Well, as Nathan & Nicole have highlighted we've had some, um, challenges. To amend Nicole's update about my computer power cord working sometimes, it is now officially dead. So if you're expecting an email from me, please be patient while I await the delivery of my replacement power cord! But I think the biggest challenge happened right after Nicole posted her update yesterday. It involves, yet again, tires. We left Carbondale yesterday morning and drove to northern Kentucky - about a 5 1/2 hour drive. We were about 30 minutes from our campsite, and Tim pulled off onto an exit ramp. I asked him why he was pulling off, and he said something sounded wrong. Turns out we had a shredded tire on our camper! Argh! And we were scheduled to meet Nathan's best friend from our former neighborhood and his family at our campground in about 90 minutes. We called Good Sam of which we are a member and found out we didn't purchase the RV towing. We could add it but it wouldn't be valid for 3 days. We called AAA and it was the same story. So - thankfully it was an outside tire on our back left side (not an inside tire), so Tim pulled the camper up on our leveling blocks and changed the tire himself, along with Nathan & Nicholas' help. They did a great job! 45 minutes later we were back on the road, and made it in time to meet our friends with about 15 minutes to spare! But now we have a dilemma. What caused the tire to shred? Was it dry rotted from sitting in our side yard for so long? If so, that means we should replace ALL the tires on the camper. Can you say cha-ching?? So, please be praying for us for wisdom for this situation! On a brighter note, we had a wonderful visit with our friends! Here are a few pictures we snapped with them:
We had a very nice day today. After our friends left to finish their trek up to Michigan to be with their family we had a lovely Little Church time, and then hung out for a couple of hours. We then drove into "Tim's territory", namely, Covington where he was born and grew up, and we were able to go to the Catholic church (where he went to school) for a fundraiser dinner. We walked around the school and church grounds while he told us stories of his childhood. It was really cool. And then we walked right next door where his youngest brother lives and spent some time with he and his family! Then it was up to Devou Park to try to see the overlook of Cincinnati, but it was closed from dusk to dawn (and it was well after dusk). We'll have to go back later this week. It was really a beautiful day today, and it's supposed to be nice again tomorrow - in the 70's! Yeehaw! We're trying not to think of the forecast for later in the week just yet (hint - it's going to be cold and rainy!). Well, I hope everyone's had a nice weekend, and let me say again how much we so appreciate your prayers and encouraging comments!! Blessings to all!
Tim & Jodie