Life around here has been hectic. On Tuesday, we had a big plumbing problem and I do mean BIG. The sewer backed up and oh, what a mess. I called our regular plumbing company and the dispatcher was to call me back. Two hours later, I called her and she said that she wasn't sure that she would be able to send anyone that day. (Thanks for letting me know.)
So, I called another plumbing company and they said they could have someone here in half an hour. Yay! The plumber came and we had to dig up the flower bed at the side of the house because that is where the access is to the pipe that runs from our house to the street. I doubt if my strawberries survived.
The plumber worked diligently and was just finishing up when the phone rang. It was the first plumbing company saying they were sending someone out to fix the problem. I told her that I had called someone else and was sorry, but the problem was under control. I couldn't believe my ears when she said, very sarcastically, "Thanks for calling and letting us know."
Well, that plumber can forget ever doing work for us again. Yes, I admit I should have called her and told her, but did she call me and let me know that she didn't think she would be able to dispatch anyone that day? I bit my tongue and wished her a Merry Christmas and hung up the phone. Too bad that company lost my business. The man who fixed the problem was polite and courteous and that counts with me.
The plumber was just leaving and it was nearing time to take the boys to the farm. I jumped in the car and went and got them. We took the toboggan and they had a great time because the snow had a little coating of ice on it and they flew down the hill like lightning.
Yesterday (Wednesday) was one of those days when everything that could, went wrong. I had planned on doing a lot of Christmas decorating and, of course, it didn't get done.
This morning I was to meet my daughter where my youngest grandson goes for his motor skills therapy. They are teaching him to type with a special program and he has to go once a month to be tested. I was to be there at 9:45. Since I haven't been sleeping well, I had asked my daughter to call early this morning to be sure I was up. She forgot until 8:30 and I had about a half hour to get showered, dressed and be there. I did get a good night's rest, but had to skip the shower and get their pronto. My daughter and her husband had an 11:00 funeral to attend and Jordan's lesson takes an hour. We did make it and he is now safely in school.
I guess now you can see that I've been running myself ragged and getting nothing done that I really should be getting done. With the Florida trip looming, it seems there is extra to do this year. Why oh why did I let hubby talk me into leaving just after Christmas?
Anyway, it will all be fine. Life will slow down, I hope and I will still get all of my Christmas things taken care of.
Laurel at Laurel Wreath's Reflections is once again hosting Thankful Thursday. If you would like to participate, just click the link for more information.
This week I am thankful for:
1. Having the plumbing fixed and being able to run water and use the facilities without the worry of any mess. I am also grateful for a polite and courteous plumber who gave us high quality service.
2. The snow so that my grandsons could enjoy a bit of tobogganing. They didn't get to go last year, as snow was scarce here last winter.
3. For a husband who helps out whenever he can and goes above and beyond to make things easier. He can cook a meal, do dishes and take care of most household chores if for some reason I don't have time.
4. For an opportunity to share things with all of my blogging friends and visit them to share their lives as well.
5. For the Power of Prayer and for Jesus, who washed us clean with His blood and allowed us to have eternal life.