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Weather and Thanksgiving

The weather is always a big topic of discussions, it is a major factor in everyone’s daily life. As Natalie told me yesterday, be careful Daddy you don’t have all the right gear on you might die out in the cold. This Fall has been a little trying. We received slightly more snow than normal before it got cold enough to freeze the lakes and rivers completely. The river here in Nenana was still open up till a week ago. There are big areas of overflow on the rivers and lakes, not fun when trying to operate the airplane or snowmachine!  For the past few weeks we have been setting new record lows and now there is a Chinook in the forecast and we might get above freezing this week.  Folks are always saying that “this weather is not normal” no matter the season or weather.  Well there is one thing I have learned, there is no “normal” to our weather.

Normally (I use the term loosely) we travel to the bush to spend Thanksgiving with friends.  It is one of several times during the year we all gather in one place and enjoy a couple of days of visiting, study and good food.  This year, weather and other’s travels postponed our gathering.  We were able to spend Thanksgiving with friends here in Nenana instead.  We hope that we can get together before Christmas and share some great fellowship and food.

January update

January has been fairly typical weather wise and we are grateful for the days getting longer instead of shorter.  The kids have been battling cabin fever and it’s tough to play outside for more than an hour at -30f but they make the best of it.  Lyndy continues to homeschool the kids and she suffers from cabin fever from time to time too.  Adam has had several opportunities to fly this winter but with flying comes maintenance so today he is rebuilding the airplane’s tailwheel/ski.
Today we just received “official word” via a letter from the board of The Master’s Mission that effective January 1st, 2011 TMM began “appropriating 5% of total monies receipted for mission overhead and administration.”  We have anticipated this announcement for almost a year and many of you graciously and sacrificially increased you support accordingly ahead of this “official announcement.”  Thank you for that.  Although this comes at a time when our own support levels are falling we trust that “God will continue to supply all of our needs according to His riches in Glory.”