In the past month we’ve had several big and new events in our family.
First. On August 14 we had a baby shower in anticipation of the arrival of our newest member, my niece. Notice the 3-D image, it is truly amazing what technology has made available to us.
Second. We bought a Chevy Silverado HD2500 on Saturday September 3 based on what we were told its towing capacity was. Later that day we learned its towing capacity was 9400, much lower than we were informed. So Monday, September 5 we we went back, returned the Chevy and then bought a F250 white diesel with the towing capacity of 15,100. The dealership was good about working with us. So, I guess you can say that we bought 2 trucks that weekend. This purchase means we are ready to trade up for a different RV.
Third. On September 7 my brother and sister-in-law welcomed into the world a healthy 6 pound 13 ounce daughter named Madison. Big brother pictured below quickly stepped into his new role. This was a truly joyous occasion with everyone healthy and at the same time I felt an emptiness without Mom here to see and hold her granddaughter. I wore the “All is Well” necklace and Mom’s rings so that parts of her were present with us.
Fourth. We traded our 2013 Keystone Cougar Xlite 25′ RET travel trailer on September 16 for a fifth wheel.
Fifth. September 17 I got to hold my 10 day old niece for the first time. I was an only child for the first 16 years of my life so for many years I thought I’d never get to be an aunt but that all changed several years ago. (I’m wearing a pearl ring that Mom received on her 16th birthday and always wore.)
Sixth. We picked up our new 2016 Forest River Wildcat 28SGX with our F250 fully adapted to pull a fifth wheel with an Andersen hitch on September 20.