Changing gears

A couple of days ago, we signed a contract to get a new furnace installed, including new ductwork.  That will happen on May 14th and 15th.  I would have preferred sooner since we are heating the house with our wood stove, but the installers are busy trying to help folks who had their heating systems damaged during this past winter. Continue reading

Mark’s progress: Manchester, TN

Mark spoke to me from Manchester, TN this evening.  He said he has finally gotten into cold weather.  I asked him if he had any stories to report and he said that at one point today, traffic was so packed together that the trailer of a semi bumped and scratched the housing for one of his side mirrors.  That’s pretty tight! Continue reading

Hilton Head, SC

Dad has been saying for years that Hilton Head is one of his favorite places in the country.  This morning we headed south to check it out for ourselves.  It was nearly a two-hour drive to get there.  We had no idea what to look for there, so we tried stopping at the first welcome center we saw, and we found that it was closed and completely empty.  Not a good sign! Continue reading

From Lumberton, NC

Our day did not start out well.  You may recall that when we tried to park in our campsite last night, there was a truck parked there and Mark had to honk for a while to get the owner to come out and move it.  This morning as we were packing up, a woman with a clipboard came by and told us that the next camper for our space was there.  We were supposed to have a checkout time of 11:00.  It was only 10:30. Continue reading

Church #9

You may find this hard to believe, but of all the churches I’ve visited or attended in my life, I’ve never been to a Lutheran church.  Since my daughter-in-law is Lutheran, I put a Lutheran church in Saratoga on my list of churches I wanted to visit, and today was the day I scheduled for visiting. Continue reading