Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Bit Out of Sorts

I have so many little stories and cute pictures to share that hopefully will be posted sometime later this week - little things that have come from our insanity over the past few days. For those of you who don't read our myriad of other blogs, our plumbing decided to fail early Saturday afternoon. We discovered a new tidbit about our current town of residence...Monticello plumbers do not answer their phones, return calls, or work on weekends. In fact, the on-call public works employee who came to make sure our problem wasn't on the city side of things said they won't even return his calls! Wow! Anyway, so Saturday afternoon we loaded up and headed to church to hang out. Later a couple of men from church came over to see if they could fix the problem, but their clog-removal efforts did no good. Finally on Monday morning we got ahold of a plumber and discovered why the clog-removal efforst failed. The pipe is broken! So, the next step was for the plumber to wait for the water main and gas line to be marked so he could work on the repair. Which brings us up to 10:00 on Tuesday night with absolutely no further progress made on the repairs. For the first couple of days we pretty much got everyone up and headed straight for the church for our morning relief and stayed there until the last potty trip for each evening. The plumber told us yesterday that we could go ahead and use the system and let it drain into the yard. So, we went back to washing clothes and dishes, and taking baths and showers here at home. But, since our yard slants down toward the house and our mosquitos are already horrid (Olivia's legs were covered with at least a dozen bites each over the weekend), we really don't want to add much more than soapy water to our yard right now. So, we are still spending the bulk of our days at church, although this morning we waited until after breakfast to leave and came on home at the end of Doug's work day for supper.

Like I said, camping out at church has been an adventure with many cute stories and pictures. The girls have had plenty of time to work on their elaborate Valentine cards for family members, and I have had a breakthrough on a photomosaic puzzle I've been trying to complete for five or six years! Hopefully, though, we'll be able to resume normalcy very soon. And when we do, I'll get the pictures uploaded and shared...

2 comments:

Ruthanne said...

Oh, Ann! What a mess. You're having such a postive attitude about it! I'm not sure I could be so positive if I was in your place.

Choate Family said...

Don't you love the ways the Lord gets us out of our comfort zone?!? Praying for you, sweet sister.