Monthly Archives: November 2011

November Weather

Like last month, this month was colder than last year’s November—but not by much. The average low was the same at 38°, but the average high was 5° cooler. We also got almost an inch more rain than last year … Continue reading

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Snow is falling this morning after two days of rain. I doubt we will get any accumulation. We are about to head off to “school” this morning in town. We had a delightful time at Thanksgiving at some friend’s house. … Continue reading

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Biscuit Pies over the Fire

Roasting marshmallows, making smores, smelling like smoke—that’s the usual around a fire, right? Yesterday at the youth event, we learned something new. First you need something besides a coat hanger. We were using some tools especially made for task: a … Continue reading

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Jenna finally got her braces off! Almost. But getting the tops off and not the bottoms does mean no more rubber bands. They were hopeful that she could get bottoms off before Christmas. Each week, both Rebekah and Lauren have … Continue reading

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Trip Home

After picking up the girls last night, we made it home around 7:00 last night. The trip home lasted a little longer than it should have as we made a detour to Congaree National Park just south of Columbia. It … Continue reading

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Charleston: Day 3

We spent part of the late morning and early afternoon back in the old part of Charleston. We had hoped to be able to go inside a couple of churches, but neither were open. We did, though, get to walk … Continue reading

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Charleston Part I

We have been here a little over 24 hours now. And this afternoon we had some free time to walk around historic Charleston, going to the Battery, French Quarter, and Market Street. The huge old houses, some built in the … Continue reading

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October Weather

Both the average high (65°) and the average low (42°) for October were cooler in 2011 than in 2010, by 7° and 3° respectively. It also got below freezing on four different occasions, the first being on the 22nd, whereas … Continue reading

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