Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Rest of the Story

     Since we were unable to go to Arizona because of the flood in the basement, we ended up going to Nebraska after we got the carpet dried out.  It was a very fun and productive trip even though we were only there 2 full days!  My Mom went with us this time.  She hadn't been there for 2 or 3 years so it was a blessing for her and for the little kids.  Our daughter had her kidney stones pulverized on Monday which allowed us the opportunity to babysit the grandchildren.  We all had so much fun!
     Country Guy bought a new truck while we were there.  He has been looking for one for a long time, but never could find just the right one.  The one he found is perfect for him and he loves it!  It is candy apple red and really beautiful!  He has had his other truck since we moved to Illinois which was almost 9 years ago.   The old truck has close to 200,000 miles on it, so it was time for a new one!
     When we were planning to build our house, Country Guy surprised me with a computer program called 3-D Home Architect which I used to place windows, reshape rooms, change doors and make more closets in our original plans.  I discovered that I love to do this!   Since our daughter & her husband are thinking of building a house, she has let me use this program to help her change things on their house plans.  We worked on the kitchen while I was there.  The changes we made seemed to be a major improvement in the traffic flow, so she was excited.
     On Tuesday we went to a couple of cabinet stores to look at cabinets and countertops.
     It was a perfect time for us to go to Nebraska.  The weather was good and so much was accomplished.  It was not a good time to go to Tucson.  My sister called to say it was snowing on Sunday.  The high temperature for the day was to be in the 40s with the night temp in the upper 20's.   That was the day we were to go to the Rodeo Finals--outdoors!
     As usual, I found myself thanking the Lord for changing our plans, even though I grumbled about it for awhile in the beginning.

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