Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It's COLD outside!!!!

We are finally here! At last....I know it has been awhile since some of you have heard from us! So let me fill you in!
We left Toledo January 18th and drove half way up to Mackinac City. We stayed the night in a hotel and were rather glad we stopped because we hit white out conditions about 20 or so minutes before we stopped. We stayed the night, got to swim with the kids and all that good stuff. We arrived Saturday afternoon around 2:00pm (we are in central time just to let everyone know now) and of course it had to be the coldest day of winter so far. Adam, his dad, and the men from the church unloaded our moving van into a 10 by 18 ft storage unit in -5 degree weather and were absolutely chilled to the bone! It has been so cold! When we woke up for church the next morning it registered -11 degrees on our thermometer.!! AUGHH!!
We have been staying in a beautiful lakehouse that a Pastor and his wife own from Milwaukee. It is about 25 minutes from civilization and we happen to get no cell phone reception up there at all. Living without computer, phone and internet has been a little difficult but it has just been a nice get away that we have needed so far. The first day we arrived at the lakeshouse and started to unpack...we had around 7 deer just watching us. I got to feed them and got about 5 feet away...They are now like family pets and come for food 3 times a day at least. They even wag their tails when they see us coming with food. The most we have had at one time have been 15 deer. We have them on video tape...they were fighting over the food and actually standing up on their hind legs. It was so neat to watch. Anyway, we have been attempting ice fishing and other North woods activites such as freezing, freezing, freezing, and trying to stay warm in the extreme conditions! :)
We will be staying in the lakehouse until the end of this week and are not sure where we will be headed next. We are putting a bid in on a house but it could be a month or more until we can get in it. There are some possibilities for rent for a couple of months around here so we will have to see.
I want everyone in Toledo to know that I love ya and miss ya! Keep praying for us! And...I will write more when I get a chance! Talk to you soon! JESS


Amber said...

I'm glad that you guys arrived safely...even though it was freezing cold. That's so cool that the deer come so close to the house. The boys would love to see that. Happy house hunting.