2.24.2008

Storm Clouds and Silver Linings

I'm in Santa Rosa, NM right now. This has been a crazy moving experience so far (to say the least). Let me break it down day by day.

THURSDAY
- On our truck-loading day, a massive ice storm rolled in. Struggled to keep ice off the loading ramp.
- After truck was loaded, got it stuck in my front lawn. It took two guys with 4WD pick-ups and chains to pull it out.
THURSDAY'S SILVER LININGS
- Our incredible friends who helped us so much packing and pulling the truck out of the ice/mud.
- A complimentary "good-bye" steak dinner at our favorite Lebanon restaurant. It was heaven after a very long day.

FRIDAY
- We went back to the house to do a little last-minute cleaning. I learned that Jamie had accidentally packed the charger to my MP3 player and it was somewhere on the truck. I was VERY upset.
- I opened the front passenger door to our crappy van and the inside door molding completely broke off. Jamie was VERY upset.
- We finally get going down the road and stop 20 minutes later for lunch. After lunch, the moving truck won't start. Had to wait an hour for roadside assistance to show up. It was an easy fix, though.
FRIDAY'S SILVER LININGS
- Jamie's dad, Ken, found a new door molding for us and had it waiting at the house when we showed up in Mustang, OK.
- Seeing family one more time before heading west.

SATURDAY
- Jamie's van broke down west of Amarillo, TX. Overheated due to probable transmission issues.
- We pulled my beater car off the trailer and put Jamie's van on the trailer by pushing it with my beater car. Both vehicles received dings, dents, scratches, etc...
SATURDAY'S SILVER LININGS
- We really didn't lose our temper that much.
- We checked into a hotel and after Jamie told the clerk about our "adventures", she upgraded us to an AMAZING suite! Very posh.

Despite everything, God is good and we're all safe. Keep praying for us!!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Julie W. said...

WOW! What a trip so far! We miss you all and are praying for you guys! Glad to see that you all are
looking for the silver linings! That always helps!

Joe is sick again today and couldn't preach this morning! He has coughed all weekend and is now running a 101 fever! UGH!!! When will this flu ever end!!!

Be safe and let us know when you get there!
We love and miss you all!
Julie for all the Wilson gang

BRE BRE said...

WOWIE!!!!!!!!!! THAT WAS QUITE AN ADVENTURE. HOPE WHEN YOU GET TO CA EVERYTHING IS BETTER UNLOADING. ;-)

Bruce said...

-I learned that Jamie had accidentally packed the charger to my MP3 player and it was somewhere on the truck. I was VERY upset.
- I opened the front passenger door to our crappy van and the inside door molding completely broke off. Jamie was VERY upset.

What was that from your marriage class here at LH? "Holy wedlock to holy headlock in 10 sec flat."

The enemy's trying to keep you away and we're so excited to have you coming. If I understood from Phil, you should be in Dixon TODAY!!

The enemy's beating up on you and on our elders. He's afraid of something.

At least we've got the nice Cali weather waiting for you.

Wait 'til you taste Jana's guacamole at the feast on Sunday - it'll all be worth it ;-)

Been listening to lots of David Crowder to prime me for your arrival.

Bruce

Katy said...

wow guys. tough luck, eh? well i'm sure you made it there safely, right? we really do miss you guys. things have def. been different lately.

katie, karlee, and i have decided that you need to get back on myspace so we can add you. it would be a lot easier to keep up with you that way. but its just a thought. :)

hope you guys are doing well.
~katy

katie. said...

ahh that sucks!
i'm glad you guys are finally settling in though. =]
"incredible friends"...i was there!
haha. i am quite incredible! =]
gosh...i miss you guys so dang much...and you better keep my pirate!
love you all!!
<3katie.