Today is the first full day of school for Lillie and Lydia. Bridgette instructed them to stand beside the tree to get the traditional first day of school photo before leaving home. We got an adorable photo texted to us with first day of school emblazoned across the middle. Then, we got the photo below showing what was just outside that first picture...
I know this photo snapped by Lillie is a bit blurry but it really shows the heat exhaustion and need for a cold drink of water we all felt.
This image of Bob and Mama shows how we were drooping from the heat.
I also like that this photo includes a vital part of our day - wasp and hornet spray was kept at hand and used frequently!
Lynn also shows how the pecan trees and the Gosey cemetary embraced us as we needed rest and shade and a break from the heat and sun.
Mike, who has worked in the heat of the day for years and more conditioned to it, was ultra- hot as well.
Our clothes were soaked through with the sweat of the morning!
We sat and shared tales and laughter and memories before ambling toward the next stash of tools and equipment and sorting, gathering, and arranging for the sale continued.
On to the next barn...
We are grateful for the patience, guidance, hard work, and expertise of these guys (Bob, Lynn, Roy, and Gerald from Tradition Auctions and Cary, Mom's neighbor). They made a hot, difficult job move along faster and with purpose while encouraging us to wear a smile.