With all that’s happening with the COVID-19 testing and jabbing, I really want to be able to stay on top of all of it and share it with you. I already have a list of things I’ve been wanting to share but two major family commitments have been taking my time and for the next couple of months will be taking way more.
First, my daughter, Avery, shown in the photo above with her British husband, Peter, is due to have her first baby on May 25, so my wife and I are going to visit them. That might not sound like a big deal, but in this case it is because they live on the other side of the planet, in Uganda, where they work as missionaries teaching kids with special needs. Just the plane ride alone takes about 30 hours thanks to an 8-hour layover in Brussels. So we’re going to stay with them for three weeks.
She’s lived there 4 years and has always wanted us to visit but we’ve never been able to afford it but now God has provided the money just in time for the arrival of our first grandchild. By the way, we already know it’s a boy!
We’ve been busy preparing, but now we’re crazy busy because this past Wednesday we decided to sell our house. We’ve lived here for over 19 years and have loved it, but it seems to be the time is right to sell as the market is in a buying frenzy. So we met with our realtor today and our plan is to get it listed before we leave town on May 21, which means for the next 11 days, instead of my normal routine sitting in front of a computer day and night, I will be transformed into Mr Fixit, pressure washing my house, driveway and sidewalk, never done that before, sawing down trees, never done that either, and spreading a truckload of dirt one wheelbarrow load at a time. I’ve done that before but the only thing I can remember is that I was moving really slow and my back hurt a lot. So I totally got this, no problem!
Meanwhile, my wife will be slapping paint on anything and everything she can find. I told her we’ll be glad to get on the plane just so we can stop working.
Houses have been selling fast around here lately so we hope ours does too, but then we’ll have to find a new place to live so this could go on for a while. I’ll have my iPad with me and will be checking in when I can, but I’ve heard the Internet goes down a lot because Avery and Peter live in a remote area. I don’t mind roughing it a little but losing the Internet crosses the line so hopefully it will work.
I thank God for my Z3 family. My thoughts and my heart will be with you even when I cannot be. I’m especially thankful for Expat Gal, Dana R, Prophetic Nurse, and all the other authors.
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.