Oh my!! I've been looking at some blogs this morning and it sounds like at lot of my friends are getting hammered by this snowstorm on the East coast. I am so sorry. We did have a beautiful spring day here yesterday but this weekend has snow/rain predicted so although I'm sure it won't be as bad as what you are all going through, I do sympathize with you. Spring seems a bit fickle this year. :-)
Murphy has been visiting our house the past few weeks. Have you all heard of "Murphy's Law?"
You all know the computer saga. Then, last Thursday at dinner, Dennis broke half a tooth off eating rice. Yep. Plain old white rice! Two dentist visits later he has a temporary crown with the permanent one to be placed next week.
I'm having my back molar pulled tomorrow. Not looking forward to that. The endodontist who did the original root canal said it should be pulled since it is cracked. So THREE dentist visits later, all to different specialists with the accompanying fees and xrays, it still has to be pulled tomorrow. Pray for me please. I don't mind dentists but I DO mind pulling teeth.
Then, remember how proud I was of cleaning my refrigerator a few weeks ago? Ladies, (and any men out there,) do not, I repeat DO NOT clean your fridge! I woke up yesterday to a dead refrigerator. Look how clean it is. I really liked this refrigerator
The repairman told me that the life span of new refrigerators seems to be 5-7 years now. The ironic thing is I took all of my stuff to Nita's house and she put it in her 52 year old fridge that still works like a charm. No more fancy fridges for me!
To top it off, we got our invoice for the lake place rental where we keep our trailer. It's gone up almost $300 this year! Now it has gone up every year $10-20, but $300?!!! And there are tons of new rules, fees, fines, etc. When we started staying there, our little section of the resort had only 7 trailers, now there are 42! It's not nearly as much fun and I guess with lots of people come more problems. Plus they've cut down the time we can be there. Only May 1 - Sept. 30 with absolutely NO off season access to your trailer. We've always been able to come and go as we wanted to check on things, clear snow off of the roof if needed and then start staying as soon as the weather warmed enough. No more. Lots more rules.
Dennis and I are going to do some talking about this. We desperately wish we had somewhere else to take our trailer, but every place is full, which is why they can do this to everyone. As much as we love it, we may end up selling the trailer. Lots of decisions to be made and soon.
I know that lots of people have much worse issues to deal with and we have been blessed to have this place for 6 years and it may not seem very important in the grand scheme of things. But Dennis has a very stressful job and he enjoys the relaxation he finds when camping. And, of course, you all know how I feel about my cozy little home away from home.
We have discussed buying a few acres in the mountains ourselves, but by the time we have a well dug, power accessed to the property and a septic dug, it gets way, way too expensive.
So Murphy has been busy, busy around here. Please pray that my oral surgery goes well. They are knocking me completely out because of my pacemaker so at least I won't know what is happening. :-)
On a much, much brighter note, Alicia and the boys came to stay last weekend to visit Jeremy and both boys literally begged me to teach them to knit. Here we are Saturday morning. They were sitting on the loveseat, yarn and needles in hand when I got out of bed. We started lessons before I even had my shower and got dressed! They were SO excited. By Sunday afternoon Kale had a dishcloth over halfway done and Hayden was trying with all his might to master the knit stitch. So much fun.
The camper banner was given to me by Nita and was going to go into the trailer this summer but I don't know what I'll do with it if we decide to sell. Sad Betsy.
Have a wonderful rest of the week and I'll be back soon, (I hope), with one less tooth in my mouth!
Even with all of the "stuff" happening, it could always be worse and I know and realize just how blessed I am with a loving husband, wonderful friends and family. Life is good!
"Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments." Deuteronomy 7:9