1. Trout Pond Recreation Area is in West Virginia, just across Great North Mountain from us. Doesn't the pond look smooth?
Summer woods: The Doris Agnew Lake Trail at Trout Pond.
I like walking and my doctor advised me to walk at least half an hour a day. I was doing it fairly regularly until two weeks ago when foot pain made it impossible. There is a swollen area right over the arch on my right foot and the podiatrist diagnosed a bursa over arthritis. He gave me a (painful) cortisone shot and the swelling went down enough that I can feel a hard bump like a bone spur. I can only be on my feet for a few minutes before it starts hurting. I have to put up my foot and soothe it with a cold pack. It's frustrating because I want to enjoy nature by getting out in the beautiful parks and forests around here. Also I have errands to do that are now too painful.
5. Frank still owns a house in Dale City. The tenant who has been there for eight years is buying a home so now he needs to find a new renter, but first he'll have to get the inside painted and fixed up.