This week we finally feel like there may be an end to being socially distanced forever. We’ve stayed within the size limits of the groups, but we have seen friends face to face. We’ve gone to Heidi and Tim’s place for worship and lunch the last few Sundays. It’s good to enjoy worship services with family and next Sunday, Northridge will have in person services. Looking forward to that, even though we’ve felt the presence of the Lord even when it was just the two of us.
Monday last week, we got to have dinner with Johnny and Karen Schmidt and have some of Karen’s Mexican cooking. We’ve known them since high school years, long enough to know that no one cooks Mexican like she does! Best friends forever!
Tuesday, we drove to Emporia and met up with two couples with whom we have volunteered for several years in Colorado. Chuck and Mavis Parnell live north of Salina and Dale and Judy Foster live in Gardner, so we all had a few miles to go to get together. Both of those couples have sold their RVs and won’t be going to Golden Bell this year. It was great to see them again.
LeRoy has been waiting on a couple of parts to finish projects around here and Thursday he put up a chain hoist door opener on the big RV door on the building. Now I can open it without having to call for help for the last several feet. It really makes it easy! The other part is for the front leveling jack on the RV. It had leaked and periodically caused a very loud alarm, but once he gets it back on, it should (?) be perfect! The one good thing about having it off is that the shower drains more easily!
At lunch time today, the Meeting House in Sedgwick had a free drive-thru community lunch of smoked chicken, baked beans and chips. Thanks! The Meeting House is a little restaurant run by volunteers, students and community members. They are open limited hours and we enjoy their sandwiches, coffee and desserts. No matter when we have been there in the past, there have been small groups meeting, Bible study groups and families sharing the space. Of course, for the past weeks they’ve only had carry out, but now that things are opening up more, we’re looking forward to eating there again.
This coming week, we have plans to meet up with another RVing couple who live in their fifth wheel just down the road from us. They winter in Texas and we haven’t seen them since either of us got back. Wouldn’t you know, our time together will include food!
I hope everyone is enjoying late spring before the heat of summer gets to us. God bless you!