Another easy day today. We only went about 10 miles. These little towns across NE all have a park and that is where we stayed Monday night. Next to the park was a community pool with a bath house. The door was open and THERE WERE SHOWERS! No hot water, but we haven’t showered in like 4 days so we really didn’t care too much. It wasn’t cold cold water, it was one of those showers you push a button and 5 seconds of water comes out. Fine with us.
We do need to do laundry. Probably should have done that a couple of towns back that had a laundromat. We should be in Sioux Falls in a couple of days, there should definitely be one there.
Mom asked why we don’t just stop at a fire station and take a shower. Well, the stations are volunteer like they are at home. The big difference is here, the volunteers don’t congregate at the stations. They are busy farming I guess. We have not seen an open fire station in hundreds of miles, maybe since Wyoming.
So why did we only go 10 miles? Aside from stopping for a shower the town has a basketball court. Dan and I shot hoops til way past dark. There is a court light and the light switch is on the pole we could just switch on AND there were basketballs on the court!!!! I guess people just leave them there for when they go back. I am not sure I could live in a small town like this, literally 4-5 square blocks but I could live in a town where you don’t have to worry about things being stolen. Even if Hereford where crime is minimal, if someone leaves a ball on a court it’s not going to be there the next day.
Not much else. We did take a couple of pics. (It is raining now on Tuesday morning so not sure when we will head out.)
So I have posted and asked for prayers for a few people. An update on miracles…
Mikey’s kidney function has returned to a stable level!!!! What the Dr’s thought was irreversible damage from dye pretty much reversed!
Ms. M – has been in and out of the hospital for much of the spring and summer. She went to school (10th grade) and even the semi-formal homecoming dance!
Ryder – (Hope for Ryder on fb) I forget the name of what he has , basically full (hopefully temporary) paralysis as a result of open heart surgery (very rare but it can happen). He will turn 3 next week and received his special wheelchair a couple weeks ago. With intense therapy he is starting to point and do simple gestures. Who would have thought popping bubbles in the air would be therapeutic?
Jordan – (Jordan’s Brave Page on fb) He is the little guy with leukemia as well as WS He was home last week for 5 days!!! From pics looks like he had a blast and got to go outside for walks. He is back in the hospital now for another round of chemo.
Please continue to pray for these and so many many others that are overcoming health issues.