Winding down

This week we’re winding down our visit with Florence Marie. She will be leaving Friday morning, so we’re having “lasts”–her last day at church today, her last night at the hymn sing at Desert Trails, her last time to bake cookies here, etc. We’ll do laundry on Thursday and then she’ll be ready to go. We will button up her RV after she is gone and be sure nothing is left that she can’t live without.

A couple of years ago, we met in person a young woman who had been looking for a bus conversion online. Her name is Robyn and she got her bus, an MCI,  about two years ago, I think. LeRoy helped her learn to drive it a year ago at Christmas, just before her first trip in it. Robyn and three of her children moved into the bus after we got here in December and after a steep and rather expensive learning curve, they are on the road. Recently, Robyn has been helping a friend find a bus conversion, as well, this one a Silver Eagle. We’ll be going to the Phoenix area on Tuesday so that LeRoy can drive it to her home in the Huachuca City area. She didn’t want her first driving experience to be on the interstate and I can’t say that I blame her. The online bus conversion community has been so helpful to these two women, supplying information and giving suggestions. I can tell that Robyn’s hard-learned lessons have paid off because she told her friend not to even start that bus before buying a roadside assistance plan! We’re looking forward to meeting Nakia and her family this week. Such brave young moms! Each of them has special needs children and they are unschoolers, providing learning experiences on the road across this beautiful country. (Google unschooling if that’s an unfamiliar term to you.)You might see them along the way and if you think of them, pray for them.

It’s a beautiful sunny day in Tucson today. Enjoying another Arizona winter is a tough job but someone has to do it, right?

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