Ok so here is the real deal with the DAY 55 blog. I started it before dinner...then when it was time to eat I set the laptop on the bed....Sugar Ray laid her head on it and ripped off 90 pages of X's that didn't show up on the page I was working from. (NO REALLY!!!) It's not a "The dog ate my homework" thing....this really happened. So when we opened it up tonight to start a new post all we saw was xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in yesterday's. We finally got them edited out and sorry for any inconvienence to any of you folks. Ya know I'm just not real "tech savvy".
Day 56 still rollin' and still journalin'! Somethin' to be said for that I reckon. We traveled our 2 miles back to 231 after gettin' some assistance from Rob Jeffers to drag the wagon back up out of his back pasture where we camped last night. His 4 wheel drive truck did it a lot smoother than Bob & Casey would have. Steep hill and banked some. Thanks to Rob & Zachery (who hauled water for us last night...on his birthday!!!). And a big thanks to Mark New who found us on the road and hooked us up with his friends. If we could lift up Rob's employment situation to the Lord I surely would appreciate it. They are turning loose all the senior guys as they put in new automation and need fewer operators. Rob has 33 years in...so he is not feeling real comfotable. Thanks for your hospitality folks. May God bless. And happy birthday Zachery...love the trucks.
Rob & Mark are involved in a club that takes handicapped folks huntin'. I listened to some stories around the camp fire last night. What an outstanding org. (sorry can't remember the name). But they give these folks a chance to do what they only dreamed of doin' in their lives. The recipients have all different physical challenges and it would be impossible without their help. The recipients get dropped at a hotel for the weekend and everything is paid for and prearranged for them. All they have to do is show up and shoot. They even have a taxidermist who mounts what they shoot...no charge. Great job fellows.
Well today seemed to be casey's off day. She was stubborn all day. Just playing the fool. Wouldn't pull...dancin' around....spooked at every candybar wrapper on the road. Reminds me of some of the fellows I worked with in the past at the auto plants. Felt it was their right to show up to work...get paid...& not have to do a thing! chuckle-chuckle!! But she's my girl and she can have a bad day if she wants....once in a while!
Other wise traffic was steady all day & lots of trucks. Bob startled on me a couple of times. But he had a good day. The lanes are wider on this HWY and they have a good shoulder to boot. Just that extra breathing room makes all the difference in the world to Bob. That's why we headed back east some to get this road. We had been on it earlier in the State and I liked it. Plus our friend Bob Skelding (the real wagonmaster) has traveled this hwy with his team in the past... and recommends it. And that goes a long ways with Deb & I. He has been a great mentor to us, and we are thankful for him.
While traveling down 231 tonight looking and praying in a place to get off the road for the night...a Fox news car pulls up ahead and a couple of guys bail out and set up shop on the corner of a cross road. Oh boy!!! Those of you who know us know we never like that kinda attention. We like to just let God get the glory. But there we were. It's not like we could turn around...or out run them...and being saying "no" to an interview is pretty rude when the fellows chased up & down a hwy to find us. And being rude and doin' the Lords work are not really synonomous. So we plunged ahead...and met Ed & Jake. Ed was a reporter and Jake was his camera man. They were great. They are with Fox News out of Indianapolis. Jake was great entertainment chasing us down, running behind us, running alongside, hanging out his window while they were driving in front of us. It was good fun. I hope all comes out well after editing. The reporter Ed asks that we pray for his grand mother's health...and that the Lord keeps her strong. Jake asks that we pray for his Grandmother...she has trouble with her knees. Lets pray that God restores her knees and she has no pain in them!
We met Howard and Bonnie Abston...they ask that we pray for their daughter who has walking pneumonia. And to please pray for their son-in-law who lost his Mom.
Well that's it for tonight. it's late and I feel like an ol' coon dog looks. BEAT! Oh-oh-wait...Would you please pray for a new friend of ours Joel & Melinda...they are traveling with a wagon & team in Oklahama and are having big trouble with their mare, Ginger.
Thanks so much to all. May God' face smile upon you all & good night!