I have been enjoying visiting blogs and decided to start my own, even though I don't know what I am doing or if anyone will even be interested in reading what I have to say. I am a 50 year old management consultant who has been married to the the love of my life for 30 years and have two grown daughters and a son-in-law who we are very proud of. We are blessed to live in Scottsdale Arizona and are enjoying getting out and experiencing it in our RV! Thanks for stopping by our blog and please consider joining us, who knows where we will go...Kevin & Tracy.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Putting Things Into Perspective!

Thanks for all of the helpful comments and suggestions over the last few days, I know that I can always count on my RV friends when I face a challenge.

As you could probably tell from my posts, the last couple of days have not been fun. Something that should have been very good, turned very bad fast. I found myself lying awake last night worried that our rig had suffered major damage and based on one person's feedback that it had become "death trap on wheels" which is not the case.

So I went to church this morning and realized that my challenges are really nothing compared to challenges that others are facing.

Like our friends Jim and Sandie who are right down the street at Scottsdale Shea Hospital after having a successful surgery to remove a portion of his lung.  We are so thankful that the prognosis is very good for Jim and he will be heading home on Tuesday.

Then I thought about sitting with Granny Great last weekend as her life of 98 wonderful years ended and her eternal life began.  These types of events put my destroyed power converter into perspective.

The good news is that everything seems to test out just fine and now I just wait for the new converter to arrive and hopefully we will be back up and running by next weekend.

We had a couple of friends stop by for a little dip in the pool and a snack who really helped me put things into perspective. Is someone trying to tell me to slow down and enjoy the ducks?  Hope your Sunday was great and as always, thanks for stopping by!
First in for the swimming season!

Always need a little snack after a swim!


  1. Thanks so much for the prayers and good wishes you guys. Wish Jim was feeling better cause he could help you install your new converter or inverter or whatever it's called. (And that would be why Jim doesn't let me near anything electrical.) We all run into big issues with our rigs and a lot of them are caused by us. But it's okay. The Lord knows our challenges even when they aren't necessarily physical and is always there to watch over us. Your friends are beautiful. Glad you could provide them with a snack.

  2. You've put things in perspective very well.

    Think of it this way - you're not the first guy to blow a converter and you won't be the last. Get the new converter in and once everything's checked out and working fine, this adventure will be nothing more than a distant memory and a valuable learning experience.