Breaking the silence

Whew! I never meant to let such a long time go between posts! It’s been a great time with family and friends and fall weather.

Jadelyn, our youngest granddaughter, is now 7. Her birthday is November 8, the same day that my mother passed away two years ago, so we had lots to think about that day. Grammy would be so proud of this little one! While the twins and Mom and Dad are reading through the Bible in a year, she has read her children’s Bible twice, just finishing the second time this week. Her birthday celebrations (we took part in two) are always exciting because she is so excited. We always enjoy being with most of their family, too.

 

That’s her friend and backdoor neighbor Hannah and her mom Sheila behind her. Jadelyn thought she was really rich with gift cards and cash by the time her birthday celebrations were over. She’s turned into a real fashionista!

The kids like spending time with us in the bus and with both their parents working sometimes odd hours, we got to have them with us. The kitchen table is at times a computer station and other times a game table. Jadelyn was waiting her turn. Don’t let the angelic appearance fool you!

 

 

Bailey got her first glasses last week and I had to have a picture of her wearing them. She looks so grown up!

One night last week LeRoy and I met our friends Jim and Linda Anderson at Cracker Barrel for dinner. Linda and I met in college many, many years ago (you thought I was going to say how many?), got married the same year and shared raising children. Busy lives have kept us from spending much time together but it’s always good to spend time with them.

And now, the latest picture. And lest you think it’s an accidental oops, take a really close look.

That’s our building in Kansas in Liberty’s rear view mirror. We had intended to pull into Sedgwick yesterday afternoon, fill up with fuel and spend the night in front of Heidi and Tim’s house but Liberty had other ideas. Neither the engine nor the generator would do anything more than click when turned on! Since we’re all electric except for the cooktop, it’s pretty important to have the generator going down the road if we want heat. And going down the road just isn’t possible at all if the engine doesn’t run! Once again, LeRoy has greasy clothes to prove that he did his best to get us going but to no avail. So this morning we called a road service tech and he was able to get the engine running in short order. LeRoy started replacing the solenoid in the generator, which has been our Achilles heel all along, while the tech was there and thought we would be all right. After the tech left, though, the generator still wouldn’t start and we just decided to brave it and hope we stay warm on the road. We’ll get it fixed later on. We do have a propane heater so we can heat up the interior before we start and that should work.We are stopped in an RV park tonight in Kingman, just about an hour west of where we were, but WE ARE ON OUR WAY!!

 

 

 

 

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