Saturday, March 6, 2021
While in Gulf Shores last Sunday, we worshiped with our home church via live stream. We are so blessed to be a part of a church that understands being the hands and feet of Jesus, always working outside the doors of the church. After worship we quickly jumped in the truck to head to Atmore, Alabama. We had an easy 1 ½ hour drive on a beautiful day on some back roads we don’t remember ever traveling before. Nice! Walmart was very organized and ready for our arrival. Max’s appointment was at 12:00 and Anne’s at 3:40 but the good folks in Atmore had recognized our appointments and called before we arrived to verify that we were together and told Anne to come on in at 12:00 too. We were a little early and we both had our injections and were on the way back to Gulf Shores by 12:25. We are so thankful to have received our first dose and an appointment on March 28 for our second dose. The people at Walmart could not have been more helpful or friendly. We have had no adverse side effects and hope the second dose is no worse.
Monday morning we readied Fred for a travel day in the rain. It was a long day driving with wind and rain. We stopped at an Amish bakery and store that is about ½ mile off I-65 at Exit 54 near Atmore. (It was time to stretch our legs.) The caramel apple cinnamon rolls are some of the very best we have eaten and those of you that followed us to Alaska and back know we have tried a lot of cinnamon rolls. Their breads looked wonderful too but we just didn’t need any. We will probably make a stop there every time we go back to the beach. We arrived back home about 3:30 and worked on getting settled in for a few weeks. It’s always a relief to find everything okay at the houses. Tuesday morning Donna brought us our mail. Hard to believe how much there was and we had already received several large batches of mail while we were working. We have spent the rest of the week catching up on things, and resumed our work preparing the house for sale. Hopefully we can make some progress on downsizing while we are home.
While we were working in the Fort Myers area in January, we discovered an eagles’ nest and have been following the hatching and growth of two eaglets on the South West Florida Eagle Cam ever since. We check in on our babies everyday. It’s been such fun to watch them grow. Remember to pray for all out pastors who will be bringing us God’s Word tomorrow.