If you have a few minutes, you might enjoy reading these three quick stories from our family reunion:)
Near Navigation Mishap
Dad and I took a direct flight out of LAX. Soon after arriving at the airport, I realized that my Smart Phone was on its last bar.I was depending the Navigator to get us from St. Louis, MO to Carlinville IL. Aghhhhhhhhhhh!!!
So I quickly found a plug (the posts looked like cat trees with plugs in them!) Anyway, I got 45 minutes of charging time which got the phone up to 30%. Not enough!
Fog delayed our departure from LAX, so upon our arrival into St Louis, we had to change gates and the luggage was delayed! Fantastic!!! More time to find another plug and some more battery time!
After 30 more minutes I thought that I was possibly armed with enough battery power for the 1 hour and 25 minute trip to Carlinville.
Well, Smart Phones are smart for a reason. While we were still about a half hour away, my phone spoke up to tell me that my battery was low. Seriously! Did you have to say that!
So I started praying for some grace! My dad was 39 when he moved from IL (now almost 95) and the directions that he was giving me from time to time were interesting.... not necessarily in agreement with the Navigator, which I had respectfully decided that I had better listen to instead.
Whew! Twenty minutes away! Oh no! The Smart Phone started telling me more bad news! Now it is housing a "seriously close to dead battery"!. Yikes! More grace, Lord!
Breathe, Sandy! This adventure is just the first chapter out of the Schreter Family Reunion Album!:) I could just see us walking up to some farmer's door with a pad and pencil ready to write out directions to Carlinville!
With every passing tenth of a mile, my heart was rejoicing that we were getting CLOSER AND CLOSER TO CARLINVILLE!
Oh my! Could it really be!! A sign that my dad recognized for sure! "Gillespie". Dad knew at that moment exactly where we were: 12 miles due east of Carlinville. As we drove into Gillespie, my Smart Phone quietly faded away with a cute little tune letting me know that its term of service had officially ended!
Then, there it was!! This BEAUTIFUL SIGN that said, "Carlinville" with an arrow to the left... 12 miles .
Thank you, Lord! That was quite an adventure!!!
Well, I have several more little stories that were kind of fun.
How about a movie in downtown Carlinville?
Carlinville is a town of 5700,. You'll find a town square with a circle around it, cobblestone streets leading up to and around the square, and a Walmart! The town has wonderful people, a lot of farmland surrounding it (mostly used for growing soy beans and corn), and holds lots of special memories for my entire family, some of whom still live in this very friendly and low key environment.
(Well, I don't actually know if it is low key. It just appears to be that way!)
So, Friday afternoon some of us decided to go see the movie "BRAVE".
Now, keep in mind that it is 102-108 degrees with about 25% humidity.
About 15 minutes into the movie, the projector just stops! The power has gone out!
A lady steps out to announce to us that it will be about 5 or 10 minutes while the power reboots. We're fine with that, because we are having so much fun talking and catching up on the last 4o plus years!
Here we go! The movie is back.....for another 5 or 8 minutes.
Power is out again!
More talking and catching up!
Whoo hoooooooooo! The movie is back!
We enjoy another 5 minute segment.
Oops! The power is out!
More talking and catching up!
You know! This could be a long afternoon.....!
Okay. Movie is on. Let's hope that we get to finish it this time!
Nope! Not going to happen!
Power is out.
Patrons are dispersing.
Proprietor is making an announcement:
Free passes or your money back!
Bummer! Well, money back it is!
I went to see Brave here in S CA yesterday afternoon with a friend!
To See or not to See
Okay. One last thing. A true or false question for you:
It is possible to drive from Carlinville back to St. Louis with your contacts in the wrong eyes and not get a splitting headache. T or F
I am pleased to tell you that the answer is TRUE!
I finished dressing in a hurry the morning that we left and didn't pay quite close enough attention to which contact was going into which eye.
By the time I realized what I had done ( breakfast was over and I was trying to read road signs without squinting), I also realized that I had NO IDEA where I had packed the little plunger that allows me to take out my contacts!
I don't know if the new material for these contacts was grace giving or if the Lord truly just did a miracle for me, but my contacts stayed in the wrong eyes until we got home from LAX!
Yes, I had to squint to see some of the road signs.
No, I didn't read on the airplane.
Yes, I was relieved to get the black dot back into the right eye once we got home!
Hmmmmmmmm....hard to get out of vacation mode!
Thank you for stopping by!