Monday, August 29, 2011
I am going to (finally) have my Tasha Tea Time tomorrow (Tuesday)... God willing and the creek don't rise. How ironic it is that one of the things I admire most about Tasha is her choice of simplicity and I can't find the time to brew tea?
Just as life was getting a little calmer with our "new normal", my husband broke his collar bone and this opened an entire new normality as we had the unexpected trip to the VA Hospital and then unanticipated (but welcome) company when his brother came this weekend to help with our yard... small-ish house but big yard!
Today I had planned to spend an easy morning having coffee with a friend when an early morning cell phone call made it more complicated. Christopher's roommate had to be taken to the ER last night after receiving an injury playing soccer.
He accidentally left his keys in the car of the friend who took him to the hospital so he took Christopher's car this morning to work and school... which left Christopher needing a ride to his work this afternoon after his last class and a ride home from work. Did you get all that?
So... after leaving the house at 9:00 this morning, I didn't arrive back home for good until after 5:00 and that was not in today's plan. Hoping... really, really hoping... for a quiet day tomorrow.
Some have asked if we have our insurance settlement. No, we haven't even received the next phone call in the process. They said they were very far behind and I expect a hurricane was the last thing the insurance companies needed right now. They did okay us to have the repairman come in to fix the gas line so we now have hot water and I can use our clothes dryer.
We are still partly in the dark in some areas, especially the kitchen and are doing without the electronics which need to be replaced. The delay has brought with it added expenses but we know the insurance company is at work. I must admit having a desire now to follow Victoria under the bed when I hear thunder in the distance. ;)
Thankfully, Stephanie and her family came through the hurricane with just two downed trees and a power outage. They had prepared for the worst and had everything they needed to get by. I am SO thankful for their safety.
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 5:38 PM