10.25.13 Update on RV work and Thanks George!!!

Just a quick posting to update on our situation here in Decatur, Indiana.  On Friday Fleetwood found a company in Michigan who can make the part we need in 3-4 days and then they will ship it to Fleetwood who will install it here.  Since today is Saturday that means we’ll probably be here until late next week.

Roy stretched Dora’s carpet today and I took lots of laundry to the laundromat.  The young Amish man wasn’t there this time but two Amish ladies with black caps came in to get laundry out of the dryer while I was there.   I walked through Dollar General while waiting for my laundry and saw an Amish man and his son.  When they left they got into a car and drove away.  I’m starting to think the Amish here must be very liberal in their behavior compared to what I thought Amish were like. We plan to go to Berne, Indiana on Monday to check out more of Amish life.

I want to say a huge thank you to my sister’s husband George.  He helped us out recently by changing out the kitchen faucet at our rental house on Wardline Road.  He really came through for us since we aren’t there for Roy to  handle it.  I’m so thankful for family like him and Chip who have stepped up to help us since we are still so far away! Thanks George!

Ya’ll come back now ya’ hear!

10.12.13 Amish folks, clocks and signs

Roy  and I went into the nearby city of Shipshawana yesterday in hopes of seeing some Amish.  Knowing that they do not like to be photographed I had to sneak photographs when I could.  Roy found a barber and got his hair cut while we were there but the barber wasn’t Amish.  I got several pictures of Amish on their bikes or in their horse drawn carriages.  One of the shops we went into was huge and had a beautiful collection of clocks that just fascinated me.  Some of the pictures below are of the clocks from that shop.  The signs and scripture pictures are from a different shop.  I could have spent a lot more time there but did get to snap pictures of some of the signs I liked best. There are hitching posts at most every store for the Amish to hitch their horses to.  Even Wal-Mart had one. We went into Michigan to a Wal-Mart and saw an Amish mom and daughter at the pharmacy and then saw them when they went out to their carriage that was hitched up. I’ve been told that the strict Amish have orange or yellow buggies and the not so strict have black or brown buggies.  All we saw were black ones which must be why its okay for them to go to Wal-Mart.

We planned to go back to Shipshawana and other Amish towns today but we are really tired and the opportunity to not go somewhere is too tempting.  I’m sitting outside under a big shade tree enjoying the view and the cool breeze while I write this.  Roy heard the clippity clop of the Amish horses going down the road in front of the resort earlier. We’ve gotten the okay to stay here until Monday so we will be able to go to  local church Sunday and watch the Saint game in the afternoon before heading out Monday to the Fleetwood plant in Decatur, Indiana for their tour and possibly some maintenance on Dora.  Ya’ll have a wonderful weekend.  Geaux  Lions, Tigers and Saints!!!

Ya’ll come back now ya’ hear!

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