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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Trip To Billings

Michael and I both had one of those nights when you wake up at 2am and your brain starts churning and the next thing you know, two hours have gone by. And, we had to be out of the house by 8:30. 10 degrees this morning, better than the 5 below yesterday morning, we are gaining! And no more new snow although we did experience some freezing rain on the way to Billings.

I had a routine doctor's appointment at 11am and Michael met with a realtor to list our land we own near Park City. We have had it listed with our friend Gwen and that listing expired so we decided to go with someone in the Billings area. Then it was off to lunch at our favorite place, CJ's--we are sure there are other restaurants in Billings but the food is always good at CJ's and the staff know us by name!

Next on the list was my most anticipated stop--a haircut! My hairdresser has been on maternity leave all summer so I was looking forward to seeing her. I've talked about her in this blog before, she and her husband are not even 30 years old and both have such level heads. They saved money before this baby was born so they could both have the summer off right after his birth. Their two children do not attend day care very often, the parents have arranged their schedules so that one of them is with the children all the time. And Becky had a motor home story to top ours!!

Before she left this summer we talked about motor homes and we were both looking. Well, someone in her family gave them a 1983 27 foot motor home and Becky's husband put $4000 into it this summer fixing it up. They discussed at length whether or not to get liability only insurance or full coverage, finally deciding to get full coverage insurance . On their first trip out with a 3 year old and a month old baby they go to Belgrade, MT about 160 miles. They arrive and Becky notices white smoke coming from under the hood, says so to Shane but before she can even get the words out the smoke changes to black and flames appear. Shane screams at her to get out with the kids which she does and only after she gets out does she realize she left the diaper bag inside. The entire engine compartment burned!! Because their insurance policy was so new, the company sent a fire investigator who was very skeptical and gave them a really hard time. The rig was totalled and they received a settlement--now that definitely tops our little old story of being towed home!

We stopped and visited Nat on our way back through Big Timber dropping off the things we picked up for him. Emmi was very glad to see him. Tomorrow we are going back to Billings, UGH, to hopefully pick up the motor home--it is supposed to be much warmer--everybody think positive thoughts!

A wintry scene.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Janna.. glad you are home safe and sound. The last few days I went back and read all your blog from the beginning! (I have been sick in bed) So I cried with you about Jazzy, I shrieked on the VW spin out, I marvelled at the great scenic pictures and I enjoyed all your quilting talents! So did you stop and try to drive the motorhome back yet? Such an adventure!!!


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