After a jam-packed Thursday full of trip preparations (and for some of us early into this morning 🙂 ), we are happily off for Oklahoma City! Everyone pitched in yesterday for all that needed to be done. Some of the boys worked on the bus, others worked on compiling more Chore books and MOTH books, another WalMart run was made, lots of organizing was done in the bus, many boxes loaded into the bays, and numerous other things.
Nathan and Melanie had us over for a delicious dinner, which was a wonderful treat, and we had family Bible time together after that.
We did have a bit of excitement around midnight: Christopher and Joseph were finishing up something on the bus, and a few of us were working in the basement. Suddenly, the lights all flickered, then they went out, then came back on briefly, and then everything went pitch dark! You realize this is not a good time to be without electricity in the midst of trip preparations! We were very grateful when the lights came back on within a minute. Christopher and Joseph, on the other hand, who were at the front of new the house, saw a strange, odd light suddenly appear from a power pole, and a noise, which sounded like a giant electric arc, before everything went totally black. They were also happy to have the electricity come on so quickly.
Thank you to everyone who is praying for our family; we are so grateful. The Lord blessed in all of the trip preparations, and we are grateful to have embarked on this trip!
Sarah for the family