Star Update and Back To Work

Sunday, November 28, 2021

We did get back on the road on November 16 as planned, driving to Gaffney, SC to get Fred’s annual inspection, fluid changes and recall work done.  Of course we can’t go to Gaffney without a visit to Sunny’s Donuts.  Yes, we have blueberry bars and cinnamon rolls in the freezer.

After receiving a clean bill of health on Fred, we drove about 2 hours away to Randy and Debra’s (Max’s brother and sister in law) house for a wonderful 3 days of Thanksgiving celebration.  Such good family time!  We made the drive back to Alabama on Friday, saw Aunt Helen on Saturday, took care of some estate business, worked around Aunt Helen’s house and picked up some groceries for the week.  Then today drove to Laurel, MS to join the NOMADS fall disaster rebuild team.  If you follow us, you will recall that we were in Laurel in the spring as well.  We will continue to work on tornado damaged homes for the next three weeks.  It is good to get back to work!

While we were in South Carolina Barry, Donna, Brandon, and Chris completed the work on the Christmas Star.  Thank you so much for all your work.  Love you guys!! The star now looks better than it’s looked in several years with new LED rope lights!  In case you don’t know, the star hangs off the side of the mountain and part of the work must be done hanging off the mountain.  So thankful for answered prayers for their safety.  Also thanks to the people both far and near who have commented on the star and contributed to the expenses. It’s always a joy to hear the stories people share of their memories of seeing the star as they drive Hwy 75.  The star is on – it’s Christmas time!!  As you shop and prepare for Christmas, we encourage you to remember this is the time to prepare your hearts for the birth of our Savior.

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