Saturday, February 09, 2008

Hanging in there

Luke had been running a slight temp all day Tuesday and we were getting a regular update on the phone. When I got home on Tuesday evening he was warm, but his temp was normal. Praise God, it has been normal since then. Luke and Lily both did very well while we were gone.

After we flew home Sue and Amy headed to Flagstaff to visit a cousin. They stopped at the Grand Canyon along the way. Next they drove to Tucson to pick up the table for her dad. Yesterday they drove from Tucson to Highlands CA and just a few blocks from our friends home, the van began making a knocking noise. She made it to our friends and took it to a mechanic today. One of the spark plugs blew out. The mechanic could not fix it and suggested taking it to a dealer to get it fixed. The dealer cannot get her in to fix it until Monday. She found another dealer that can get her in today, so it is being towed there right now. I talked with our mechanic and he said good estimate would be in the $400 range, if it requires removing the head, it could be a couple thousand dollars to repair. Please pray that they dont try to take advantage of Sue.

Yesterday on my way home from work, I stopped at a gas station to fill my truck. After filling it up, the truck would not start. As it turns out, I just had to replace the battery, it was a little over 6 years old (not bad).

We are hanging in there. As you can imagine Sue is upset by the delay getting home and the potential costs to get the van fixed. Please pray that in the midst of all these challenges that we will be LED4God (Light Emitting Disciples for God).


Skinners said...

LORD, I ask for a double portion of grace to be upon the Searles family today. LORD, bless Sue with remembering that ALL things work together for good even when we don’t understand. Let the mechanics do a good job and for a reasonable price. Bless the rest of Sue and Amy trip home with Your grace and Your presence. Bless the all the family with Your peace and health.

Thank You LORD, for Your great goodness. Amen & Amen

Love ya lots.
Aunt Cindy

dr_bristow said...

Praying for you all!
I live about 10 minutes from Highland so tell Sue to give me a call if she needs anything (408-807-6738)
God bless,

Anonymous said...

Just stoppin by to see how the travelers are doing. Praying now about the van and that things are on the UP. Thanking the Lord for Luke doing better.

I pray that the Lord allows them much grace & peace as they are on the last of their trip.

I like your little phrase... LED4... tell me more :)

your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael & Amber, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Anonymous said...

What happened to Brett JR's website?