Sunday, May 3, 2009

Treasure Hunt

Krista continued to have generalized pain today and there's a growing pain at her IV site. So far, there's no sign of any problems with the IV; it's probably just on a sensitive area. With all the neuropathy Krista has, just about everything is a sensitive area. Still, she is doing very well overall, and managed to get in and out of the bath easily all by herself.

We spent most of day resting (a rare and much needed event for me), and we all watched Saving Sarah Cain together. It's neat how the boys enjoy watching family-friendly dramas, though this one may have been a bit long and serious for Trevor's attention span. But both boys loved how the Amish children showed their appreciation for a meal by burping afterward. I don't know if that's an accurate depiction, but it did get a good laugh.

Friday night, when Trevor had his sleep-over, he got to have a successful experience with geocaching, a world-wide high-tech treasure hunt hobby in which enthusiasts hide a box containing a log page and some nicknacks, and then post the global coordinates of the treasure for other enthusiasts to find it. I wanted to see what it was like, so I signed up with to see if there were any treasures hidden near our house. One of the first ones listed was just a few blocks from our house, so Adam, Trevor, our neighbor Sean, and I walked over with my portable GPS to see if we could find it. No such luck -- but it was fun looking. The boys wanted to try again, so we went back home to see if there was another nearby. There was -- just a little further than the first one -- and this time Krista wanted to join in. She walked to the end of the block, and then we wheeled her the rest of the way. We didn't find it, but we did find a bag of broken toys and trash stuck in a bush nearby which I threw away. I found out later that this is a practice that geocachers encourage, calling it CITO (Cache In Trash Out). I think that's neat -- turning a frivolous hobby into something that actually helps the community. It's going to take some more practice to be able to actually find one of these treasures, though.

[The LORD speaking] "You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart."
(Jeremiah 29:13)

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