Saturday, February 18, 2012

Arrived in Port Angeles, Washington

We arrived in Port Angeles on Wednesday (2/15) to all the grand kids waiting for us at the road.  They sure make us feel special!  The last two days have been pretty much constant rain.   When we went to bed we discovered that the bedroom carpet was soaked.  Water had leaked in.  This was very puzzling because we have been in monsoon rains in Arizona with no leakage.  Then I noticed that the trailer had settled and was now leaning the wrong way.  So at 10:00 at night I am out in the cold and the rain, putting a tarp over the front part of the trailer and then I leveled the trailer.  So, no more leaks.  Due to the high humidity here, I had to go purchase a dehumidifier otherwise the floor would never dry.  Fun, fun, fun!  But now we have a real nice dehumidifier.

We are really enjoying spending time with the kids.  They have all grown so much.  Asher is bigger that Dayle, and Autum is almost as tall as Dayle. 

Tomorrow we will accompany them to their church, Peninsula Bible Church.  The following weeks we will visit the three IFCA churches in the area.

March will be a busy month.  I will be going to the Shepherd's Conference.  My friend Duane Tucker will pick me up in Tacoma and I will drive down with him.  On the return trip, he will drop me off at the Amtrak train in Klamath Falls and then Dayle will pick me up in Tacoma.  (Tacoma is about a two hour drive.)  I also still have two speaking opportunities and the NICE Regional conference.  We will be taking our trailer to the regional.  But its cheaper than a hotel and we that way we don't have to worry about the dogs. 

I have lots of picture I would like to post, but we have a very slow internet connection here at our son's house, so I will have to wait for a better time.

We are still waiting for an assignment. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Rancho Cordova, CA to Klamath Falls, OR to Grants Pass, OR

Wow! so much has happened since our last post.  We spent two weeks with Stephen and Neeley in Rancho Cordova.  We had such a good time with them.  We stayed in their guest room.  Both Stephen and Neeley are very health conscious and they made sure that I ate healthy.  No junk food for me.  I did go bike riding almost every day along the American River Trail.  The first week I rode over 100 miles.  I even rode to downtown Sacramento on a 30 mile round trip ride.

We went to Grace Bible Church with them and we always enjoy sitting under the teaching of Dr. Rick Gregory.  If I ever had to live in California, it would have to be close enough to be a part of this church.  We also attended a home Bible study with them.  It was truly a blessing to know that our kids are in such a good church with such great teaching.

Both Stephen and Neeley work at UC Davis Medical Center and they love their jobs.  Stephen works the day shift and Neeley works the night shift so they often pass each other in the hallway.  They do get plenty of off time though.  On one of their day's off we went to San Francisco for the day.  Among other things, we drove down Lombard Street four times and visited Golden Gate Park.


Stephen and Neeley up a tree in Golden Gate Park

My two docs.  Well, they are not doctors, but they look like doctors. Stephen is a nuclear medicine tech and Neeley is an ultrasound tech.
 We arrived in Klamath Falls on Friday February  3rd and parked our trailer at the farm of Dan and Kathy Wetzel (Stephen's parents).  What a gracious and fun couple.  Our mission in Klamath Falls was to go through our storage unit and dig out our winter clothing and to separate out everything that we want to sell in the spring.  We decided to sell most everything in storage which we will do in the spring.  We also had the privilege of seeing many friends at an open house held in our honor.  We were able to get everything accomplished that we needed to do.  I even got to see my favorite dentist, Tim Moore, and get my teeth checked and cleaned.

Right now we are staying at Fir Point Bible Camp in Glendale, Oregon which is just 25 miles north of Grants Pass where our daughter Annie and family live.  We haven't seen them since thanksgiving.  When we first saw them Annie started crying.  She said, "I didn't realize how much I missed you guys!"  Well, we missed something terribly too (I didn't cry though).  The boys have sure grown.  We will be staying through Monday so we can see the boys in their respective classes.  Andy is in dance and AJ is in karate.

This is where we will spend our summers if we do not have a church assignment from NICE.

We asked the mission to not reassign us until the end of February so we still don't know where we will be going next.  But I do have two speaking opportunities in March, both in Washington as one (possibly two) conferences to attend.

For more pictures you can check out our facebook page.

Please continue to pray for safety on the road, God's provision, and for the Lord's work to be done.