It's been very hot and humid... when that happens we find ourselves hanging out at Mark's house by the pool (or, once I took a dip in the Androscoggin river), but on a few of those muggy days, we were stuck outside putting up our new fence. Almost 400 feet of privacy fence! The dogs can now run freely and we don't have to tie them up. We've been visited by a few folks from VPC - Diane Hartley and Mel Mounts. Mel lives here in the summer, and next week he's taking us to the theatre at Monmouth which is a big deal theatre up in these parts. Pam and Frank are visiting us in the fall, and of course, Pam will play her beautiful oboe at St. Alban's.
No news on the teaching front. Folks just don't want lessons in the summer. I get it! Hope it picks up in the fall when school starts. That's what the other local teachers tell me, so fingers crossed.
I drive a lot less here. St. Alban's is 38 - 50 minutes from my house, but I only go there 2 or 3 times a week. Otherwise, everything is within a few miles of my house. I'm not used to that convenience, but I love it!
Oh, I guess one notable thing I did this summer was attend the Massachusetts Boy Choir Course. It was held at the Groton school in Groton (imagine that!) and it was a lot of fun. We sang a lot of English repertoire and the chapel on the campus has amazing acoustics. The week ended with the participants singing the Sunday morning service at Trinity church on Copley Square in Boston. We also sang the later Evensong service.
That's all for now.... WINTER IS COMING. Football! GO PATRIOTS!