Let me start by saying that those of you who like the mall scavenger hunt idea there is one more caveat you need to add. NO GREETING CARDS. I said they couldn’t go to the Christian book store, but I forgot about the Hallmark. Several of them found the Mac Lucado card section and that doesn’t require much thought. I guess you could make the rule that it can’t be anything that was designed to tell people about God. That would fix most of those type things.
Anyway, on our way to the mall (which is in Dothan an hour away) our van’s alternator stopped working. So we had this slowly deteriorating electrical system for the last 15 minutes or so and it finally died less than a mile from the mall. We got a jump and made it the rest of the way to the mall, but it didn’t make it home. We had some parents come and pick us up and we just left the van in the parking lot. I thought about leaving the keys in the ignition in hopes that someone might steal it, but I wasn’t sure of the morality of that.