Okay. Now I'm caught up on my blogging. Yesterday I took my Wolf scout and the Bear scouts on what will be not only our final hike, but our final den meeting. We'll have pack meeting next week, and the following week is Thanksgiving. After that, Bishop wants us to concentrate on family time in the month of December. So luckily, I was able to get all the requirements done for our lone wolf to earn his Wolf. We hiked up Hilltop and we all had garbage grabbers so we could pick up garbage along the way. It wasn't that bad. My wife had done the same thing with her Activity Girls a couple of weeks ago. We got up to the top just as the sun was going down. We did a skit and ate snacks, and then hiked back down. We dropped off all the boys at their houses and when we got to the new kid's house, we saw a moving truck in front of it. I remembered that his mom recently gave a talk in sacrament meeting, as bishoprics commonly pick the new families to speak. She said for some reason all of their stuff was still in Maryland. They had been here for a few months!! Well, apparently today was the day that their stuff finally arrived.
After that I got ready to go to Young Women's in Excellence night. My daughter Emily had worked real hard all year to earn her Personal Progress medallion. My wife's best friend would work with her every Wednsesday and Saturday, and slowly but surely they checked off all the modified requirements for her to earn it. All the young women were really impressed and I was touched at how inclusive they are for my special little girl.
After the program ended I saw the parents of the boy whose family's belongings had arrived that day. I asked if they were glad all their stuff was here and the father said yes and that he was hoping to recruit some guys to help unload the piano. I offered to help and I put a blast out on our ward Facebook page to see who else could help. Between that and his recruiting we had 8 men show up. But then Danny Brinkerhoff practically moved it himself. He had his piano dolly and he told everyone to back off. He lifted up one end of the piano, kicked the dolly underneath it and wiggled the piano into place on top of the dolly. It was quite impressive. There was also a large wooden armoire behind the piano that he couldn't get to. So somehow I got on the wrong end of the dolly for that one. Oh my gosh, it was heavy! I pulled it in the house mostly by myself and regretted it because it kind of made my back sore.
Anyway, that was a long story to say that my back is getting better, but every day so far I start to feel it during the second loop of my run. All in all, it was a decent run, though.