So we drove over 500 miles and arrived at Travis and Jessica’s on Friday evening. We have a lovely camping spot in their backyard with campfire, chickens running around and free water and electricity. It feels good to live off of our kids!
Originally we were thinking we might be here for a few weeks until the virus blew over. Now, who knows how long it will be. I had a meltdown in the middle of the night, thinking about how long it might be and then decided I just wanted to go home. Travis, being so practical, talked with us about the risks of flying home or driving home. I wanted to go home. And then we watched the live stream from their church. We really felt like the worship and message lead us we to stay put. God had provided such a wonderful place to stay and we shouldn’t move.
Now that we’ve decided to stay, we are embracing it. We have enough food for a few weeks and Travis has a large stash because they were prepared but we are out of some things. Like milk, cheese, bacon (very important), produce and meat is getting low. Travis won’t let us go to the store. We either have to do pickup or delivery. We feel like we are on restriction. We think he’s trying to get back to us for all the times we put him on restriction when he was a teenager! All kidding aside, we are grateful for his protection of us. The two of them could not be more kind, caring, and loving towards us.
My first Walmart pickup order was cancelled completely. Today I ordered delivery from Target. We didn’t get any of the dairy (except for butter), eggs, cheese or meat that we ordered but we did get some of our order. John has plenty of snacks. It was like opening a Christmas present! Jess and I now feel like it is a rush to see what we can get from online ordering.
You probably won’t see many more posts for awhile because I’m guessing you don’t want to see pics of us reading, watching the news, or playing games with the grandkids. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy. This too shall pass and God is on His throne.