Most important item of business first: we officially have a place to stay. The land lady of the house we've been in this week (redskins player) called late last night and told us she really appreciated us being upfront and honest with her about how we felt and she's decided to just hold off on renting until we leave in august. She said since we are already in, and everyone gets along, she just has a good feeling about letting us be here. Hooray! So thank you ALL for everything you did to help us get here, from looking up places for us on the internet, contacting family out here to see if they could help us, keeping us in your thoughts, and especially for all the prayers. We grateful to feel settled. Nate's sister and her husband have been so generous to loan us (me) an old car of theirs. Her name is Goldie Hawn. I believe its like and 89 Buick, and she is very gold, inside and out. It's certainly making life easier on us to have two vehicles, but it suris funny to see the looks people give you when you're out cruising in Goldie. NO ONE drives clunker cars out here in VA. Not only are they nice and clean, it's usually fancy pimped out cars! But today I went out exploring in Goldie, trying to get myself oriented with this crazy place, and I'll tell you what Goldie's got guts! She can cruise with the best of them, and keep up with everybody. SHe gets up all of the hills out here just fine, and I'm never worried about her not starting up again. She does provide air conditioning, which is a huge step up from my mothership, and there is a cd player, so it makes riding in those plush gold velvet seats a pretty luxurious time. Just to brag a little, I made it to all my destinations today without getting lost, and I'm feeling like I can keep up like a real virginian driver now (cause trust me, they drive crazy on that route 66!). I feel very blessed right now, and there is not a doubt in my mind that the Lord is protecting and guiding me with this whole experience. Life is good! And thanks again to Sara and Hans for giving up Goldie for a few months; she is certainly going to help make this summer an unforgettable experience!!
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