Dear Friends and Family,
I am writing this email from my phone as Jimi drives. The truck is loaded with essentials we'll need for the next five days. We're on our way to Indiantown to finally get Sanibel. She's scheduled to once again float at 3pm today. Jimi is excited and I'm nervous. Lol
We're planning to go about 10 miles tonight. This will get us to the very edge of Lake Okeechobee. We'll anchor there for the night. Tomorrow we're hopong to make it all the way across the lake. We really have no idea how long it will take us to make the 175 mile trip; but we are hoping to be home sometime on Monday.
I'll try to post updates on facebook, if you want to follow us there.
In other news.....
We did not do anything special for Labor day; just the usual for us. We had a "Planet of the Apes" marathon, watching all five original movies. I painted some garden furniture and we prepared for our trip.
We went to our scheduled court hearing to retrieve money from our last landlord. Rather than going to trial, we opted to settle and are happy with what we got back.
We found a resturaunt down the road from our house, which turned out to be fabulous. Caribean style dining inside or outside on the beautuful covered patio. There was a man playing a metal drum on the patio. It was soothing and relaxing. The wait staff was fast, courteous, and attentive. The food was reasonably priced and, as Jimi would say, off the hook. We'll be going back for sure and hopefully taking friends there in the future.
Jennifer and Tim found an apartment. They're putting down the deposit and will move in next week. With both having full time jobs now, they should be ok. They still need a vehicle to assure they can get to their jobs. But for now Tim has been able to ride with a guy from work and Jennifer has been walking. Continue to keep them in your prayers.
Last I heard from Daniel, he was working 3 jobs. He works at the Dodge dealership from 6am until 1pm. He loves driving all the new vehicles. Last week he posted he got to drive a new 2011 Dodge Charger. He got it up to 5mph in under a second. Haha. He then works another job from 1pm to 5pm and yet another job from 5pm to 9pm. If nothing else, he's keeping busy.
That's all for now.
Lorie & Jimi