Ok, I promise that I tried to post about a month ago but Blogger decided that it hated me for a few days. Just wouldn't let me type in this text box at all. Anyway, I'll add the post that I wrote a month ago soon, but today I just have to vent.
I am not entirely sure what is happening around here, but the you-know-what has hit the fan.
Last week we learned that we have to put thousands of dollars into the house we still own in Iowa. So, that's fun. We have been renting it out and that's what we will continue to do this year. But first, we will spend thousands of dollars on repairs and updates. Which is perfect, because I always wanted to put tons of money into a house that we will never live in again.
BUT, we have the money to do it. We have been blessed with a job that has provided the opportunity to build our savings. We may not be using the money on what we thought we would, or what we wanted to, but we have it. This is nothing more than grace. There was a time when we could barely pay rent on our two bedroom apartment, when we owned one car, and used a calculator in the grocery store so as not to exceed our small budget.
A few days ago, we had to relace our septic pump. Luckily, we got it replaced before there were any yucky ramifications, but I'll tell ya, those babies are not cheap.
Yesterday, Judah broke the windshield in our van. With his HEAD. I don't even know. HOW does one accomplish that?? He was just standing in front of the front seat jumping up and down excitedly telling me something...smacked his head up into the windshield, and suddenly a snowflake appeared. He didn't even cry so he's definitely not hurt. But SERIOUSLY. In all honesty, I believe there must have been a chip there to start with.
Thank you God, for giving my child a hard head.
Today Roman broke the window in his room. With his foot. Don't worry, he's fine.
And also, take me to therapy now.
When I called Joe this morning to tell him about the window, he said "I cannot believe this week".
How many panes of glass can be broken by a small band of brothers over the course of a few days? I don't even want to know the answer. Maybe I'll leave Silas in his crib this afternoon, so as to preserve all the windows that are apparently in danger.
So, in summary, everything is broken. All the boys are miraculously uninjured. And God always makes a way.
Just in case you were wondering what we are up to.