Sunday, May 31, 2020

View Out The Front Window 5/31/20

Sunday Morning Sanity
There is no such thing as winning this kingdom by half-hearted endeavors.  Energy is needed for success in this life, and much more for the life to come.  Grace in the heart leads men to strive to enter in at the strait gate. Charles Spurgeon

This was our view out the front window Friday night at a rest area in West Virginia on I-68.

This was our view out the front window at Hodgenville, Kentucky Saturday night.

Thank you for stopping by a few minutes. I hope you have a great Sunday.


Saturday night sound check at Hodgenville with special guests Pastor David Webb and his family singing.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

A Big Surprise Gift

Hey Friends,

This is Odie checking in with you. Thanks for stopping by to visit. It is always good to have you in our corner of the world. I hope you are doing well.

I have been rolling down my pre-blogging memory lane. Today I want to tell you a funny memory. This moment should have been captured on video, because It would have been a hit on YouTube!

A Big Surprise Gift

This happened years ago on Christmas Eve. I was just a girl, somewhere between seven and ten years old. It was time for our Morgan Christmas at my grandparent's house. We had a wonderful day with our family!

Gran took me into the other room to distract me. I was told that one of my gifts was really big. Some of my family needed a few minutes to prepare the gift. I was jumping up and down on the inside I was so excited! What in the world could be my BIG gift? 

I remember waiting for what felt like forever. My suspense was growing by the second. When I was allowed to come back into the room, there was a ginormous box on the floor. I could not wait to see what was in the box!

My family kept stalling and they were driving this little girl crazy. I could not wait for another second. I had to know what was waiting for me inside that huge box! Finally, I was allowed to open the present. I tore off several layers of wrapping paper. I still could not tell what was inside the box.

Do you want to know what was in the box? Let me tell you, I have never fully recovered from what I found in that box. It was definitely a one of a kind gift! I ripped the box open with great anticipation!

When the box came open, my Aunt Kim jumped out and scared me! I do not remember my exact reactions, but I am positive that I jumped and screamed! "I had a baby heart attack," to quote my good friend Regan Walters!

It was a memorable Christmas with one of the most memorable gifts I have ever received!

I have an awesome aunt. It is always a blast to be with her. I do not have a picture from that Christmas to show you. Here is a picture from my birthday last year. This is me and my Aunt Kim.

Thank you to my family for teaching me to always have fun. I love all of you! I am so thankful for all of our great laughs and memories. Life with you all is never dull!

I appreciate you readers rolling down memory lane with me today. I hope you remember this story the next time someone gives you a big present. Just be prepared for anything to happen!


Friday, May 29, 2020

Revival In Pictures - Romney, West Virginia

After spending nine weeks at home, this week of revival in Romney, West Virginia has flown by! Friday always slips up on us, but this Friday raced toward us at 110 MPH it seems. Wow! But here we are so it is time for Revival In Pictures.

We met Pastor Bob Jeffrey's and his wife several years ago in Montana. Their son, Nathan, married Bro. Metzger's daughter, Leah, and we were all there for the wedding. It has been so good getting to know them better, along with more of their family and the wonderful church here. It has been a pleasure singing and preaching and watching God work. These are precious people.

We have one more service and then we will crank the BoggsMobile and wiggle out of these mountains by God's grace. We plan to be in central Kentucky Sunday and then back home for a few days.

Now I leave you with Revival In Pictures. I hope you enjoy the pictures!


They have an electronic bulletin board in the lobby and it is cool.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Out of Thin Air

First things first. 77 years ago today my dad, Eugene Boggs was born into the world. Happy, Happy Birthday, Dad! We love you so much and praise God for your life, health and strength!

Out of Thin Air
I mentioned the air line breaking under the driver's seat on the way to West Virginia Saturday. Now for the rest of the story.

This particular air line has caused problems before. The line begins at a fitting below the floor and provides air to the air ride portion of my seat while I am going down the road. It is not absolutely essential to moving down the road, but when the air line splits, it is deafening. As long as I am moving down the road and not using breaks, I can keep the air pressure up, but we start looking for a place to get off the road immediately!

This air line first split while going down the interstate in October 2016.

It split a second time in a different section the next year while going down the interstate in California.

It split again late at night while traveling across Texas in October 2018. That time I replaced the line from its source. I tied it into the existing line underneath the seat with a coupling with pressure fittings.

The break in the air line Saturday was beyond the coupling in the old air line. Beyond that coupling was a Tee that I did not see before. 

The 1/4" line goes into the Tee and comes out as two 6mm lines. The seat is German made so it uses European hose sizes. One of the 6mm lines dead ends because my seat is not equipped with air in the lumbar. The second 6mm line goes to the seat itself. 

Look closely at the picture above. Can you tell the difference between the 1/4" line on the right and the 6mm line on the top and left? Me neither. There is only .35mm difference. However, I have been told the 1/4" will leak if I put it on this 6mm fitting on the chair.

Where that line meets the fitting for the seat is where the line broke. There are places that sell the 6mm line and the reducer from 1/4" to 6mm, but nothing near me. I have some options using the old parts and I am considering those options. Keeping in mind though, that if I use the old line, I better plan on replacing it soon, because it is obviously brittle.

OR I can keep the line capped off with Visegrips until I get home, but that means no air ride on the seat through the mountains. I will keep you posted.

That is life on the road and owning and operating a bus. Problems seem to chase me down out of thin air. But, you know, I could be Pastoring a church!

Thank you for stopping by to see us today.