Well our hunters have been successful yet again. My son Shane and his two buddies, Chris and Beau, drove down from the Dallas area to help me thin out these deer. When I drove up yesterday evening there were five of them bedded down just outside the fence. There are three less does as of tonight. Two of them were actually yearlings, but I have about five of them that are wandering around the place. I’d like to get down to about six instead of fourteen. If these guys keep it up, I guess I’ll reach my goal.I missed church today for the first time in many months. My guests all returned from the hunt with deer. Since they clean their own, we were making room in the freezer, washing the cutting area down and all the rigmarole that goes with hunting. I fixed breakfast when they were just about done. I have meat in my freezer, so I guess we’ll have some venison chili when everyone comes down at Thanksgiving. Can you believe it is that time already? We will be sending out the 2nd six weeks report cards this week. That puts us at the start of the 3rd six weeks. I’m not grasping that very well. This year has gone way too quickly.The new school web page is up and running. I have homework assignments and pictures posted on our page. I’ll post a few more this week since we are going to be doing some science experiments. I love my classes at HPU. We learn something new and interesting each time we meet. We also started the new iStation program last week. Each child has a password that needs to be kept private and at home. If you have a computer and your student is falling behind, this is a great program to help them meet the new standards. If you want to get on the school web site, you will have to get a password from Mrs. Mask. We have a little more than a week before we break for our Thanksgiving holiday period. Please encourage your student to keep up with their work.Brother Barry went to the funeral of his 22 year old kinfolk on Saturday. Young Matt fought a difficult and brave fight for two years, but the cancer finally won. Except for one thing, as young as he was, he still believed Jesus would take him home, and that is blessed assurance and victory. We have several others in the community who are fighting the same battle, please keep them in your prayers.May God please protect us as we face the rather uncertain and rocky future that is looming. Please pray for our precious troops and their families. It’s playoff time – Go Coyotes!