Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hello Friends...

I just have a few minutes to catch you up, but so far, we had an uneventful drive to the suburbs of Chicago. We awoke to frigid temps and beautiful sights of ice on every stick and stone. We spent a wonderful couple of hours in Chicago, despite the 3 degrees/-30 wind chill.

Once in Michigan, the snow began flying in earnest and we were grateful to finally make safe port in Grand Rapids at Robb's sister's house, where we have had the royal treatment. The kids scattered in three directions and have playing their hearts out.

And then we got the call that our pipes had frozen and our wonderful neighbors were pitching in to save Robb's books and whatever it is that is filling our garage from floor to ceiling. We are freaking out a little on the inside about what has been damaged, but we do know that the water went down the hall almost to our bedroom.

Also, we are praying for Robb's other sister Karen who is Iowa trying to adopt a baby. It's not going well. Please pray.

Tomorrow, we drive again and weather is looking pretty funky.


Sara said...

OH my! We'll be praying.

Heidi said...

Oh crap. Sorry to hear about the flood.

I didn't realize you were coming to Grand Rapids. I sent you a package hoping that it would be there before you left. It must have gotten there the day after. I could have saved a few steps = )

Candice Houston said...

We will help in any way we can. I hope your journey is a safe one. Bless your hearts. Try to enjoy this holiday in spite of the "pipe dilemma".
dang that frigging curse of Job!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh no! Pipes freezing! I started praying right now! And I am also praying for the Iowa baby adoption. And the drive! Even thouh you might already be home. Praying Praying Praying for you! Merry Christmas Vanessa!

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