Sunday, March 16, 2008

When it Rains (or Snows) it Pours

EDIT: I should have probably not even posted what I did last night. I just came home and sat down to tell my friends about my day, which had been a bit less than pleasant. I have had so many of you point out the obvious and feel a bit of chastisement for my complaints. But Mimi said it well - I just felt better after telling you all about it. But she also pointed out the good parts of the day, and she was right - they outweighed the bad. Then I went over to visit Cynthia again. Oh, my goodness, what a heavy load she is carrying. I cannot even fathom. As I said to her this morning, it is incredible what we don't know about our children, as is obvious by the piece Kevin and I did together this past year. I pray for her and Ladybug and the other children, who have to be hurting terribly, so many times during the day. Please, Lord, bring Ladybug safely home!

It began as a fairly nice, cloudy but warm, Palm Sunday. The morning service was great - the choir sounded good (though the song used up what was left of my voice). I came home before Sunday School to watch the little girls so Kristen and Mike could go play and sing in the second service. The twins will make their debut next Sunday.

The girlies were getting very rambunctious, and it was good when their family got home from church.

I fixed spaghetti for dinner for Kristen's family and us; we had a good time eating together. They went down the street to their house, and I began the clean-up. I was grinding up the left-over noodles when I felt something wet on my foot. YUCK!! I opened the cupboard door under the sink and there was a volcano of garbage pouring out onto the floor and my feet! I hollered at DC, who has now caught the cold and doesn't feel so hot. But he faithfully came up and cleaned up the mess.

When the mess was dried out, DC began to process of trying to repair the pipe. He made a trip to the hardware store, only to discover that the whole thing was rusted on the inside. He called my dad, who can fix anything. My 81-year-old dad came over and worked on it, too. The end result - the dishwasher is full to the max, everything is on the countertop and the floor from under the sink, we can't use any water in the kitchen. Dad will come over tomorrow morning when the hardware store opens again, and finish the job while we're at work.
In the meantime, this was beginning outside on this almost-spring Sunday afternoon:

It was my week to play the organ, so I headed to church in my van - DC was coming in his truck, because he had a committee meeting after church. I drove on the same street I've driven to church at least twice a week for the last 30 years. I don't know where my mind was, but the next thing I knew, a little red car was there on my right - I hit it! I totally went through the stop sign - the same sign that has been there forever. I could blame the snow, the dusk, but it was just pure and simple stupidity and carelessness. This 60-year-old woman, who has never been at fault in an accident before, hit a young teen-age girl on on her way to work. It could have been so much worse - nobody was hurt - well, nothing but my pride! Not even a sore muscle.
This is the same part that had to be replaced earlier this year when that huge piece of ice hit it and cracked it. Of course, I got a ticket. The deductible is going to do serious damage to my savings account. Not to mention the increase in our insurance premium. I am not happy. At least I don't have to go to court - I can just write a check, since I admitted it was my fault. No reason not to!


Diane J. said...

It started out cold and sunny here, then it clouded up was windy and cold the rest of the day. No snow here though.

Your spaghetti dinner sounds good. I'll have to fix that sometime soon. We haven't had spaghetti in ages!

I hate it when my sink is incapacitated. It messes up your whole kitchen until things are back in working order.

Too bad about the wreck, but it happens, and it could have been much worse.

Hopefully the rest of your week will be much better.

I love the pic of the big girls with the little girls. ;o)

Love and hugs,


Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh no! Those sneaky springtime-ish snowfalls are always the worst... I'm glad nobody was hurt and the damage wasn't too bad.

I love the picture of the girls all together - so cute! :)

Anonymous said...

Yikes. What a day! Wierd though, when you were describing the 61 year old granema, I pictured the OTHER driver.
Glad everyone's okay


Dawn said...

That's 60!!

Karen said...

Aw! That stinks about the car accident! Glad it wasn't worse, though.

I remember your pictures from a few years back of the beautiful spring flowers in your yard and then the flowers under 6 inches of snow. Love that Colorado springtime.

RainyD's said...

I am so glad to hear that no one was injured - insurance premiums and deductables are a pain the the pocketbook bot SOOO much better than the alternatives.

Linds said...

No-one was hurt, thank God. And it could have been so much worse, Dawn. I am just so thankful you are ok, and so s the young girl. Those babies are too sweet!

Penless Thoughts said...

So sorry to hear all this has happened. Bad things seem to come in waves sometimes but so do good things. I am thankful your father is capable and up do doing the kitchen repairs and that you or the girl were not hurt and not a terrible amount of damage done to the car.

Mimi said...

you had a hard day...but didn't it make you feel a little better just to tell us about it?
there were good parts..
singing in the choir
playing with the babies
watching the older girls care for the new baby girls
eating spaghetti all together with both families
no one was hurt in the accident
and your dad knew how to fix the water pipe problem...
wishing you a wonderful week,

Simply Heart And Home said...


I'm so glad that no one was hurt. The cars can be fixed and all that.
I will say a prayer for you and your family and the burdens on your heart. Rest in that those burdens are on God's heart as well.


crackerjacksMO said...

it's the begining of a new week!! i am sorry you had a rough day. i really dislike it when a bunch of yucky things come down all at once. glad to see you could tell your blogging buddies about it though. have a great week!!

Needled Mom said...

Thankfully, everyone was okay. I am sure that your mind was elsewhere at that moment. It sounds like one of those days where one needs to go back to bed and rise on the other side.

The girls are so cute. They certainly look like they are making wonderful progress considering their early arrival. I know that they told you to expect development based on teir due date and not their birth date.

Hope that your week improves.

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PEA said...

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who has days like that! lol Yes, no one was hurt and it could have been worse but I can understand how you're feeling about that whole day. I've gone through a stop sign before, having my mind on something else but I'm just lucky that there were no other vehicles around. Hopefully this week will go better for you! xox

Nadine said...

I'm glad you're doing okay and didn't get hurt in the accident. Sometimes we have so much on our minds...I know I've had a couple near misses that way. I pray that all will come back to normal for you.

Linda said...

Oh Dawn - I didn't get on the computer yesterday and missed all of this. I am sure it did you a great deal of good to vent. Once we get it out of our systems we can start counting our blessings!
I hope all goes much better today. And I'm so glad noone was hurt in the accident. From a 61 year old to a 60 year old - life can get increasingly interesting as we age. I sometimes think my mind just got up and left!
Have a blessed week Dawn.

Maine Mom said...

I think it's good to post things as they happen because you do get your feelings and emotions mixed in with the facts. Life is not all good and pleasant and it's good for all of us to see the bad side of a day as well as the good. I'm glad nobody was hurt in the accident and I hope your kitchen is back to normal!

Sharon Lynne said...

Oh my! I didn't see this post until now.

I feel so bad--that-that happened to you. Believe has almost happened to me too! I have too much on my mind when I drive.

I'm so glad that no one was hurt. are having a difficult week...with the pipe explosion too!