I'll try to keep this as brief as I can. . .
Well, it was a week from hell. . .First my internet was out until last night. I was going absolutely nuts without it. Something about the wiring being effected by the ice that kept the signal from getting to the "box". Finally it was fixed, and then the mountain of email to go through and sort out. But that is the silver lining because there were so many emails from you guys worrying about me and wondering if I was alright. I was overwhelmed by the amount of emails showing such concern and saying such wonderful things. I love you guys!
The second BIG catastrophe was horrendous! I inadvertently left our garage door open all night. It just so happened that it was the coldest night of the year where the temperature dropped to -4F. Well I'm sure you guessed it by now. . .my pipes froze! Jay woke me up around 6:45 AM saying that we didn't have any water. Sure enough not only did the pipes freeze in the garage, they burst! Water flooded through the garage and froze instantly to everything! It was a horrible mess. I was covered in water trying to shut the water off. When I couldn't find the shut off valve, I went out with the guy from the water company and started digging through 7" of snow and 3" of ice trying to find the main water shut off. My jeans and coat froze solid, and when I walked the ice would crack on them. I finally got the water shut off. Long story short, we had to replace the water heater and the water softener. So total bill for my stupidity . . . . .$4,200.00 I was just heartsick. That was such a big hit to our finances.
I then heard the news from a neighbor that our next door neighbor had a heart attack (ETA - She survived it and it will be OK). I had just finished helping her shovel her driveway the day before and she seemed just fine. It just made me feel awful and so weird how things in your life can change in an instant. She had just brought Jay and I over some homemade potato soup with bacon and cheese the other night and I was returning her container with a thank you card when I heard the news. Just really made me sad.
On top of all of that, Jay had a neurologist appointment to discuss going on a new drug with potentially dangerous side effects. I also had to take him to the eye doctor to have tests run on his eyes to make sure he doesn't have a particular problem because the new drug could cause some big problems with his eyesight. So just the anticipation of him being on this new drug causes me some concern and worry. When he takes the first dose, he has to take it in the neurologist's office and be observed for 6 hours to make sure his heart rate doesn't drop too low from the drug.
So, it has been a stressful, emotional roller coaster week for me. But it was nice to know that so many of you worried about me and were keeping me in thoughts and prayers without even knowing what was happening. You guys are amazing. I even heard from some whom I have never heard of before who follow my blog but have never left a comment! Thanks to all of you. It's nice to know I have so many out there that care about me.
As far as the post, I'm going to wait till next Wednesday to post. I've got the blog candy prize pack to offer up and some fun stuff to show, so I'll just make it a colossal post then. Hope that is OK.
Again, thanks to all of you out there who sent me emails of concern. You don't know what it meant to me.
See you guys on Wednesday. . .God willing :P
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."