Welcome to Year Nine!!!! We’re one day into our ninth year on the road.  Really? We’ve been doing this EIGHT years? Really????? As I’ve been thinking about this anniversary, I thought I’d look back and see just where we were the last 8 years on August 1st.  Here’s what I found –

August 1, 2011 – New Brunswick, Canada Flower Pots

August 1, 2010 – Pennsylvania – Sitting Still (OK, so it’s actually Aug. 7th, but that’s the closest August entry to our anniversary date!)

August 1, 2009 – Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada – Back to the Lower 48, Day 8

August 1, 2008 – Arkansas – First Day of Year Five!

August 1, 2007 – Ohio – Day 1095

August 1, 2006 – Doylestown, PA! Dos. Deux. Zwei. Duo. Mbili. Two. 2. II.

August 1, 2005 – Wisconsin – Our First Anniversary (In looking back over that post, I do see where I’ve “lost” the connection with the pictures I posted at that time. Don’t know whuzzup with that…..)

August 1, 2004 – Doylestown, PA – Isn’t Rain Good Luck?

I enjoyed taking a stroll down memory lane and seeing just what we were doing on all of those anniversary dates. And I thought it pretty interesting that we were in Canada for two of those anniversaries, but on totally different sides of that great continent! Looking back I am amazed at the miles we’ve traveled, the places we’ve seen, the people we’ve met (and reconnected with) and the blessings we’ve received. At best, this was going to be a 1 or 2 year adventure, and then it was back to work for us. Instead of an Adventure, it turned into a Lifestyle. Instead of tourists, we turned into servants. Instead of two years, it’s turned into…well…’s turned into whatever the Lord has for us in the years ahead. Nine years – or nineteen? Who knows?

So – what did the anniversary day THIS year look like? Well, we’re at in Montrose, PA (where we’ve been mostly all summer) still working away on the A/C project in Dreyer Hall. Today Gary worked on drain lines for the upstairs units and I took a break from A/C Helper and became a Kitchen Helper. Yes, today I got to work on Jello Jigglers!
Jello Jigglers
All dressed up and ready to go –
Jello Ready to go
And after the jello – I moved to the eggs!
Chopping Eggs
Yep, it was a SOWER kind of a day!
Just the kind of day I love!


2 thoughts on “Really?????”

  1. Montrose is a wonderful place to serve. Been there done that in the kitchen. Terrrific staff too.

  2. Dearer Readers-
    If you have been impacted by Stephanie or Gary in some way, I think it would be a fitting tribute to them to speak up and say so here.
    Reading their story has been such an inspiration and motivation for Carol and I to begin our full time journey. I contact Stephanie for some specific questions. Her quick reply hit the target.
    I am forever grateful for Stephanie and Gary. They are the real deal. I look forward to the day when we can cross paths or be close enough for a visit.
    To Stephanie and Gary, I say – carry on faithful servants. Be save and adventurous. Life life to the fullest and always give thanks to God for giving you this spirit.
    Your friend – Jerry (and Carol)

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