Ruby asked Eden what “encouraging” means. “Encouraging is… if Liberty died, and you were all sad, and someone offered to help and told you it would be okay, that would be encouraging.”
Eden’s sermon notes included “God has chosen the poor as errors…” Oh my. Heirs.
Where does she get this stuff?
I asked a friend to hold Ellie while I took Pierce to the bathroom. When I came back, Ellie had pooped. She missed nearly the entirety of her diaper. My friend, however… she didn’t miss her. Oh. My. Word. Mortifying moment.
The kids hung a U shaped loop of twine string in the tree nearly four years ago. After several months of swinging and getting sore behinds sitting on twine baling string, family visited and their uncle took pity on them and cut a board and restrung it with a board seat. Over the weekend, Charlotte landed in the dirt when the string finally gave in. After a good laugh, Blaine’s comment was, “If that’s what’s going to break next, I’m okay with that!” What’s next? is always the question around here. As it were, many children means many repairs. Imagine that.
Turns out, my suspicion that my 12 passenger van doesn’t fit in parking garages is correct. The attendant had me back out of the entry I’d descended and park in the bus parking. I still haven’t decided if that’s funny or embarrassing. Whatever it is, it’s free. That, I’ll take.
My septic tank has provided a living nightmare of frustrating proportions. After having it pumped, everything was still backing up. A 25 foot metal snake, a garden hose, a whole lot of frustration, one cancelled appointment because I couldn’t leave, somewhere around 12 phone calls to my husband and my father, and one giant gurgling rush when it all broke free, but now I think we’re good. I cannot, however, get that smell off my hands. I wiped Ellie’s nose and, no exaggeration, she frowned at me. I won’t be able to eat finger foods for a week.
Mere moments after I declared the drains properly functioning, the hot water heater’s pilot light was out. The flashing indicator warned of a problem. I re-lit the pilot, and eventually it blinked that all was well. We haven’t had the pilot light have issues in years. Why now?! Tense moments.
If the lawn mower breaks tomorrow when I cut the grass, I’m leaving town until my husband gets home.