Update from Mississippi

Wednesday afternoon we made our way to the Coast on the Magic Carpet. Well, it felt like a magic carpet to me. I finally was able to trade in our old van on a new Nissan Titan truck…. and come in under our van payment. You may feel the need to inform me that they do not get very good gas mileage, but you’re too late! I already know that! I was driving a van, I’m used to it. I will put in a plug for my friend Davin at Sparks Nissan-Kia … if you’re in the Monroe area and looking for a new vehicle give him a call!

Thursday morning I drove over to Mobile and met Danny Dodd for breakfast at Cracker Barrel. The food was good but the company much better. We enjoyed a few hours of visiting. Danny was on his way to his mother’s to celebrate her 80th birthday. Danny recently turned 50 and wrote about that on his blog.

In the mean time, there is much packing going on at the Coast house as we prepare to move our things to the Monroe house. Now before I start sounding like John “I don’t know how many houses I own” McCain, I would like to tell you that prayers have prevailed. Our Coast house has sold. I hesitate to say that, knowing that there are some formalities that still have to take place and it isn’t all finished yet. However, it looks like the final goodbye to 1715 Williams street is near. Movers will be here Tuesday and we will unload Wednesday in Monroe. Maggy’s brother and his wife are coming to help us unpack and get setttled in.

I am sure that some emotions will emerge over the next week as we drive away from this place where John Robert grew up. His room remains basically as it was when he was taken from us so quickly. And after living in this house for 14 years we have lots of memories here. They will go with us, packed away in our hearts, ready to unpack at any moment we would like to view them.

At this point, however, there is not much time for reflection. Maggy and I will drive back to Monroe Saturday so I can be in place Sunday morning. Then we will come back to the Coast either Sunday afternoon or early Monday (depending on the progress we make today) for final preparations for the arrival of the movers.

So, that’s what’s going on in our world. We are looking forward to getting settled in Monroe.  In the mean time it is great to see our daughter and her family while we’re here.

Thanks for reading,

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