Tuesday, June 28, 2005

June 28th 2005

"Now for the rest of the story."

We are actually back in Oklahoma. We never would have taken the liberty to stay so long in Kentucky. Instead the Lord forced us to, and we enjoyed our time there.
God's hand was very evident during the whole month that we were there, and we are very grateful for all He has done and is continuing to do in our lives.

Happy Father's day Dad!

Here's a quick summary of what happened since our last update:
June 17th, We were supposed to go test drive the bus, and leave. Instead we recieved a call from the mechanic. He told Dad not to bother coming because he had started the engine and the radiator burst.

June 18th, We went to a graduation party for 3 of the Thompsons friends. Met some really nice families.

June 19th, For Father's day we visited the White family, and had a Bible study and sang together. Then we drove to Cumberland falls and hiked up to Eagle falls. It was very beautiful.

Cumberland Falls
Chris with his Cannon

June 20th, We waited for the radiator

June 21st, We waited for the radiator

June 22nd, Dad and the boys helped the Thompsons finish the vinyl siding on their house. And we still waited...

June 23rd, We waited for the radiator and we went to a tiny little town full of antique shops. Then we went to the Myers house for dinner. We can't see the Myers without somebody having an arm restling match...
She won!
The Myers Swing...
Annie in the Papa Chair. Glendale, KY

June 24th, Dad went to test drive the bus... The engine shut down after 1/4 of a mile. There were problems, problems and more problems. Dad and Justin spent the whole day working with the mechanic, and finally got it into drivable condition that night. We brought the bus home to the Thompson's house.

June 25th, Mom's birthday!!! Dad hired Lincoln, and they worked on the bus all day, fixing some other problems. The mechanic did a good job, he was trying to keep the cost down for us. In the evening the Myers came and there were 8 guys working on the bus at the same time. It was spectacular! Lincoln was totally black! (There was a debate about whether he got sooooo dirty on purpose or not. He said he didn't do it on purpose though.)

Looks like a hard worker.

After the Myers left we packed up the bus, and finally pulled away from the Thompson's house, just hours short of being there for 1 month! It was midnight. We drove about 1-1/2 hours down the road before we had to stop for the night because there was an electrical problem.

June 26, Dad called Mr. Myers and the mechanic early Sunday morning and we ended up limping back to the Myers house. We really enjoyed their air conditioned house, and later their company, (When they got back from church.)

Once again we had 8 guys working on the bus. They did a great job too!

June 27th, The mechanic came and resolved the electrical problem. After spending the night with the Myers, who treated us royally, we said goodbye for the 86th time. =D We left Kentucky at 2:30pm central time and drove straight through.

June 28th, We pulled up at 3am. What a trip it has been!

I came across this verse yesterday, not even looking for it. How fitting!

1 Peter 4:12-13 "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."

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