‘Bout Time…

….I do a little blogging, right? Although I still have to put together a post about our wonderful cruise –
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and then catch all you’all up on our April project at Oakridge Ministries in Anadarko, OK.
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I thought I’d do a little real time update, instead.
We left Anadarko bright and early Tuesday morning.
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We did have a small concern in that the “Warning” light on the dashboard came on just as we were starting out. It doesn’t actually tell you what’s wrong, just that SOMETHING isn’t right. All the fluids were good, and she was running fine, so we opted to drive up to Oklahoma City (about 45 miles) and get it checked out there.
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We made it without incident, and they were able to diagnose (and replace) a failed transient suppressor (you wanted to know, right?). That’s the good news. The bad news is that they spotted a potential problem with the “#3 Exhaust Gasket” – it had a leak and there was possible damage to the manifold. However, since they couldn’t fix it until next week sometime, we opted to continue on and get it looked at (a second opinion is always a good idea anyway when $$$ is involved) in Ohio since we’ll be there for over a week. (Are you glassy-eyed yet?) Sooooo…..
With the 4 hour delay, we only got to the Missouri Welcome Center before we stopped for the night. Not quite as far as we had hoped, but thankfully we had no additional mechanical issues.
This morning we started out in the rain –
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and it pretty much rained all day, all the way.
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Eight Hours. Driving in the Rain. Ugh. But we made it most of the way across Illinois and, Lord willing, we’ll make it to Columbus (or at least to the diesel mechanic) by the end of the day tomorrow!!

As I type this, we are sitting in a Walmart parking lot in Effingham, Illinois watching it rain.
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(And listening to PSA’s about severe weather warnings. What county are we in again? Do we head into Walmart if it gets too crazy?)

It looks like we’ll be in the rain for most of the night –
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We’re the blue dot – and let me say, that green blob has been with us all day!!! We can only pray that it will be long gone in the morning!

I’d like to say that I’ll be catching up soon with Cruise and Project posts, but the truth of the matter is after tomorrow my days will mostly be filled with kids and grands. And once again, blogging will get placed on the back burner! (But that’s really how it should be, don’t you agree?)

Thanks again for stopping by!

4 thoughts on “‘Bout Time…”

  1. Hi Stephanie — you may or may not remember me from high school church youth group. I followed your blog for a while when you were with SOWERS. I seem to be always interested and curious when people from my past life become missionaries, actually — as did you and Jeff Talley (sp?) and a good friend of mine from high school. Not that I necessarily get in touch. But with you — I just wanted to get in touch with you for some reason. Just email me if you want an undemanding, on and off, email catch up with me. And — if you’d rather not, I will seriously not be hurt. I am just curious. Best, Rachel

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