The debate began… the weather guys were all saying that highways and overpasses were dangerous because of possible “black ice” on bridges and over passes. Should we try to drive up to Abilene to take advantage of some bargains at the antique stores, or just forget it and let this great opportunity pass us by?
If you frequent antique stores, you know that they have sales on occasion but they usually don’t have any real deep discounts. There’s usually a 10% percent off if you pay by cash or check. Don’t get me wrong, every bit helps, but when the big yearly sale rolls around in January, that is when the real savings happen!
We missed the big sale last year because of bad road conditions and it looked like we would be missing it again this year. The more we watched the weather reports, the more gloomy the news got. We thought and of course, prayed about it. We decided to go for it. If the conditions looked too bad we could always turn around and go back home.
I never drive, but it would not be an exaggeration to say I was in the passenger seat praying. My husband and I are both type 2 diabetics and as he gets older he’s more prone to have lows. The last thing we need is for him to be driving and have a low. It’s my job to notice signs and symptoms of a low and have crackers handy.
Northern Kansas got about 2″ of new snow overnight, but once we got out in it, we quickly realized that it was powder and not at all wet or heavy. There was no ice associated with it and the wind blew it off the roads! By about 10:00 am the sun was shining and the snow was melting! We had fine conditions for travel today and we praise God for that!
Bargains? Oh yes we found a few. Every antique store in Abilene was having a sale! I’m thankful to God for His traveling mercies and for the fun times my husband and I enjoy together. We’ve been given this time and we choose not to waste it. ❤