Wondering what I've been up to lately? Here's what happened to my husband on his way to work last Thursday when a teenager ran her stop sign and pulled into oncoming traffic:
By God's grace nobody was injured. However, our 2001 paid off Honda was totaled. We are not have-to-have-a-new-car-every-year type of people. It was in perfect shape and would have run for 10 more years. When we get our insurance check at the end of the week, we will start looking for a replacement. Car shopping is not a favorite activity of mine, to say the least.
Then on Sunday, thanks to the keen ears of my husband, a leak was discovered in the ceiling of our kitchen. He turned off the water to the house and the plumber was called the next morning. After several holes in the ceiling were made, the leaking pipe was discovered. These types of leaks are usually found after more damage is caused, and we feel blessed to not have had a ceiling cave in. The leak was fixed, and after everything dries out for a week, we will have the holes repaired.
Oh, and something else was discovered as well. The toilet was never properly installed after we had our bathroom tiled in 2005, and there was a slow leak of sewer water around it. No wonder that area was always a little stinky! It has to dry out, also for a week, and then the plumber will come back and re-attach the toilet to the floor.
In between these two events the food disposal under our kitchen sink developed a hole and splattered food and water all over the bottom cabinet. No picture of that, though. My handy hubby has already put a new one in it's place.
Unsurprisingly, I've been a little down lately. Last night Justin came home with a pint of Bluebell icecream and these beauties to cheer me up. Isn't that so sweet?
So, I actually have been doing a wee bit of sewing. I put the plum wool jacket aside for now and am making a simple little white top. Hopefully it will be completed this week with pictures taken next weekend. In between car shopping excursions. Ug. Pray for us to find something nice in our price range.