Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Short" Texas Trip

Maybe we just love to travel. 

Or maybe we have begun to prioritize our lives differently now that we have immersed ourselves into helping the Peruvian nationals understand and know the Bible. 

Maybe it's both.  Well, whatever the reason, we are off to Texas for a "weekend" trip to visit one of the churches out there to share about what Believer's Bridge is doing in Peru, and hopefully, soon to be in Brasil.

At least we hope it will be in our RV.  As of this moment there is a BIG, open, air-conditioned space in the very front where the top sleeping area used to be.  On our way back from the previous trip, Bill noticed a gap on the side of the front.  He patched it up, and since we've been back we've had to tear the whole front out and redo it.

One lady I told about it said, "I didn't know you could do that."  You're not.  But if you know anything about us, we are not your normal/average American family.  In an era where it's common to "throw away, give-up, buy a new one, or take it to the shop", we opted for the "economical, fix-it-better-yourself" method.

Thought I would show you the current before and after photos. 

This is what we found when we "opened the can of worms".  Water had been getting in and wreaking havoc on the wood.

Handy-man Bill taking it apart.

The new air-conditioned version.  Hmm, not sure it would travel really well though.  ;-)

An inside view.  (And lots of fresh air)

The reconstruction in progress.

The new front part.

Well, the good news is we should be able to have it travel-ready by late afternoon.  Otherwise, we will be leaving tomorrow for Texas.  Either way we are making sure we do it right. 

Also, I can't tell if I'm getting sick or if it's just the change in weather, but I keep getting that muscle-ache feeling you get when you get the flu and also nausea every so often.  Whatever it is, I have been drinking Bolthouse drinks (the immune and Vit. C one) and resting as much as a mom can who has to homeschool, do laundry, get the RV ready and clean the house before we leave (it's still on the market to sell). 

All that to say, Please pray for me.  And Bill, as we fix the RV.

"We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. "  I Thessalonians 1:3

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