Monday, March 2, 2009

Did I break a mirror? or a Black Cat walk in front of me?...

I have never been one to be superstitious but, my word, what all can one person take!!!

First Ryan's radiator gives out
Then Ryan's hours get cut in half
that was a week ago...things go OK, then Friday 2/27 Ryan is changing out his radiator...all goes well, no problems. While he is doing that I make Mac and cheese, Ashley goes to the bathroom. I run in to use the toilet and don't look and sit and the toilet is at the brim! Plunger is not working...Ryan grabs a snake for the toilet and that doesn't work...We tell the kids not to use the toilet, I give the girls mac and cheese in the kitchen While I hold a light for Ryan to put Radiator fluid in his car...I come in The girls are done eating and have decided to wash their hands. Ashley flips over the side of the chair and lands on her face...Her cheek swelled a little and put ice and it was ok...I left to go to Wal-mart to get something to put in toilet and to get a GOOD plunger and find what I need, Hope to run into someone from work so I could get Scotty's number, he is our plumber and he was going to buy a rotor rooter so I was going to get his # incase we ended up needing one. Don't run into anyone (which is entirely unusual as I see EVERYONE at Walmart and never miss someone from work!) until I am leaving. I saw our purchasing Mgr and he did not have it nor did the site superindendent (he does the job sites doesn't work much with Scotty) out of 70 guys in the plant and 4 in the office and abou 80% of those call the Group Leaders (Scotty is one) when they are not oging to be there and I get the 2 who don't call him! Get home, get that fixed...get Ameera ready for bed and she fell off the bed. Ameera coughed all night long and even until she threw up. I took her to after hours care at her dr office on Sat and was told her lungs sound Juicy...so they call in med for that, she sounds better...we get home and start getting ready for Conference. Need to grab some church clothes for Saturday session. Ashley calls to daddy "Hide I am counting" He tries to slide into the side of the closet and grabbed the bar holding the clothes and it fell out of the wall and now had to be replaced. we have our clothes piled on the bed until we get this fixed...Ryan plans to do this tomorrow. We go to conference and all was well. Sunday we were getting ready...Plan was to leave at 8:30, Watch the Stake Conference which is being broadcast from SLC. So we were going to watch in McKinney. Well we got a late start...Headed out at 8:50 we get on at Washington Street and before we get to the McDonald's Exit in Durant (less than a mile) we had a flat...by the time we got the changed and the spare did not look that good, we decided to run home and switch into my uncle's van which we were borrowing since Ryan's car had the Radiator problem and we were going to return it to day...so we take it to Dallas but since we are running so late (it is 9:45 by now and conference starts at 10) we decide to watch here and leave when the Closing song starts. We set down...they are having technical difficulties...we catch bits and pieces...My Sis and her dh decided to go to Sherman to watch they could at least watch the last half...we decided to follow since that is the direction we are going. We get there in time for the last talk which was the last hour. It was really good. I called my mom afterwards to see if they ever got conference...they did not get picture but they got audio in time for the last hour so they didn't hear anymore than we saw...so we head out...(almost forgot we had to get our GPS back from my sister who had borrowed our when they left in in the car that in the shop). They loaned one to the elders and were pretty sure it was ours so they got it from them prior to going to Sherman...We head out and get the GPS out and search our fav locations for Dean's address we have saved...It is not there...In fact, we have Christa's GPS. So we call Christa...it takes 3 calls to get an answer. Finally get her and get the address out of Our GPS. So we got down there and all was fun. This morning we get up and I go to take the van..>Drive to mom's to drop off Ashley and it seems to be dragging. my spare is going flat...so we air it up...I go to work, have PSO lunch meeting in which only 5 showed up. then back to work. Pick up the girls and Ryan. Have my cell under my right knee. We get back into town before 6 and go to get my tire changed. Ryan walks across the stree to O'Riely's with the girls and I go in to pay, leaving my driver window down and my phone either in my seat or in the cup holder. I pay with my back turned about 3 mintues. come out my tire is changed I pull out to go across the street and go to pull out my phone to tell Ryan I am there and can't find my phone...thinking it just fell down We leave, I drop Ryan and the girls at Wal-mart while I run to pay car payment and Lowes and home to see if I can find my phone...I have tore apart the van and still have not found it...went thru my purse and computer bag and could not find it, went thru Ryan's stuff and still nothing. My phone was not dead but had just got to the last bar and had not had time to actually die...never beeped I tried to call it numerous times and it goes straight to Vm...It is not in my car...So either my brain does not work and I took it in with me to the tire place and left it, or it fell out as I got out of my car or someone took it out of my car and since there were only 2 guys out there and they were working ont he front Driver tire by the open window...they could have easily taken it. Come home, go to suspend it until I find it and see my phone does not have insurance which I know I signed up for when I set up the acct but that is a whole other story with the phones...I have the paperwork showing where I signed up for both phones to have insurance...They got my # fixed (i was keeping current # under my dad's plan on mine and that was after talking to 3 different people and being told YES you can do that if he releases it...) well after they got it straightened out and put that # on my acct they deleted the insurance I did not know that till tonight. So I call they got the set up and I will be charged $5 per month for the last 5 months to have the insurance but it is worth it...I had the suspend my phone and will call the insurance tomorrow after I have had time to check to make sure it is not sitting on casteel's service desk...

I kept thinking all day if I have happy thoughts and be happy and cheerful and don't let everything that happened this weekend get me down then stuff would get better then my phone dissappeared...Not to mention the email I got as school got out that Ashley's eye is red, puffy and oozing so possible pink eye...She has an appt tomorrow at 9:15 to see if it is...So one more thing...

So Black cat, Broken Mirror, Walk under a ladder, What? I have no idea...Ready for it all to get better though!

3 comments:

Karies place said...

Oh MY!! What a day!

Carissa Mason said...

Hang in there, woman. It's days like this that I can't help but look up and go, "Why? Why do you hate me?" And then, I find something to laugh at myself about and hope He's laughing, too.

Jess said...

What crazy times you are having over there..... try to remember the story of the smithy and the forge.... THe Savior is the SMithy.. and you are his creation being shaped by the heat..... ( I so know I butchered this story but hopefully you get the point..) =)

HE is aware of your struggles.. before they happen even... and its all about how you approach each one... is there a lesson... do you spin it positive.... how do you react.... what is the gauge of your heart when going thru this stuff....

Hugs and prayers your way...