Like I was saying....

Day 1 @ Lizzie Cooper's

We got out of town this morning without much of a hitch on our way to Jackson. We went through a little bit of rain then ate lunch at Fazolli’s. It used to be a fave of mine…now it’s blah. Things change, huh? After lunch we made our way down to Lynch street and to Lizzie’s center. She talked with us and then wanted to show us a house she’d mentioned to me.

It was supposed to need some work done on the porch and Lizzie had wondered if we’d be able to do a little work on it. We got over to and and realized that it was in bad need of repair. I think it’s more than we can even hope to tackle. The roof is bad, the porch is way bad, but the roof is leaning on the porch, yard over grown…just plain bad. I think it needs to be bulldozed and rebuilt. We may try to do a little work on it, but it’s like putting a bandaid and a little makeup on cancer.

We went back to her center, bagged food, and then took it to some elderly shutins, then the day ended a little early for us. We checked into the hotel, not to shabby, but way nice, and just sat around before going to Moe’s to eat. We skimmed the mall, went to Krispy Kreme, then got some supplies at Wal-Mart.

We’re going to mow, paint, and clean up tomorrow morning before lunch. Then the afternoon will be with the kids. We’ll see how it goes.

This year I have internet access in the hotel room. So I should be able to be a little more “real time” in my updates. We’ll see. We’ve got a good group of kids who are wanting to see some stuff done down here. Most have been here either on our summer or spring break trips, but there are a few brand new ones.

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  1. giddy

    The pink flowers on the porch are lovely.

    "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." — John Wooden

  2. Steve

    Hey Blake…welcome to the neighborhood! Too bad you don't have time to swing by our house. Moe's is a great place to eat! Be blessed, bro!

  3. Angie

    My thoughts exactly about the flowers.

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