Merry Christmas! I appreciate you taking time from your holiday to read my blog today. If I could, may I also ask you to take a moment or two to remember the men and women who are serving in uniform, both here in the United States and abroad, to guarantee our freedom to live and worship as we choose, and all of those who have served in the past?
The bad weather we had hoped to avoid as we drove across southern Louisiana on Wednesday caught up with us in the early morning hours yesterday here in Lake Charles. We got lightning, wind, rain, and even some hail. We were very grateful we were parked safely off the highway.
Mark Didelot is another one of those guys I admire so much, because he can do anything, from replacing the starter on a diesel motorhome to reformatting a computer’s hard drive.
Of course, just because I admire somebody doesn’t mean I won’t exploit him every chance I get. When I casually mentioned yesterday that I couldn’t figure out how to install the fancy digital converter box we got a while back so that the two TVs in our motorhome would pick up local channels from our Winegard batwing antenna, Mark said that was easy, and immediately began taking things apart in the cabinets above the dashboard. I love it when a plan comes together!
For the next two or three hours he, with Miss Terry’s help, took out the TV, wired in an extension AC outlet, hooked up the digital converter box, and got the batwing antenna connected properly, and then put the entire thing back together. I did what I do best to contribute to the project, by sitting down and staying out of the way. As this picture shows, it is a mess of wires up there, and while it all looked like so much spaghetti to me, it was child’s play to Mark. Thanks buddy, I appreciate your help!
Mark and Sue lived inLake Charles before they became fulltime RVers and have family here, but since they didn’t have any plans for Christmas Eve, the four of us went to the buffet at the L’Auberge du Lac Casino. It was beyond wonderful! They had about ten different kinds of shrimp, two or three kinds of crab, prime rib, turkey, and a half dozen more entrees, along with all kinds of sides, and a desert bar that I gained three pounds just walking past!
Today we plan to drive about 225 miles to the Thousand Trails preserve in Columbus, Texas. We’ll stay there until the new issue of the Gypsy Journal is ready to pick up and we get it mailed out.
Wherever you are, I hope you are having a very, very Merry Christmas!
Thought For The Day – Don’t miss out on a blessing, just because it isn’t packaged the way you expected.