Jenna is supposed to get home tomorrow if all goes well. It’s been too long. Two friends are coming home with her, so we’ll have a full house for the week. Thankfully there’s a little bit of color left on the hill for her to see:
Swimming has been going well so far. I’ve logged 8 miles since the middle of October. I’m up to a little less than half a mile in 30 minutes. I think 30 minutes will be my limit, though I’m pretty sure I can increase the distance as I get in better shape. The water has been consistently at 80° and the temperature under the dome varies from upper 60s to lower 70s. It’s a little chilly at first, but it doesn’t take long before I’m glad it’s not any warmer.
School is winding down for the semester for everyone—finals are approaching for all the girls with a short reprieve for Thanksgiving. Lauren got her ACT scores back and matched her sister on her first go with a 32. Her PSAT scores should come back in a couple of weeks. All of their hard work has certainly paid off. Unlike Jenna, however, Lauren is much less sure of where she wants to end up in a year and a half. But like Jenna, we think she’ll be able to choose almost any place she wants to go.
We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are thankful to God for our friends and family and the blessings of life both here and into eternity.