Sorry for making everyone wait to hear what’s up with us. The last weeks before we move are always pretty full of the ordinary. I think everyone has enough ordinary of their own. They don’t need to add mine to it!
Halloween came while we were still in Kansas and we helped with Trunk or Treat at Northridge. That’s always so much fun, watching the kids in their costumes. The weather was great, so they didn’t have to have coats on over them.
While getting ready to leave for Arizona, we’ve enjoyed small town high school athletics this fall. We followed the volleyball team to sub-state and we attended all the home games for the football team through an amazing season, which isn’t over yet. In Kansas high school football, there is a mercy rule. If one team is ahead by 43 points at the half, the teams can opt to let the clock run throughout the second half. We became accustomed to watching the freshmen and sophomores play in the second half and being home early! Sedgwick usually won by 40 points or more. This past week, even though we weren’t in Kansas to watch, they had a hardfought game in sub-state play against Smith Center. They won by 1 point, a point-after kick within the last 20 seconds. Not only that, the kicker broke the state record for all classes by scoring a career points total for 276 points, then 277, 278 and 279! And their season isn’t over yet. They move on to the semi-finals next week.
At one of the last volleyball games, we were surprised that our blonde high schooler had become a brunette! We had to look for her shirt number to recognize her! Over the weekend before we left, we celebrated Jadelyn’s 17th birthday a few days early. We’re just glad she still likes having us around for her birthdays, no matter what color her hair (or mine) is!
We left the Landing on November 4, headed first to Midland, TX. LeRoy’s best friend in high school passed away 15 years ago and his widow, Rotha Cloyd, has been a close friend for more than 50 years. When she announced in July that she was getting married again, we were thrilled. We’ve met Daniel Comalander and we know how much they love each other. The reception for their wedding was at their church in Midland on November 6, so we had to attend. Congratulations!
The trip to Yuma was one of the best we’ve ever had as far as the weather was concerned. There was little to no wind to blow us around and we didn’t have any rain, either. We avoided having snow before we left, which doesn’t always happen, and we arrived in Yuma to be greeted by temperatures in the upper 80s, my kind of weather!
We have a young friend who needed a place to stay in Arizona for 90 days or so and we offered her our park model until we got back here. Then our church here, Desert Grace, had a Covid outbreak and she got it. We had planned to trade spaces with her as soon as we got back, but had a change of plans. We’ll be staying in the RV until she gets out of quarantine this next week. Fortunately she hasn’t been as sick as some have, so we think she’ll be all better soon. Prayers would be appreciated!
I’ve had a problem with sciatica recently and I’m having trouble walking without pain. Bummer! I’ve found a new chiropractor (the one I saw last year retired) and seem to be doing better. One of LeRoy’s first tasks after we got back was getting the hot tub ready for use and that seems to help some. He is usually in it before I get up in the morning, so it wasn’t just for my benefit!