So many things going on in the last week or so. To start it off we ran out of propane on Friday, early am. Our meter still read 45% but apparently you need to ‘bang the top a few times’ and the true reading will come out. Ughhhh, when it drops to zero, that’s not a good time to find out that little trick. Also, it happened to be 2 weeks past when our ‘locked in’ pricing expired….lovely. However, our propane company was able to work with us to get the price where we needed it to be and get it to us on Friday, so we didn’t have to go the weekend without propane. Thank you, Ferrellgas! We appreciate you!
Then Saturday morning, we went to pick up a ‘new to us’ tv from my dad’s boss/friend. Ours is on it’s last leg, we’re thinking, so the opportunity to get a new one for free was perfect timing. It’s nicer than the one we have too! Got to love awesome free stuff! Later in the day, we hosted a ‘baby party’ for our friends. They are due to have a little boy June 1st (but it probably won’t be that long). Can’t wait! It was supposed to be a BBQ/bonfire, but the weather was terrible so we BBQed out of the garage and cancelled the bonfire. The weather didn’t cooperate, but it was a good time. We met some new people and got to also spend time with some family, so all in all it was a good day.
Sunday afternoon, my hubby and dad went and picked up a ‘new to us’ stove/oven. We thought ours was leaking propane (which now we think was just because we were running out of propane) so it had been shut off since about last Wednesday. It is really old and was starting to burn the bottom of my pans and it burnt the bottom of things in the oven while the top wasn’t done. Even when we figured it wasn’t leaking propane, it was still time for a new one. We got a good deal on a pretty good newer one, so that worked out nicely. We finally (after much work by my hubby) got it in and hooked up last night. YAY!!!! So nice to have a stove again. You don’t realize how much you use them until you don’t have one. Thanks to my hubby and dad for their work in getting it here and hooked up!
We have been going back and forth about buying another car, for my hubby to drive to work. He used to have a work truck, but it’s falling apart so they took it off the road. We weren’t sure if he was going to get another one or not, so we’ve been holding off on buying a car since we are trying to get rid of bills. We finally decided to take the plunge. We weren’t happy about having to acquire more debt, but what do you do? He has to get to work somehow and gas prices are horrendous. So, yesterday, we went and picked up his ‘new to us’ car. Hopefully, it worked good for him on his way to work today….I’ll have to find out later. A huge thanks to Loose Motor Sales, Inc. of Gladwin for the new car! It was a quick, awesome deal and we loved working with you! Hope to do more business with you in the future!
As you can see…..things have been extremely busy around here. I also have some kids here 3-4 days a week and my two oldest girls have softball practice 4 out of 5 nights. I am so thankful that I am able to stay home or my house would be a wreck! In the midst of all this chaos, it is relatively calm around here, and for that, I am thankful. It really pays to be as simple as possible and have room to breathe, even when it seems like things are crazy. Thank you to all of those who have helped in any way in the last week, we appreciate it!
One more thing, our friend, who we had the baby shower for on Saturday is a lifelong diabetic. He is 32 and has been on dialysis for 3-4 years 3x/week. We got a call on Monday that he was heading to Ann Arbor to get a pancreas/kidney transplant. Last we heard, his ultrasound showed that the new organs are working well and he is doing good! Thanks to God for working this out, and we pray that everything continues to go well. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to the donor’s family. We may never know who you are or what the circumstances were, but we are thankful that you chose to save our friend in your tragedy! This will enable him to be there for his future son and be involved in his life. It’s amazing how things always seem to fall into place when they need to…..I know it’s part of God’s plan for us, but it’s still amazing how it works out for us when we trust him to do the best thing for us.
Anything fun or crazy happening in your life? Share it with me, I’d love to hear from you!