Yesterday was a maintenance day for us. We were all set to travel when Jimmy pulled in. As we were chatting with him he said, Hey Mark! That tire has a broken belt! You can see the way it's shaped! If you want to run to Walmart and buy one, I'll get it on there for free. After closer inspection of that tire and the others, we saw that that entire inside tread was GONE!!!! on the driver rear! So...off they went. But to no avail. Walmart did not have the tires we needed. Jimmy can get good ones Monday from his distributor. That was the end of the travel for the day. Got good stuff done though, in the way of maintenance. Once again...we worked on the brakes. Had no front and the backs are just plain worn!! Got a piece rewelded that broke loose, and just generally puttered on the wagon. Much needed! That tire wouldn't have made it to our next stop! And brakes are always good! After the wagon, Mark helped Jimmy with a tire from his truck and I cooked some vittles for us all.
A couple of people stopped to see us during the day. Alice Summers wanted prayer. Her 16 year old son passed away and her mother.
Cheryl Hubbard needs prayer for herself as well.
An episode of Andy Griffith and off to sleep.
Monday. Jimmy showed up nice and early to do the tire run! They were gone forever! I didn't know that Jimmy's tire guy was all the way back in Kentucky!! Oh well. The one thing you REALLY learn out here is that there is no rush. This is definitely not life in the fast lane. It was probably 1:30 when we finally hit the road. But...only 8 miles to go today. We sure do thank Jimmy for all his help and hospitality! Anybody in the Paris / Henry area that needs tire help or roadside assistance should give him a call. Good guy and hard worker! That's Dutton's in Paris on 79.
We made our trip in good time! And John was home when we got here! So we're all hooked up for a few days of rest. Farrier on Thursday. Just for resets this time (we pray)! Loaded up on oats and set for a few. Good thing too because I wore my last clean socks yesterday!!! And I NEED a shower!
The prayer requests we have for today are...Patrick, he said awwww girl, you can just pray for me in general! Ok, we will!
LeeRoy Hamlin asked for prayer for his wife, Linda. For her blood pressure and just continued healing and health.
And Hugh Moore asks for good health and wealth!
Keolahou & Mike...Thanks for the great pictures! That seems like forever ago!! Thanks for traveling with us all this time! God bless you as well.
Cindy...Fire is good. We've raised a couple of avid pyromaniacs over the years. They always came home to burn something or blow something up!!
Jerry...Gotcha, was great to talk to you! Hitch those ponies up and come on down!!
Cindy...You work too much!!! Get out there and ride!!!
That's it for the last two days! Just enjoying the wonders that God put out there for us all! Keep praying and we thank you for the prayers for us!
God bless & good night!