GOOD SHOES ARE EVERYTHING! This is a picture of our main "battery" of shoes. Starting in the middle and working outward, we wear flip-flops when we shower; we wear slippers on the super-cold ceramic tile floors; we need sturdy shoes with THICK soles to walk anywhere; and we need good tennis shoes for hiking (Dennis only, so far) and outside projects (another topic). Last week, I was feeling down because two pair of my wimpier "walking" shoes seemed to be breaking down, and I could feel every rock. Even my best walking shoes seem to be feeling looser. Where can I get sturdy shoes with thick soles here?! How do I dare order some from the USA?! Answer: I was blessed with a "Tender Mercy." Dennis mentioned in-soles, and I remembered that I brought some (which I had hated wearing at home), just in case. I tried them....Yeah! Both wimpy shoes have now served me well an entire day and I came home at night without my feet screaming at me. Thank you, Heavenly Father. . .