Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday All Week

Fun times at our house this week.

I'm waiting for the washing machine repairman to come. There's nothing that strikes dread in the heart of a woman like the clunk the washer makes when it quits. I hope it's just a belt. They assured me this morning that I am 3rd on the afternoon route today. Because silly me: I waited all afternoon yesterday for the repairman; who knew that when he told me on Monday, "tomorrow afternoon", he really meant Wednesday afternoon?!

And the washer broke Monday shortly after the propane guy left. That morning's delivery of propane (so we can have heat when it actually gets cold enough!) resulted in the discovery that we have a leak in the line leading from the tank to the house. The line that is 50 feet long and is underground and runs under two sidewalks. My man will be doing some serious digging. But not until the washing machine is fixed and I can wash the clothes he dirties!

And not tomorrow or Friday, either. I just stocked up on Gatorade and made Jell-O for his clear liquid diet tomorrow as he preps for a (hopefully!) routine colonoscopy Friday morning.



Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)

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7 comments:

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Craziness always seems to come in crowds, doesn't it?!?

You sound peaceful though, and that is AMAZING...because I'm afraid I would sound totally annoyed.

Hope it all gets fixed quickly and cheaply.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Just keep repeating to yourself, "Refiner's fire, Refiner's fire..."

Xandra

A Stone Gatherer said...

Now that's a bummer of a day! Hope the man arrived! Sorry about the leak and your poor hubbys colonoscopy! I've had them - no fun!

Tiffany said...

I'm sorry about this yukky stuff, especially all at once. I hope tomorrow is better: the washer is cheap to fix, the line is broken in an easy to access spot -- and most of all, that your hubby's colonoscopy comes out all clear!

Cathy Davis said...

Good times....

Linda Vujnov said...

I love when the repair folk tell you that they will be there between 8 and 3. As if you have no other plans than to sit and wait for them to arrive.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

It's kina like a comdey of errors, you know? But you're hanging in there. You're a strong woman, Lid.