We left sunny, foggy Lodi on Wednesday to go about 160 miles to Reno. It took us some time to get the rig ready after sitting for 5 months, but we got there and left about 8 a.m. Actually, we were right on the time we said we were going to leave.
We arrived in Reno to a sunny 39 degrees. That night it was 15. Tonight it will be even less as it was 14 when we went to bed at 10pm.
We have been taking care of Chloe and Noah during the afternoons while Kim has surgery. She came home today and the kids were so glad to see her. Chloe goes to preschool and has fun making things and playing with the kids. She is 2 now and showing those ‘those terrible two’s.’ We have managed to get around her much of the time but she is one smart cookie! She loves pushing the boundaries.
Tomorrow night we are having dinner with Dale’s daughter, Mindy and her boyfriend, Scott. My daughter and kids will pass through here on their way to Klamath Falls and they will spend the night. I hope I can keep them warm enough.
I was at Wal-Mart at 10 p.m. after unsuccessfully getting a propane bottle filled. I was buying a heater. Success! It was darn cold last night in here. I thought we were out of propane totally but spaced checking the valve. It was turned off when Dale removed the one tank. Duh on both our parts for not turning it on.
Christmas is fast approaching. I hope everyone is done shopping and ready to get some cooking done and spending quality time with family. I pray your holiday season will be filled with joy, God’s peace and grace. May we not forget the reason we are celebrating – Christ’s birth for the redemption of mankind.