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Weekend's been too busy and too fast, but things have been going well:

     The Newport post office reopened last Monday! It will be nice to not have to do all my mailing only on Saturdays.

     Enjoyed the treat of spotting a Pileated Woodpecker on my way to church Saturday, and then Christi and I seeing a Bald Eagle flying along a lake shore on our way to the Renaissance Festival today.

     It has been a marvel to have the mighty Mississippi River rise to flood stage this week due to the horrific storm that drenched 1/3 of the state last week. I'm used to floods like this, on such a big river, only in the spring, and not the autumn. Also glad it didn't close all the highways into Shakopee!

     Christi and I went to the Renaissance Festival today (our first time together since getting rained out in 2008) and we had a fabulous time. The weather was sunny and perfect--got up to 60 F/16 C, so I could at least wear my cloak until 1 pm, and the ground was neither a mud mess, nor horribly dusty. I wasn't much in the mood for taking photos, so just took two that amused me. The gargoyle store I love ogling (got a $5 gargoyle there this year) had a retake on Michelangelo's 'David' that Christi and I found just hilarious (warning: probably not mom-friendly). And then we got a kick out of someone wearing a costume just slightly out of place.

     Found a treat too--spotted a framed and matted piece by 'Goldenwolf' (whose work I've admired but never purchased before) that I couldn't resist because it so reminded me of book 5 chapter 20 I'm currently working on. (Those curious can see the image here.) And I got to have my spinach pie, and apple cider, corn on the cob, deep-fried cheese curds...it was a great time. =)
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On October 4th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
I am starting to get jealous of all the eagles you get to see. And now add
the Pileated Woodpecker also.

Glad you got to go to the Renaissance Fair with Christi and had such a good time. Special treat to have such good weather.
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On October 4th, 2010 11:26 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Not that many this year! I think I saw an immature one Saturday on the way back from the vet, but that's been it--it was 2009 when I saw lots of them. This year it's been my coworker Dawn seeing them all the time!

Yes, the weather was a real blessing!
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On October 4th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Sounds like it was a fantastic day! The statue of David really made me chuckle, as did the Storm Trooper. I'm glad that you had such a good time and that the weather was so lovely.
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On October 4th, 2010 11:27 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
It was fun to just stand outside that store and watch people's reactions when they saw it! =D

Thanks!
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On October 5th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC), diapers4three commented:
Ha!!
Sounds like a blast -- love the pics!! =D
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On October 5th, 2010 11:08 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Re: Ha!!
Glad you enjoyed them! =)