Friday, April 6, 2018
The weather was cool this morning. Had to put on a sweatshirt for the outside work of getting ready to go. It was quickly warming up by the time we left and short sleeve t-shirts were back on. However, it was noticeably cooler when we stopped at the Mississippi welcome center and by the time we arrived in Tuscaloosa it was long sleeves and jackets. Just looked at the forecast for tomorrow at home and the low is 32. No fair! We want to go back to Baton Rouge. Stel and Jodi and Ron and Mary were scheduled to leave today and both decided to stay another week. It’s still cold and snowy in Pennsylvania and Michigan so the Baton Rouge weather seems even nicer to them.
Today was the day for the real goodbyes. Last night we knew we would all see each other this morning but this morning was different. We were all up milling around and walking the dogs and cats. Really didn’t want to say good bye but it was time. Lee Ann and Barrie left just before us this morning headed back to Colorado. We left about fifteen minutes later. This project was so good for us. Thank you God for all the friends who answered your call to ministry in Baton Rouge.
It was an uneventful drive to Tuscaloosa. Traffic was pretty light and it’s interstate all the way. There were the usual distracted drivers and people running red lights in Tuscaloosa but we arrived safely. It’s really raining here now. Should be a good sleeping night. We will leave early in the morning to go to Oneonta to take care of Jean’s admission paperwork. We will be busy the next few days. Hope everyone has a great weekend.