Monday, May 25, 2020

What's Up, Weekend? 5/25/20

The activity meter definitely was trending upward for us this weekend. It almost made us long for the last several weekends when all we had to do was mow grass, work in the barn, spray weed killer on the gravel, watch preaching on Sunday AND have three or four online services.

Hey, but we must get cranking at some point, right? Friday was laundry day and final bus preparation day for Kelly Jo. I spent the day getting ready to ride too. That included emptying the holding tanks, cranking the bus, getting it turned around and hooking up the Green Machine late in the day. I also checked all the bus tires and added air if needed. The bus tires are big job any day, but the mud made it much more fun.

We also took a while Friday morning to pick up flowers and spend some time at the cemetery. I wrote about that Saturday.

We wanted to be on the road by 8:00 Saturday morning and we were rolling at 7:50. Yay!

Before we left I took a picture of my lonely Bible Stand in Odie's living room.

It is great to have Odie back on the bus.

Romney, West Virginia is not really that far from home. Unfortunately, there are a bunch of mountains in between. It is only 287 miles as a crowbar flies, IF you could through a crowbar that far. You would have to throw the crowbar way up high to get it over the mountains.

No one has built a big bridge over the mountains yet, so we went north to Columbus, Ohio then west on I-70, south on I-79, east on I-68 and then the fun drive on cow trails to Romney. It was not that simple though. Just as we were exiting the interstate a 1/4" air line broke beneath my seat and KJo had to lay down on the floor, find the break and squeeze off the air line while I drove.

While she was finding the deafening air leak and I was trying to keep from stepping on her, we exited the interstate into immediate construction. The road divided to the left and to the right and I chose the wrong side of the division in the two lane road. Our next turn was only about 200 feet down the way on the other division choice. Oops.

Then I had to navigate through city streets and residential streets to a turn that would correct my route. However the simple turn led under a railroad trestle that I could not go through. I saw that beforehand and kept turning on little roads until I could find my way back to the interstate.

Once on the interstate I went back one exit and went south until I could find a wide spot to pull off and put vice-grips on the broken air line. All this time, Kjo was laying on the floor, with her hand in a bind, keeping the air line pinched so that the bus did not lose pressure and lock up the breaks in the middle of the road.

I told you we were having fun.

After all of then confusion, the route we were on was our back up route to Romney and an hour or so later we were pulling in. We had driven 401 miles in about 8 hours. Pastor Bob Jeffreys and his wife and son met us at the church when we arrived and it was wonderful to see their smiling faces and to enjoy their virtual hugs!

They helped us get parked, hooked up and load in our equipment. Then we enjoyed a great evening of fellowship with them including a few minutes of Sound Check Church online. I embedded that video in yesterday's post.

Before I get into Sunday, Odie had a few pictures from Friday and Saturday.

We rested good overnight and enjoyed two great services with our new friends in Romney, West Virginia. We already knew the Pastor and his wife and Sis. Tonya in the church, but all the rest were friends we had not met yet. We are looking forward to the rest of the week here at Safe Haven Tabernacle.

These are the services from yesterday.

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