Expensive Day

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Today was another really nice day. Sunny and not too hot. Another day of a few minutes of the fire place this morning and just the fans this afternoon. It was a busy day too. We had meetings with the estate attorney, and two accountants for Mama Ruby. Can’t wait to get that bill.  NOT!!!  Hopefully we are now all on track for making more progress. At least we understand more of what we have to accomplish and our time line. So much work to do! Still looking to have an estate sale this summer. Since we didn’t do anything of much interest today we thought we would do a flash back to April 25, 2014. It was our first NOMADS drop-in project. Fun times. Hope you enjoy. (Click here to flash back with us.)

Cheryl going in the windowWe also flashed back to this date in 2016 and were reminded of a funny thing that happened on our NOMADS project at Sumatanga. Our friend Tony locked his keys in his motorhome and another dear friend, Cheryl, volunteered to go through a window and unlock it.

Another Tuscaloosa Tuesday

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Today was another work day at Mama Ruby’s house. It was a cloudy day with scattered showers. We never had hard rain but was a very damp day.

We needed a break and Anne went to get a hair cut. Irises on 4-24We then had a late lunch of a great steak grilled by Max. We are also continuing to enjoy the irises that we brought back from Remlap. We will always think of Juno when we look at them since it was her favorite flower and her first name.


Today was a hard day – very emotional going through some of the things in the house. So when we just couldn’t take any more we took our second walk of the day and just Supper tonight“happened” to walk to Cookout for two milkshakes. After walking back home we decided to watch a Hallmark Christmas movie since they always have happy endings. It was time to take a break. Only ten days until we head back to Baton Rouge. Also we are happy to report that our team member, Jodi, was discharged from the hospital today and is back at the RV in Baton Rouge. Thank you, Lord, for taking care of Jodi.

Dull Day and a Flashback

Monday, April 23, 2018

LED repairNot much interesting happening today around our home on wheels. We worked on estate and tax stuff and did laundry. The only thing out of the really ordinary was we glued down the end of the LED light strip on the edge of the awning. It had come loose a little and we didn’t want to risk losing it while driving down the road.

So for your viewing pleasure we looked back to see where we were two years ago. On this date in 2016 we left Desoto State Park and took FRED 1 to Sumatanga to start a project there. Desoto SP is a great park with a great campground. We stayed there most of a week hiking, biking and just relaxing. It was the last just-for-fun trip we took with Scout. We hope to go back again soon.

Rainy, But Good, Sunday

Sunday, April 22, 2018

As beautiful as yesterday was, today was the opposite. Yucky! Yes, I know we need spring rains but it was cool, damp, rainy, foggy and just a messy day. There were also some pretty strong thunder storms in some places, fortunately not where we were at the moment. We did drive in some bad rain with a lot of people driving 45 with flashers. Thank you Lord for safe travel today.

We started the day with a couple of day old doughnuts which of course when heated about 15 seconds in the microwave are just about as good as when the “Hot Now” sign is on. It was a wet drive to Lester Memorial UMC and as usual we listened to The Message on XM. What was unusual was that two of the songs we sang along with on the radio were also songs used in worship today. God was really letting us be ready for worship.

LMUMC sermon notes 4-22-18
Today’s sermon notes

And worship we did. We had a wonderful service and Sunday school class today. Hmm – something about entering worship ready to worship? Barry’s message was from John 10:11-21, a familiar passage in which Jesus says “I am the good shepherd.” Great message that we need to be sharing with the world. Think we may listen to it again on You Tube. We enjoy having that option available to us, especially when we are out of town and miss our home church service. They usually stream both the 8:30 service which we attend and the 11:00 traditional service but looks like they only have the 11:00 service up this week. (click here to view) Oh well, its the same message.

After church we went back to the rehab center to visit with Helen and Jean. They both seemed to be doing well this morning but Jean seemed more confused when we went back this afternoon. Not sure exactly what is going on with her. Helen seems to be enjoying the friends she has made.

Rainy night driveAfter our afternoon visit we headed to Cullman for a couples baby shower. It was nice to see old friends and celebrate the impending arrival of a daughter, sister, and granddaughter into this world. Congratulations to Michael and Cristina and may God continue to bless their family. After the shower we drove back to Tuscaloosa in heavy rain. It was a long, slow drive but we are safely back in FRED.

Second set of irises 1
We brought more irises back with us. None were blooming when we cut them, but two had opened by the time we got home.