Thursday, July 19, 2007
Can I scream now?
Most anyone that knows me, has come to the realization that I do NOT handle stress well. I get very anxious, lose what little patience I *may* have, and cry at the drop of a hat!!! Oh I try to cast my cares to the Lord, but for some reason, leaving them with him is soooo hard for me!!! Anyway, yesterday was another one of those stressful days. I am juggling all kinds of things for this move, trying to keep my kids happy, & all this while trying to remind myself that I need to take small breaks. The morning started out great. I had a good workout while listening to praise music and I felt rejuvenated. Then.....I found out my new mailbox (required for the neighborhood) is costing me almost 400$!!! This better be a mighty fine looking mailbox, is all I have to say. Is it made in gold??? I also spent a large part of my day on the phone with various repair people. When you think about selling your house and moving, all you tend to imagine is the fun part. You don't think about all this other tedious stuff!!!! Anyway, yesterday afternoon, Greg gets home and needs to change cars and leave for out of town. I somehow had forgotten to pick his shirts up at the cleaners so I made a mad dash for those. I got home, he kissed me bye and I proceeded to make some dinner for the kids. Twenty minutes later, he calls me to tell me that his van will not start at the storage facility that he keeps it in. I had to throw the kids in the car ( one was still eating), go by a neighbors to pick up jumper cables and run over to the storage place to help get the car started. Keep in mind that the whole reason for the frantic pace is the fact that he has a huge demo today. This was vital to get the big van started so he could take the equipment up to Memphis!!!! We tried for at least 20 mins and FINALLY it cranked. We hugged and I got back in my car and started to back up so that he could get out. Well that was not a good idea. I hear this loud scraping noise and then a bump and my car will not move. Meanwhile, Greg has jumped out of his car and is yelling at me to stop!!!! Oh my word, I had backed over a curve and my wheel was spinning because we were stuck!!!! In my defense, I have only been to the storage place a few times and this curve is new......they put it there because there was a large dip! I immediately started crying. I couldn't believe that I had done this. The girls were soooo sweet. They were telling me it was ok and that I couldn't have seen it!! I honestly didn't. That is the bad thing about driving such a large car ( I drive a Sequoia)!!!! I tried to get out but it wouldn't budge. A nice man came by and he got out of his van and he and Greg tried to lift me out. It wasn't moving. Greg went and got the owner of the facility and she brought some boards and stuff to try to wedge between the wheel for traction ....NOTHING. Meanwhile, I am sobbing and thinking oh my goodness we are going to have to call a tow truck......$$$$$!!!! WHY NOW? Well the guy that was helping us was sooooo nice. He called a friend who came over with his big truck. They jacked my car up and then he put a rope on the front and pulled me out!!!!!! We were probably out there for a good hour and a half. Poor Greg had to come home and shower and then drive to Memphis at 9pm. I felt horrible!!!! I will say this though....there are still nice people in this world. I don't even know that these men that helped us were Christians. In fact, I feel they probably weren't. However, they gave of their time and energy when I am sure they would have rather been at home on the couch watching some tv!!!! It really made me feel good that there are still decent folks. Of course, I know that they were sent by God and he enabled a way for me to get out of a tricky situation......YET AGAIN!!!! Now I am going to go take a few deep breaths and get back to packing. We move a week from tomorrow!!! It WILL be over soon!!!!