24 March, 2009

{the good, the bad and the ugly}

Maybe if I start with the good, I won't stay hung up on the bad and ugly.

After a pretty stressful 24 hours, my bff, Jean, shows up this morning with a delightful bouquet of bright, happy daisies...at least I think they're daisies. Thanks Jean! You're the greatest!

Now for the bad:

Yesterday, there was some pretty vicious wind in NE KS. I'm talkin' crazy wind! I heard on the news last night that someone recorded a 92mph wind gust. Really?!

The kids were outside playing and I heard an odd noise. So, being the good mom that I am I went out to investigate. The next 3 pictures is what I find...our fence leaning precariously to the north.

Again, b/c I'm an awesome mom, I send the kids inside and immediately call the hubster. That conversation went a little like this:
Me: "Babe, we're about to loose our fence."
The Hubster: "What?"
Me: "This crazy wind is about to knock our fence over. I think we've got about 10 minutes until it's on the ground."
The Hubster: "....."
Me: "Babe, did you hear me?"
The Hubster: "......"
Me: "Are you there?"
The Hubster: "......"
The next thing I know, he's home! He hung up and raced home...how sweet is that?!
Moving on. When he got home the fence was still standing. So he races upstairs to change his clothes and then begins grabbing tools and boards to prop the fence up. He had to run to the basement to grab a hammer and when he came back outside this is the condition the fence was in...
I had just stood there and watched it happen. Again, really?!
He began working frantically to get the fence propped back up. He was hammering, I was holding...we really are a great team. He had to run in the garage for something and I was left holding the sagging fence...which was quite heavy by the way. Just then, another huge gust of wind blows through and pushes the fence in the opposite direction. I, of course, scream, let go of the fence and watch as it crashes into our yard. Sorry folks, there are no pictures of that as it was instant mayhem.
This last picture show the fence after the Hubs has sawed it apart and has begun to take it apart section by section. Now you can see our ghetto back alley and appreciate the previously standing privacy fence.
My sweet hubby worked on that darn thing all evening and is coming home early this afternoon to set new posts and begin reconstructing the fence. Bless his sweet heart.
Now for the ugly...I told you it was comin'!
I am sick to death of this house! It seems we have had one issue after another here. I am trying to hard to stay positive and trust that God has a plan. Unfortunately, I'm afraid I'm failing at that.
This is the 3rd time something has happened with this blasted fence. The other 2 times huge branches from our neighbors tree has come crashing down through out backyard totally wiping out our fence. Really, you ask. Really!
I have been trying to remember the good things that have taken place in this home, but I'm coming up pretty short. But, I could make a list a mile long of all the crappy things that have happened here. I know it won't do any good, but I so want to make that list and present it to God. He knows everything that we've been through here. He planned for us to experience those things. I know the Hubs and I have grown closer to each other through all these experiences and for that I'm thankful.
But enough already! I'm done!
There you have. The good, the bad and the ugly.
Pray for me!


Candy Graber said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry! You know I'm praying for you, let me know if there is anything else I can do. Love you!

Sara said...

I know you want out of that house sooo badly, but we're so glad you're still here and will miss you terribly when you finally get to move. Love you, dear, and praying for you to find contentment and peace right now!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

At least you and your hubby are a great team. My hubby and I would be yelling and he wouldn't be talking and I'd be trying to read his mind on what I should do to help. At least you know that you guys and work through this together. What a great guy!

I'm so sorry you are having so many issues with your home. I know that it must be incredibly hard to have to deal with all of that when your home should be a place or resting, relaxing, rejuvination, nurturing and joy. I will keep you in my prayers my friend. God's got something up his sleeve for you. Let's just pray it happens soon.