As Bette Davis said in the movie classic "All About Eve," " Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night!"  Well, it isn’t night but I believe you get the picture.
The Girl left her job on good terms with all in the office.  Quite plainly, she told an untruth about not having childcare.  I do not condone this but it has to be on her conscience, not mine.  Thank you so much for all your well thought out suggestions. 
The same day The Girl left her position (yesterday), The Boy crashed my car.  He is fine.  Thank you, God!  My car is not.  He was going, at most, 30 MPH and rear ended a pick up truck.  The truck driver saw that he had no damage and took off.  Not a mature thing to do.  Probably didn’t have a license or maybe was uninsured.  This all happened in rush hour traffic on a highway.  The Boy called us and we rushed  to the scene to make sure he was safe.  He was.  Now the fun begins.
You see, The Boy was not where he was supposed to be.   Himself checked the odometer before our ds left the house and let him know he would be checking it when he got home.  (The Boy has been using my car for cruising and that had to stop.)  Well, all it took was a call from a friend asking to get a ride and my son changed direction.  Then the crash. 
The Boy slept for thirteen hours straight when we got home.  He says he is still in shock and doesn’t know what happened.  I think I can fill in the missing moment:  loud music, friend in car, cell phone (possibly).
Now Himself and I have to come up with a fit punishment for his disobedience, not the crashed car.  He was already grounded this weekend for breaking curfew.  This is going to be a tough one.  Our instruction manual on raising teenagers must have gotten lost in the mail.
The nor’easter had our sump pump working full-time but we still got water in the basement.  The dehumidifier and fan are taking the dampness out but it is still producing that, "Can you say ewww?!?" smell.  As we are experienced with this from having a leak in the basement, we know the smell will dissipate.  It is the waiting that is so gnarly. 
Through all this I can still say with conviction that my God is an awesome God.  When I feel I can not go on, He takes over.  His shoulder is wide and always available for me to rest my head upon.  The trick is to let go of trying to control situations and let God guide me.  It is a hard thing to do.  However, pride, the root of all that is bad in this world, must be shoved aside so that God can do His perfect work in me.
I hope that all of you rode out the storms that raged across much of the North America last weekend and are safe.  Be well, gail
Will whoever has an RSS feed and has looked at practically every entry I have made for the last several months and looked at all of my photo albums please make yourself known?  Either I have a stalker or an admirer and I would really appreciate finding out which you are.  g

10 responses to “Updates

  1. Good luck figuring out the punishment.  That is SO hard.  I wish kids DID come with manuals.  It’s so hard to know how much is enough but not too much.
    Glad you made it thru the storm – even if your basement still has a funk to it!
    Maybe now’s a good time to get a stuffy nose.  ;0)

  2. Well i’m 5’7” and 1/2. I’m going to have two majors though, that would be start like you said if one doesn’t work out you have one to fall back on.
    Well talk to you soon

  3. The Girl must be really feeling a sense of relief.  I know I will when I leave my current position.  There is absolutely no backup.  Maybe I’ll go into on my blog.  I"m just waiting to hear the good news then nothing else will matter.  Because He has bigger and better plans for me!  Just wanted to stop by and say hi.  Now I think I will sleep for 13 hours straight….like the Boy.  Have a great weekend! 

  4. oh no G!  Not your awesome scion!  Sounds like you and himself are allied on this which is a wonderful thing (breaking curfew – did that have anything to do with the 11:30 vs 11:55 thing?)
    And I blush at your comments about my singing – we both know I had a respiratory infection and was coughing!!!  LOLOLOLOL!!  Your church is AWESOME — and the Cafe rocked! 
    The best?  The ham.  Hee hee hee heeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  Gotta get me some!!  Wonder if they sell it on the net?
    Ok, also gotta finish my computer room and get a new computer — this one is driving me crazy!
    Take me home, country roads, to the place I belong — West Virginia !!!
    Blessed Lord’s Day to you and your family — oh, and AWESOME about the girl!!!  Wise decision on her part to leave, it just wasn’t worth it.  The Lord will bless her with something better, she just needed to go through this whole experience first.
    Love you !!!

  5. Hi Gail, thank God your son is okay!  He must be suffering inside but a punishment is still in order.  Raising kids is not easy!  It’s such a pity that your daughter had to leave her job. However, I firmly believe that God is in complete control and He knows what is best for each and everyone of us.  I pray that another door will open very soon for her.
    I do hope the smell is dissipating in your basement.  I guess my brother’s must have the same funky smell but they have taken off to the Caribbean so hopefully it will be gone by the time they return.  Stay strong and keep trusting in Him………..I am trying to take the same advice myself:)

  6. Hi Gail,
    Sorry I haven’t been by in awhile.  The weather here has been beautiful and it’s making it hard for me to want to sit still for any extended periods of time in the house!
    Ugh!  Sorry about your car.  Kids!  What can you do with them? 
    I’m glad to hear your daughter got out of a bad situation.  I hope she can find a good one soon.
    I also hope your basement dries up, that stinks, literally! 🙂
    Take care,

  7. Hi Gail,
    I wanted to stop by and see how you are doing, while I had a minute and say Hello.
    Sounds as though you have had your share of trials and tribulations lately, hope things get word out for the better. I still hold you and your family in my prayers.
    May God bless you greatly!

  8. LOL G ~
    First, I’m not your stalker or admirer who RSS’d everything about you.
    I get that often… it is somewhat disconcerting. However, there is nothing you can do about it as your space is public domain. The spaces team suggests NEVER ever put anything sensitive on here… there are many weirdos out there and most are on my friends list I’m sure of it…
    It comes with the territory.
    Love, Lori
    Off to next blog entry… gee. I didn’t realize I hadn’t visited you in so long. Sorry!

  9. Wow… so much more stuff to read….
    So much drama… sorry about the car… kids…
    and sorry about the smell. I’m having a bad smell problem at my place too, and cannot WIN. my bad smell is bad milk that I CHOSE to ignore too long… URGH…

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