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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Life is getting a little complicated!

My son, Josh, d-i-l Jess and the kids, Nathan and Starry, are making another attempt at moving to Minnesota from Kentucky. This time there's a new spin. Josh has a job waiting for him! He got a job at a business called Mann Lake, which is a place that makes beekeeping equipment and bee food. They have several sites around the country.

They will be arriving on Saturday, and we haven't lined up living accommodations quite yet. We've certainly been trying! They may be camping on my living room floor for a while until we find the right place. They're willing to squeeze into something small if need be, if we can find something. I'm staying positive about this.

When they get here, they will unpack either at the house/apartment we find, or in a storage garage. Then the U-Haul will be returned. Because they are borrowing the van they're driving here, Josh will have to drive BACK to Kentucky (!) and exchange cars and drive back! Bless his heart! 

Josh has a 35 minute commute from here to Hackensack, where his job is. He'll be working three night shifts each week (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and then he'll have four days off. It won't be easy, but he's hoping a day shift will open up eventually. Prayers for a place to live and for the family to adjust to this new life in Minnesota are appreciated! Also for safe travel!

Meanwhile, the mama sparrows are bringing their hungry babies along to raid my birdseed supply!
 Those little boogers are old enough to fly, but they still want mom to put the food in their mouths!
 Look what just arrived in the mail!
 I've read a couple of these, but didn't know there were five in the series! I think I read #1 and #3. It's been a while. I look forward to revisiting them.
If you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know why! :)

Thanks for dropping by and much shalom to everyone.


  1. Yay! Aw! I'm happy for you!
    Have you read The Crosswicks Journals? So good!

  2. how fun about the books! I think I have not read 'acceptable time' as an adult, it's one of her 'harder books' I think... to answer you question on my blog a while back about the _Beyond the Snow_ book - it's a biography of Elizabeth Goudge - I still need to read more of it! It's so very lovely - and Pom Pom who posted above read it and LOVED it too. That's big news about your son moving! I pray it will go well. It's hard job-wise to make everything work sometimes. God bless and protect all of your family!!!

  3. Yay for family coming closer! That's really great. I know it will take time and adjustment, but it will be lovely to have those grandies closer. I do like L'Engle. Wrinkle is, of course, fabulous, but I also read Many Waters about 10 years ago, and I really loved it. Interesting perspective.


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