What a short, long 2 days. I’m still in a down cycle and slept until 2 pm yesterday then until about 10:30 this morning. The only saving grace is that it is so nasty outside that I am kinda afraid to go out. Everybody seems to have the post holiday crud and I don’t think that I want to get involved with that so I have been doing laundry, picking up, getting firewood and anything else that you can squeeze into a couple of hours. I finally had to make a trip to WalMart today because I haven’t I been out of the house since we went to see Bernard and Susie on New Years Eve and I was going bonkers. AAARGGGGGG, the worst thing was that I had to use William’s car because the truck is still at the shop from last Thursday. I can’t wait to get the bill for that one. Those of you that have older vehicles know the drill. You take it in for an innocent oil change and tire rotation, well I have a conscientious mechanic who checks everything because he has the identical vehicle. Turns out I had a leak in one of the fuel injector gaskets and as long as you are pulling the manifold you might as well do them all! Next, 2 of the manifold bolts were frozen and had to be drilled out – then to finish the deal, after they got it together they found a leak in the water pump seal. Well you have to replace that but you have to take most of the front end off. So your innocent preventative $35, 30 minute oil change turns into a $2,600 five day adventure. God has a plan, His will be done.
So tonight I made some bean soup, sat and watched Kat do another epoxy pour and enjoyed the warmth of the fire. I told Kat that I am as much fun as a turd in a punch bowl, but I know that is going to change soon. One day at a time and God is in control, so I am going to hit the sack and do what I supposed to.
LESSON OF THE DAY – “We take our relationship with God to a deeper level as we learn to live with our vulnerabilities what ever they may be…. You can throw up your hands in despair from the word go and be overwhelmed. ‘What can I do?’ Or you can recognize that, no matter how difficult your challenge, help will come from somewhere and do your darndest.” E. Glenn Hinson A Miracle of Grace (362, 363)