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He is Risen!

What a wonderful Easter week we have had. In the last few years, we have either been traveling or not quite connected to a church at our river house. This year was different. After several years we have finally found a church where we found Scripture base teaching, a warm and welcoming congregation, hymn books (no widescreen projection), and a wonderful choir which I joined. We immediately felt that we were at home.

After attending the funeral of one of our best friends we left Kinston and headed to our home on the Pamlico River. Since we were running late Jerry just dropped me off at choir practice Wednesday evening. It felt so good to sing the praises of the Lord and be in an uplifting environment after a week of mourning our friend.

Thursday evening we attended the Maundy Thursday service, a brief service that highlighted Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. It surely brought to mind the solemnness of that fateful night.

Friday we were privileged to participate in a prayer vigil. Our time slot was 6:00 in the evening. What a special time it was, just Jerry and me in a quiet church spending time praying, reading and meditating with our Lord.

Saturday we headed for Clemmons for the birthday party of our 3-year-old granddaughter Olivia and to spend time with our son and his family. Although it was a great day it was exhausting. Three hours of driving from Kinston (we went home Friday night after the prayer vigil) to Clemmons, the party and then four and a half hours back to Pamlico Beach. Whew, we were tired but as my sister said, we were great grandparents! Would we be anything else? Why no!

In fact, we missed Sunrise service but we did get to an uplifting church service at 10:00. The choir did an outstanding job on the specials and the sermon was right on point. Joining in with everyone – it was a full church – to celebrate our Risen Savior topped off a glorious week of celebration of our Lord.

My sister so diligently tries to keep our traditions going even though our mom is gone so she had prepared a delicious Easter dinner. By the time we got back to Pamlico Beach we were tired but exhilarated by a week of Easter activities.

Now if we can just get our motor home back we will be on the road again.

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Update on Motor Home

Well, there is no update! I e-mailed the service manager on April 12 requesting an update and bless his heart, he responded. Over the years we have occasionally done business with another RV dealer (who shall remain nameless) who neglected to return our calls or e-mails ensuing a trip to the dealership and intercession from Newmar. Unfortunately, the dealership that has our coach is near Atlanta, a good 8-10 hours from us so a “drop-in” is not probable nor according to Jerry, possible!

Back to the e-mail, Ben told me that there were still waiting on some mechanical parts in order for them to put the front cap on. Once the parts are in and they are able to repair those parts they will be able to put the front cap on and proceed with the painting. In the meantime, they are repairing the rear cap and then getting it painted. Only when they receive all of the parts will they be able to go “full force”. We were told initially that it would take three weeks for the work to be done so I am foolishly hopeful that once the parts are all in, they will get started on that three-week window.

With spring in the air and the blogs and Instagram accounts I follow full of exciting accounts of trips, I’m a little sad that we are still stationary but what can you do? We still have A LOT of repairs to be done at our river house, thank you very much Hurricane Florence so we’ve been busy with that. In fact, I think Jerry is waiting for me right now for some work on the very lopsided patio due to the rushing waters from the river. Oh well, as they say, it’ll happen when it happens. Until then we’ll work on the river house and keep e-mailing the service manager for updates. Thanks for checking in!