We've been parked at the Wycliff/JAARS center in Waxhaw, NC this week while Joe is attending a business as missions training/conference here.  Most of the participants are Wycliff missionaries.  The kids and I are settling into a home-school routine, and it is good to be in one place...not moving...for a while.   The weather here is perfect this time of year.  Warm and wonderful during the day and a bit of a chill in the air at night.  There is a quaint but very nice RV park here on the grounds of the center.  Emily has taken to doing jigsaw puzzles (she's done 2 so far this week) and we've visited the Museum of the Alphabet.  Yes, there is such a thing.  Interesting.
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this was her 2nd puzzle
 
 
With Buster and his new generator, we had about a week to get from Tucson to North Carolina.  There were definite stops to make with special people to see...  Kermit, TexasFt Worth, Texas and Haughton, Louisianna.

And we made it in less than a week.
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Max with 'Tony the Tiger' - my Tutu has had this tiger for as long as I can remember
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Emily showed Jackie some of her knitting skills, while Jackie was recovering from foot surgery.  The Reeves are friends from CFC that first introduced us to Young Life and YL Camping.  What a difference that has brought to our lives!
 
 
So, we left Tucson on Sunday and headed to Texas.  We stopped in Safford, Arizona at Freedom Ford to have the towing mechanism put on our "dingy" (RV slang for tow vehicle).  We were blessed by the folks there with a great deal on our trade in and the "dingy" that we were able to get.
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As if Buster wasn't long enough on his own!  But, the bikes are in the back of the truck and we can travel around a little more easily once we park Buster somewhere.  For me (Tina) this means a few less winding roads on the Bus!
 
 
This week we bought the much anticipated generator.  Several donations made it possible for us to order it and pick it up the very next day in Phoenix!  We were blessed by God to within $5 of the purchase price.  So many other special things happened during our stay in Tucson that we can hardly ignore the fact that indeed "all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are called according to His purpose."  While it was hard to find peace in the midst of uncertainty, it was there, just under the surface at times.  But we kept reminding ourselves (and each other) that God had something for us to learn while we waited.  So now we begin to countdown our final week in Tucson before heading off to the east.  We hope to leave on Thursday or Friday next week to drive to North Carolina.  We'll go through Texas to see Tutu & Jim, and Debbie & Paul in Ft. Worth and then on through the southern states toward N. Carolina.