We are now in McArthur in Vinton County Ohio. The move was CRAZY! On Thursday last week we had just barely put the last of all the camera equipment and everything from the Marietta courthouse into the truck when we got a call from our supervisor telling us that he had just gotten word that one book we had done the week before had come back with blurring and had to be re-done. there was no choice but to bring the equipment back in from the truck and back up to the FOURTH floor of the courthouse and set it all back up. We had to wait until Friday morning for the rework to be installed on the computer for us to even be able to re-do it then on Friday morning we did the rework. Then we took everything back down again and packed it all back up. Only on Friday the Elders had a Zone Meeting and couldn't help us so David and I were on our on this time getting it all into the truck. We had it all done and were on the road by about 2:00. We got to the courthouse in McArthur by 3:30 to get most of it into the courthouse in time before they closed at 4:00 so that we could return the truck on Saturday. Then we found our house which was a different house than what we had found by the address on the internet Map site. but a lot better!
Everyone here in McArthur has been super nice! Our Landlady and her two daughters have been really great and are even sharing their internet wifi with us. We are really glad the house is all on one level. It is recently remodeled and is very clean and nice,
On Saturday after returning the truck we went to a natural spring at a beautiful place a few miles from here and filled some jugs with some of the purest spring water there is anywhere. Carolyn Grammer, in Marietta taught me to make both milk and water Kefir and I need spring water to make the water Kefir. We were so happy to find a natural spring so close by. I've been making the Kefir since just after Thanksgiving and it has been such a great help to my digestive system that I can now eat rice without any problems.
This is our new little Branch in Jackson, about 20 miles south of McArthur. It's a lovely building and the Saints there are great of course. They have about double the attendance of the Spencer Branch, but that's still not much. We met the Sister missionaries but the other couple wasn't there because they were sick last week so we hope we will meet them next week. The Branch president also wan't there, we didn't hear why but we hope to meet him also next week.
We are hard at work here hoping we can finish the work by November. When the Common Pleas Judge saw what we were doing here with the Probate books, though he decided he wanted to get on the band wagon and is trying to get his books done too! The Judge we are working with said we would be here two more years! Ha! We love and miss everyone too much for that! We hope you are all well and doing good! Remember to do indexing! We know the Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are real and help us daily! We know they are answering our prayers, especially in caring for you in our absence. We pray for you daily. We know your prayers for us help us and we sure do thank you for them!