Repairs Underway at Last
In Judeo-Christianity, the rainbow is associated with God's protection, as it is described in the Book of Genesis (9:11–17) as a sign of the covenant between God and man. After the Flood, God made an everlasting covenant with Noah, his family, their descendants, and all the living creatures. He promised never again to destroy the earth by a flood. The rainbow was the sign of that promise – a reminder of God's commitment to the earth. We got our rainbow on the afternoon of February 22 after a storm had past...interesting?
One day shy of five weeks since our freshwater tank dropped out of the bottom of our rig, all the promised parts from Alliance RV arrived in Marana, AZ. Our awesome RV Mobile Tech Scott Shackelford and Holly, his lovely wife/right-hand woman, received the last shipment on Wednesday, February 22 one day before expected. The two of them showed up bright and early today, February 23 in a light rain to start getting the undercarriage supports ready for the new tank, plumbing, and sensors.
The installation process will take until Saturday, February 25 at the earliest. Scott is also fixing a 110v outlet inside our trailer along with a broken kitchen slide-out ski that protects the vinyl flooring inside the fifth wheel's interior. If everything goes as planned, we should be back on the road headed for Dream Catcher RV Park - Escapees Rainbow Park in Deming, New Mexico on Sunday, February 26.
Karen and I are so thankful for God's provision during this unexpected change in our itinerary. We've made some new friends, spent some great time with old friends and got to see just how incredible the Tucson, AZ area is to explore. Honestly, it will be bitter-sweet leaving this community that has been our temporary home for over a month. Many of you have asked us, where will you eventually land when this traveling chapter of your life is finished? After spending extended time in the area, we both agree that the greater Tucson, AZ region is now on the short list of places we would consider.
A special thank you to the Shackelfords and the Akers families for all their help and generosity. They were both literal answers to our prayers. And now we have two new family friends in Tucson to visit when we eventually return!.