Thursday, October 20, 2011
Waiting for Relief
I have heard there is a light at the end of the tunnel....even if you can't remotely catch a glimpse of it.
While it has been a wonderful blessing to have Don on vacation for the past 2 weeks, it certainly hasn't been a vacation! The plan was to paint the house the first week, and have some family fun the next week. The few damp and rainy days combined with the windy ones, prevented our start and the crazy amount of scraping and caulking have extended that plan into this week...it's Thursday night and we still only have 1 side of the house painted...can you guess which one??? Yep..the front. The other sides are at least almost ready and since we have a sprayer, it will go fast once we can have a non-windy day.
Ok, on to the title of this post. A few weeks ago, the air conditioner broke down and then 2 days ago the fridge completely shut down, an unexpected trip to the ER(for me, Dr. thought I had a kidney stone..but it's not that, so they are doing more testing), we got a bill from the dentist and found out our dental insurance coverage has changed...ugh... and now the dryer is hanging on by a thread. So family fun week didn't really happen. We did take the kids to Chuck E. Cheese using a coupon one day and we have been to the park a few times and we have caught a few episodes of House Hunters on Hulu.....not exactly the Hilton Head Island vacation that we originally planned. But still, it's been nice to be together and I am thankful for all the blessings we do have.
Dave Ramsey says, "Problems give us the ability to hang on and that ability changes who we are. When our character is permanently molded by the trials, we are stronger and the end result is hope."
It just feels like we are taking 1 step forward and 3 or 4 steps back.
We have had to use our emergency fund...which I am so glad that we have. We are just praying for some relief. I do realize we are very blessed and I know our problems are NOTHING compared to what so many people go through, I just needed to relieve some stress...sometimes it helps to write it all down....and I am trying to get to that end result...hope.