“When you disobey, do you get a spanking? If you don’t watch out, you might get another one! That’s what we are learning about.”
In our shiny clean vehicle, we returned home with our books, and discovered via email that the closing company wanted me to arrive in only a few hours and turn the keys over to our house. I was really glad I had packed the overnight bag (just in case). We quickly loaded up and left town in a puff of exhaust, arriving just in time to sign papers. On the long drive, both of the kids finished most of their Math and Language worksheets. We picked up our cat and smuggled her into the hotel my mother got us for the night, also. The buyer was pretty urgent about getting everything done since her daughter started high school yesterday in her new town. So, the Title company requested that my husband drive in to sign papers (even if it meant he took a day off from work). He drove in at around 1:30 AM! We finally went to sleep at 2:30 AM after watching the History Channel’s Roman Emperor documentary. Fascinating stuff. The kids were out by midnight, I’m sure (fell asleep watching the History Channel)… and probably have no idea that Daddy gave them those late good-night kisses.
This morning, we managed to squeeze a field trip in while Kev was signing the closing papers. We visited a police department, a 911 operator station, the city jail, and got to learn about the equipment the sergeant was carrying. Like I said, we’ve gotten a lot of school done, considering! We’ll have to finish the books they were reading to me on the way home tonight. Kaden really got a kick out of the “Encyclopedia Brown’s Book of Wacky Crimes” by Donald J. Sobol, which he was reading out loud. I think we’ll probably start Huckleberry Finn after we get our Bible and Science Reader done tonight. We also have a few Konos activities (mainly discussion/Bible stuff) to do before we call it a night. Boy, I am TIRED, so hopefully that won’t take long.
So, here I sit, back at the in-laws after a few hours on the road. Amazingly, I am thankful that we are homeless for a while. It sure is an answer to prayers we’ve said for the last eight months. I’m also thankful for my great kids who adapt to life’s ups and downs like champions. I’m thankful that my husband is such a great guy, too… and I’m thankful God didn’t ever give up on me. No matter what your situation is like, I hope you can find a reason to be thankful for it as well.