Still here

Well, we’re still here in Kansas, still immobile. However, the airbag project is just about done! The old tires have been dismounted and six new ones are mounted, ready to go back on the bus as soon as one minor air leak is fixed. LeRoy started the engine one day this week and drained the oil, so it’s ready to be replaced. I got the oil changed in the car a while back and the difference in price between 5 quarts of oil and 7 gallons is astronomical! At least we don’t have to pay someone else to do it for us!

The closing on our rental property was set for the 20th instead of the 16th, so this week should have a number of reasons to celebrate. The vacant rental is no longer vacant and for once, we have a renter who didn’t have to be prompted to change the utilities into their own name. I think we’re gonna like this guy! We also have a new property manager in place to take over our hands-on participation in the effort. We’ve known this young man’s family since he was a teenager and we’ve worked with him on a Mexico missions trip, so we’re looking forward to this relationship.

Another couple of our RVing friends are scheduled to stop in this week or next and we are looking forward to seeing them. Our friends Larry and Mileta Kinser, our former pastors, were the first full time RVers we ever knew way back in the 1970s when they were just out of college. Now that he is retired, they are again free to roam the country tending to Mileta’s very successful Mary Kay business. They’ve been gone since August and we’re looking forward to them being back. Eldon and Sharon Orrell, who go back even farther to Army days in Ft. Hood, TX in the 1960s, now live in Barnes, KS and will be heading to Florida for the winter soon. We think they may stop in at least overnight. We feel so blessed to have this property where our friends can stop to visit us, plug in and stay awhile.

This week was the league cross country meet for Ben and Bailey and we enjoyed watching them again. Both kids bettered their best times for the season again and we are so proud of the effort they have made this fall. Next Saturday will be their regional meet at Lake Afton.

Even though we haven’t started heading west to Tucson yet, we’re already looking and planning toward our trip to Georgia in the spring. Our son’s daughter Alma will be graduating from high school and we wouldn’t miss seeing that for anything! Planning the route and stops along it will be fun.

Maybe next time I write we’ll have all our projects wrapped up. Wish us luck!

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