Well we left Big Oak Ridge Saturday around 10:30ish. Grandma was not doing well, so I ran in to pray with her one last time and let her know I loved her and would see again in heaven. We hitched up and headed on down the road. We drove all day Saturday, we did stop eat a couple times. We stopped in Iowa at a rest stop for the night. They have decent rest stops with plenty of parking and room for the slide outs. I had a pretty restful nights sleep. Probably because I was exhausted from all the driving. We ended up doing a little over 1,100 miles in two days.

In the morning we ate breakfast and started driving again. We were headed for North Platte, NE for one job. I figured it we could get within an hour of there and find a campground that would work for me. We ended up finding a campground/motel that was super cheap and fit the bill. It was $25 a night for full hookup, but it was scary. The one guy said it was $17 for the day or $25 for the night. Yeah, one of those places. Sort of the type of place you keep your doors locked.

We stayed there two night doing the MCD project and then packed up today and back tracked to Grand Island, NE. This campground is decent. Has a pool and laundry. I have two jobs to do tomorrow and then we pack up head to Licoln, NE. I only have 8 jobs to do this week which stinks paycheck wise, but will be nice to take it easy a bit since they are really far apart.

My grandma past away Sunday night. She was a great Christian woman. One of the cousins figured out that with kids, grandkids, greatkids and all their spouses her family was over 80 people. That’s more then some churches and clubs have. Quite a legacy. She will be missed, but we all know that such a saint is in heaven right now rejoicing with the angles. We love you grandma!

Now on to the pictures!

  • Jennifer H-Q

    August 10th, 2010

    Glad you made it to NE safely. I see you have encountered the cricket storm. They’ve been crazy down here in TX also.
    Sorry to hear about your grandma. Sounds like quite the legacy indeed.
    Will continue to keep your family in our prayers, and that more jobs will come your way.
    Blessings and safe travels,

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