2020 January 19

Day        73⁰     Cloudy this morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog this morning. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Night     33     Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Much colder with lows around 30. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.


  • WHAT…A light glaze and some minor snow accumulations on some
  • bridges, overpasses, and elevated roadways. Winds could gust as
  • Inhigh as 35 mph with wind chills in the teens and 20s.
Scrambled eggs, bacon, and biscuit is a good way to start the day.

Yesterday, while driving the borrowed truck, we had rolled the windows down. It was in the mid 70s. When Ella attempted to raise her window, it didn’t budge. So, after calling the trucks owner, I made an appointment with the Toyota dealership for repair work. The soonest they could get it in was this morning at eleven. I’m thankful that it wasn’t put off until tomorrow when the storm arrives.
This Toyota dealership is a very large facility. It is around two years old.  The customer waiting area is also large and comfortable. Thankfully though, I didn’t have to wait there. They kept the truck and shuttled me home. At about 4pm it was ready, they came and got me. If I understand the work order correctly, when they replaced the battery last week, they didn’t reprogram the window motor. Is that a thing?

Ella posted on Facebook:

The last couple of weeks haven’t been too good for us. The transmission on our late truck decided to go out. We did have a nice young man tow us to the shop. He said the bad thing was he wouldn’t have stopped to help someone his own age. I guess we were blessed to be old. We are always blessed to be alive.
The repairs would have cost us more than the truck was worth. On top of that,  we’d put a couple of thousand  into it last year. For now we are driving a truck loaned to us by a couple from Church. God has really blessed us.
This on top of the 50% increase in our apartment rent, has really hit us hard. We had already realized we’d needed to trade for a car. It seems we’re getting old which makes it difficult to get into a truck. We haven’t started serious shopping yet but will soon.

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
(Jeremiah 29:11)

We do have hope.

Adam Williams wrote: You may know my Dad, Tom Williams. In fact, you may even have a picture of him in your house. That’s because, for the last twenty years, he has been playing the part of Santa at church, the Mall, or even standing in line in the grocery store. Well, Santa and Mrs. Claus have fallen on some tough times. In the last three months, their rent was raised to the point where they could barely afford to live in their apartment. Then tragedy struck….Rudolf the red-nosed pickup died. At least its transmission did. Without their trusty steed, Santa and Mrs. Claus aren’t able to make it to their doctor’s appointment nor travel to the surrounding cities to apply for public housing, which needs to be done in person.

The death of Rudolf was a long time coming as it was twenty years old and not worth the $6,000 that it would cost to repair it. Therefore, we are raising that same amount for Rudolf, Jr.

Anything beyond the initial asking amount will help alleviate the financial burden of their increased rent. Thank you to everyone! 

Even if you are unable to help financially, if you would post the following link on your social media, that will help get the message to more people. Thank you for your help.  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10224511591271452&id=1057910567&sfnsn=mo

God bless and goodnight

© 2022 Thomas E Williams

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