The Amazon job came to an end on Tuesday, December 22, one day earlier than expected for our shift.  Some shifts were let go on the previous Saturday.  All in all, it was a good experience, especially making some new friends.

Quincy remained in Campbellsville to be washed and waxed,  while I drove to Knoxville to join my sister and her family for Christmas and New Year’s.  I will be returning to Kentucky on this coming Sunday to begin the drive to New Orleans.  On Thursday I will catch a flight to California to visit my daughter Chris and her family and my Mom, who is turning 95 this year.  She is absolutely amazing!

While in California I have some catching up to do with friends in the Bay Area and out in Modesto.  I will be around from the 7th to the 26th, then returning to New Orleans to begin several builds with Habitat for Humanity.  I am truly excited to be getting back to the builds.  Participating in new builds will be a dream come true for me.  Friends I met last year will be joining me for two builds thus far.

One of these days on a future blog, when I feel bold about speaking out, I want to share a few  insights I gleaned from working at a company like Amazon, coupled with my pared-down list of possessions and needs.  But that is for another blog post.  In the meantime, I wish you a very Happy New Year, filled with immeasurable joy, good health, and blessings galore!

New Year’s resolutions?  Expansion of my blog to include genealogy endeavors, both old and new.  If you know of anyone needing assistance with their family research, please steer them my way.  I need to develop some income-producing aspects to my site to supplement my SS benefits and be able to continue to volunteer time for Habitat.

Moments of grace:  gratefulness for my first year as an rv fulltimer.  It has been a wonderful experience thus far, and I look forward to more and more.  The new locations are always fun to see, and some may even be pretty spectacular, but the real joy comes from the relationships we build.  The RV community is a special group of people who really care about and want to help one another.  I am grateful to be among them!