This week we are back into the suburbs of
getting a number of maintenance issues dealt with, both personal and
First the mechanical stuff: all 3 of our motor vehicles are having something done. The new pickup got its own baseplate installed yesterday. The supplemental braking system that we had used on the Saturn was saved and reinstalled as well, so the pickup is complete and ready to be “tow’d”.
The V-Strom got a new front tire, which was just finished this morning. That’s how I got the title for today’s post. The one yet to go is our motorhome which is in the shop to address a water leak around the windshield. One half of our two-piece windshield had cracked last year, and the guys who replaced it thought the cause was from some rust on the steel frame that supports it. We hope the shop is able to finish up and get it back to us by Thursday or Friday because, without it, we are homeless. We are staying at Paige’s sister’s place until we get the call.
The personal maintenance we are having done this week is annual dental checkups for both of us.
This trip to the “big city” also allows us to catch up with some of the family. We had dinner with David and Valentina Saturday night, and got a chance to see the damage caused by last week’s windstorm in
and area. Thousands of trees were blown
down late last week during 2 days of rain and high winds. Nearly 600,000 people were without power as a
result. By Tuesday morning the count was
down to about 25,000 people still left in the dark. Minneapolis
Bob’s sister, Mary, was in town for a wedding last Saturday, and Becky, Denny and Diane’s daughter, was home from Utah, so it was a good time for brother Denny and his family to host a reunion on Sunday afternoon. They also were able to update everyone regarding their mission trip that will take them to the
area for 23 months starting in August. A
real adventure for them! Nevada
We also met up with our friends, KJ and Rob, which is always something we look forward to. Lunch tomorrow is with Paige’s former co-worker, Nicolle, and her 2 children. So it’s a good, busy week.
Brett and family are in
for their vacation. We are hearing from
them that they are having a great time and seeing a ton of stuff. Technology sure helps to stay in touch on
trips like this! We’ll be anxious to
catch up with them to get the girls’ stories and pictures on the trip. Paris