Yesterday, Mom made the long trip to Florence to meet some of the church members, see the church, and the parsonage. Several members were there to greet her, and take her out to lunch. They had a nice lunch at O'Charleys. The present Pastor and his wife joined them so it was a nice bantor of conversation. They were most congenial. They then took her over to see the parsonage.
Nice parsonage, and finally a garage again, with a storage shed. Yea! (We don't have either right now, and have been concerned things would disappear, but have not so far.) They even have an attic, (we had to put one in here when we moved here.) Big back yard, no fence though. 3 houses down from the church, not right next to it. New laminated flooring inside. 3 bedrooms. Great room, 2 bath, and formal living room/dining room. Laundry room. It has the essentials. Nicely furnished. She liked it, and She thinks it will suit us. We are going to have to have a moving sale though, but we were thinking about doing one anyway. Moving gets harder every time. And wouldn't you know it, she forgot to take the camera to get pictures of the inside, so the kids could see their bedrooms. Oh well.
The church has a very nice Family Life Center which is used a great deal. Nice classrooms. The youth have some nice space to meet in and play in (always a plus.) The office is in the church, not in the parsonage. She has a secretary, I don't have to do all the secretarial work, Yea. but of course that means deadlines for Mom. The sanctuary is beautiful. They have some good members. They have a little play ground area, the play equipment needs some work. Houses all around, apartment complex down the way, school nearby, community center. Mall, all the different stores, Walmart, Target, all the eateries, lake and river, nice parks. Its looking good.
Mom did however have a long drive there and back. And had to fight the 18 wheelers all the way. What was it, trucking day? The late afternoon drive wasn't as bad. Although she did run out of energy and the ability to concentrate by the time she got home. Thank you Lord for a safe drive. We'll go up there as a family when my job ends and school is out so the whole family can see it.