Being that summer is on the run, although you wouldn't know it from the weather today as the official high temperature was 91 degrees, we are getting into the fall routine. That means that the church choir is back in business, and we had our first rehearsal this evening. We are a very fun group of somewhat musically challenged individuals, but with the help of our choir director Laurie the end result is usually quite good. We are also being bouyed up by some additional voices, and those voices are quite bit more accomplished than us regulars. These are from the Laborers For Christ, who are building are new church, and unfortunately they will only be with us for a few more weeks to a month or two tops. We will sing our first number this Sunday morning in both services so you will definitely want to come and see if we can carry a tune with out a bucket.
Speaking of the Laborers, the latest on Mark's condition is very encouraging. On Monday and Tuesday we were hearing that he may have to remain at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for as much as two months. Today we got word that it may only be a month, and he is doing well and in good spirits. He will be having some surgery tomorrow, to clean out some of the burns, but that is very typical of injuries such as this, or at least, so I am told. I am not a doctor, and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, although I wish I would have due to all of the barking dogs in our neighborhood, but I digress. Work goes on at the church and the roof should be totally covered by the end of the week meaning that the building will be sealed up very soon. After the roof is done the siding goes on the exterior and the steeple will be set on top of the tower. At that point the exterior will look finished, but there will still be a lot of work to be done on the interior.
I am looking for a change in the weather by daybreak tomorrow, Thursday. A cool front from the Pacific will be moving through tomorrow morning, and along and just ahead of it will be a band of showers and the chance for a thunderstorm or two. These should arrive in the very late night hours, just before sunrise. The showers will linger into the morning, with a few more popping up in the afternoon, but most of those will be over the mountains. We will be quite a bit cooler on Thursday, with the afternoon high temperature in the mid 70s. Friday looks nice and sunny with the temperature rising from near 50 early to the upper 70s in the afternoon. There is still an outside chance of rain on Saturday, but then again, if it does rain it would most likely be outside. Anyway, I am still a bit nervous about the weather for our Praise In The Park service late Saturday afternoon, just a bit!