Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Windshield or Bug?
As I think about our last week, I keep hearing a line from one of my favorite Mary Chapin-Carpenter songs: Sometimes you're the windshield; sometimes you're the bug. We all have those kind of weeks... the ones where we are the BUGS.
This was my beautiful bouquet the very next morning after I received it... Hydrangea -- unrevivable (yes, a made up word). Roses, too. Really sad. Their stems were in the very NECK of the vase. Not too happy with the florist.
Then, there was this. We had a RAT problem. Not mice. Big giant rats. In our attic. Fortunately, they did not seem to be interested in the living areas of our home, but they did like the attic. My Beloved had trapped several, but we were losing the battle. In comes Terminix. This photo is about a third of the nice, white, fluffy insulation they removed to treat and plug all entries.
This is the nasty looking mess of insulation they used to replace ours (all over the floored storage area). I'm not really happy with them or the florist. The Terminix supervisor is coming later today to "clean up" some of the mess and "check" it. I just hope they "extruded" all the rats in a more satisfactory way than they re-insulated our attic. The verdict is still out.
Oh, and there are the two sprinkler heads they broke because they ran the truck off the drive. Arrrrgggghhhhh. And, this ordeal lasted over the course of three days from 9AM-7PM. Give me patience, oh, Lord.
Add that to one of The Old Girls (our rental properties) catching fire (in the refrigerator) after a lightening storm. Good news is that no one was hurt and the fire was contained to the freezer. Oncor is still working on the service to the apartment.
And then, there was my Beloved having a fender bender. Again, blessed that no one was hurt. His Tahoe... another matter. Well, it was a bug kind of week.
My therapy consisted of crazy random crochet... with future plans of a yarn bombing. ;)
That week's over and we're movin' on!! I hope each of you (and we) are the windshields this week!!
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
blessings ~ tanna