Anyway, we are now - after spending Christmas with our grandparents and aunt - parked next to a friend's house in their huge yard. Actually, we're parked in their side yard, but they have a huge front yard, backyard, and a deck that you can walk out on near the lake!! It's so pretty.
Three nights ago I woke up at 2-something in the morning to find that my air mattress was deflated. I was too tired to do anything, so I just went back to sleep. The next night was a test run to see if it would deflate again - sometimes the cap just gets a little unscrewed or something, and air slowly leaks out. But this was not one of those times. Again, at about 2-something in the morning, I woke up to a flat bed. So I grabbed my pillow and my blanket, and I squeezed onto Mom and Dad's bed with them. :-) Last night - yeah, we waited the whole day to look at it - we inspected my bed and Nicholas found a little pin-point hole in it. I gathered up a few things, and I trekked through the cold all the way to the doorstep of our friend's house (which was about 20 feet away). :-) I slept in their guest bedroom last night - and since it is now past 8:00 and we haven't done anything about getting a new air mattress or something, it looks like I'm going to be sleeping in there again tonight - hallelujah!! :-) I really don't mind (that much) sleeping in the RV, but the room that I slept in is awesome! The queen bed is very comfortable - I got to make it just like I used to make my queen bed in my old room - that's one thing I don't miss. :-) But the windows are the best - large windows that overlook the lake - beautiful!! I woke up this morning at about 8:20 AM or so (the sunlight streaming in through the windows might have had something to do with that), and I read the chapters of Revelation for this morning according to the Life Journal. I was so tired, I almost fell asleep four or five times in the middle of reading! :-) I went back in the RV at about 9:00 AM, expecting the boys to already be starting breakfast - and they weren't even up, and Noah and Mom were still asleep. :-)
I was wide awake by then, so I went back outside and sat out on the deck near the lake, just watching nature. Yesterday afternoon I went outside and sat in a chair in the middle of the backyard with my Bible. I let the wind flip through the pages of my Bible - through Proverbs, Psalm, Job, etc. - as I caught little snatches of verses here and there. It was really cool. Then I walked out on the deck and sat and prayed. To anyone watching, it might have looked like I was talking to the wind, but I was really talking to God. :-) I loved it.
Today we spent nearly the entire day dragging out everything from the outside compartments on our RV onto the big green rug stretched out in the side yard and sorting through all that junk - er, items. :-) Taking everything out wasn't the problem - weeding through everything was. :-) But we're all glad we got it done - we got a bunch of stuff to give to a thrift store and a bunch to put in storage. I think we got rid of a little more than 500 hundred pounds - maybe 600. I don't know. I wish it was 2,000 lbs we got rid of!! :-)
Well, was that post long enough for everyone? :-) Happy New Year!!! God bless!
P.S. I would be posting some pictures, but a certain someone is begging to get on the computer (and it's definitely not N-O-A-H - just kidding!) :-)