Hello from Sacramento, and, like, you know, we are totally like absorbing the ambience so like totally nobody knows we are really Texans. On Mars.
We have enjoyed spending time with Debbie's family and others and were very happy to hear that our rebuilt radiator arrived last Friday, and would be all installed this AFTERNOON! Yay Future Ford!
The Sacramento area is this growing sprawling metropolis, and we are on one end of it, and Future Ford is on the other end. So, we drove Daddy-Dave out to Future Ford, where he is heavily investing in their cappucuino machine, and drove out to our end, to shop vac the van so we could return it. But, due to a teency detail, we had to drive back to Future Ford, to get the key to Grandma Penny's house (where we have been staying). So, we went to get the key, and there was a conspicuous SCHOOL BUS RV CONVERSION in the lot, as they were done with our bus, YAY! So, we did a quick swap of keys and children, and Dave waited to foot the bill, and Debbie and kids hopped on the road back to the rental/dwelling region of the metropolis. When suddenly, Sammy's tummy errupted.
At this juncture, Dave called on his cell, and the familiar ringing sound of our radiator alarm was going off in the background. It was overheating. So, we made plans to meet up at Future Ford, after I made a quick stop at Target to get some cleaning supplies and to supplement Sammy's wardrobe.
So, we finally got back to the Future Ford spot, where they had said we were first on the list for tomorrow's work load! The van rental place said we could keep the van for a few more days, as needed, so we loaded up and the details are probably getting scrambled, but you get the general idea. We are still here for the time being.
Today, while stopping by to say good bye to Grandpa Edd and Bachan at CREATIVE T'S N THINGS, we found a perfect minivan bench to replace the driver's bench for our bus. We had a delegation of kids take it up the street to their shop, 1/2 a block from the trash heap. They graciously offered to store it for us till the bus is out of the shop, and Grandpa Edd gave Debbie a custom made Tshirt, with a motto that occurred to her when we first pulled up at CREATIVE T'S N THINGS:
"I'd rather be poor than ignert"
Thanks Grandpa Edd!
Well, that is all for now. We are having the kids make up lists of things we are thankful for. We are still really convinced God has us on this trip for His reasons and we will just wait and see what is up!