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Five Thousand Two Hundred and Twenty Eight

Days that is. Days since August 1, 2004 when we set off on this great adventure.
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5228 days. I cannot say that every one of those 5228 days has been excellent. But the roads we’ve traveled, the friends we’ve made, the ministries we’ve served (even if it involved cleaning toilets) and the opportunities we’ve had to see our Great God in action combine to make days for which I cannot thank God enough.

100,000

There is so much to be thankful for today! We left Oakridge, our November SOWER project, early this morning and have arrived safely in Waco.  And if you’ve ever navigated Ft. Worth traffic on a Friday afternoon (in a motorhome, no less) you know how very thankful we are. Although we don’t go into our campground until tomorrow (there’s a silly thing called Vehicle Inspection here in TX that we need to take care of in the morning), we are safe and sitting still in a lovely Flying J parking lot. (OK, so “lovely” might be a stretch, but we’re still and safe and that’s what counts!)

But here’s the Really Big News.  Today, just before we crossed the Texas state line from Oklahoma, this happened.
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48 States, 5 Canadian Providences/Territories, 14+ years of adventures and memories. And now –
100,000 miles!

Thank you, Lord, for this trusty RV that has reached this milestone!

I’m thankful today….

for another birthday!
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Let’s face it – we’re never promised that next birthday (or that next day, for that matter). So today I’m thankful that I’ve made it to another birthday. It’s been a great day from being awakened (maybe a bit earlier than I’d hoped) by two little boys singing Happy Birthday to me, to a bit of Facetime with a sweet 4 year old, to cards and calls from my kids and sisters, to oh-so-many birthday wishes on Facebook. Gary was in rare form, and returned from an early morning errand run with flowers and chocolates and an offer to do the laundry so I could stay home and sip coffee.
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Tonight we’re headed out for dinner with our SOWER friends and then maybe, if we old folks are too tired, we might even stay up for some wild and crazy game playing.

As we head towards our 70’s (Gary’s closer than I am!), every birthday brings more reasons to be thankful!  For all of it’s ‘new every morning’ aches and pains, each year is still more abundantly filled with His ‘new every morning’ Faithfulness.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

 

 

A Bit of Saturday Randomness

1. I don’t mind going to the laundromat.
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Unlike many full-time RV’ers (and many part-timers too!), we don’t have a washer or dryer on board. We actually have two spots that were ‘washer ready’, but it was more important to us to make use of the space. (Think fabric stash!) Often, our SOWER projects have laundry facilities available to us. This project does too. But when the pile gets big, and there’s a nice laundromat nearby, it just makes sense for us to go and get it all done at once. I love that in just over an hour I (we, actually – Gary comes too!) can come home with all our clothes, sheets and towels clean and folded.

2. Today is a cold and rainy, stay inside where it’s cozy day. Continue reading A Bit of Saturday Randomness

A bit overwhelmed

I felt like I was doing pretty well with posts during our time at the cabin. Well, for the first week or so at least.  Then, I guess, vacation mode set in. Instead of composing a blog post, I spent time with my sister or helped Gary or read a book or took a nap.  I wanted to share about the cook-outs, sunsets and ducks on the pond.  I wrote several posts in my head, but somehow never got them down on paper.  Sigh.

And then it was over. Our three weeks + at the cabin came to an end, and we were heading back to the real world.
And the real world meant returning to Montrose, packing up the RV and heading across the country to get to Texas so we can fly out of Dallas to go to Oregon for a 4 day SOWER Rally.  I was pretty exhausted just thinking about it.

And now that I’m trying to do even the bare minimum of a blog post, I can’t seem to muster up enough internet to even upload some fun pictures!

Cheeeze –  enough with the whining!

We had an absolutely beautiful time at the Cabin. Filled with family and friends and those ducks on the pond.

We had a lovely, uneventful 1500 mile drive – all interstate – across the country.

Midway on the trip we stopped in Chattanooga and got to connect with my nephew and family and my niece. What a sweet break!

We are safely parked, the slides are out, and the A/C is running.

Tomorrow we will be hugging grandchildren (and grown-up kids too!)

For the four days after that we’ll be hanging out with some of the finest people on the planet at the SOWER “Western Wound-up”!

We have so very much to be thankful for.  And someday soon life will quiet down and I’ll be less overwhelmed, and maybe….just maybe…I’ll get this corner of the internet back on track!