Saturday, September 18, 2010

September 18

Yesterday afternoon I returned to Heart Lake after several days in New York. My time in New York was intense -- I had to catch up on my duties as treasurer at St. Mary's; I had to attend a rather intense special board meeting at Morningside Gardens -- I'm in the process of writing a blog post about that; I had to catch up on our personal finances; and I had an appointment at the dental school.

Becasue Liz had to back here on Wednesday, I was left to take the bus to Binghamton on Friday. My second cousins Anne and her brother Stanley picked me up at the bus terminal and brought me here where we had a little gathering of Liz and I, Anne, Stanley, and another second cousin David and his girlfriend Debbie. We cousins talked some about family, including the fact that our great grandparents' family started coming here a hundred years ago in 1910.

This morning I am facing the fact that I have to produce a financial report for St. Mary's by Thursday, and I have to produce minutes and what we call a Flash Report for Morningside Gardens by Monday morning. We're leaving Tuesday adfternoon to go back to New York, so my days will be busy.

Also, seeing my cousins makes me realize that I have to write down some family history so that it won't be lost. That sets off another process of discernment about how I want to spend my time.

Enough for now -- I have things to do.