Friday, August 22, 2008

When the Man is Away...

Well, I don't think there were any mice playing yesterday, but it sure seemed like everything went awry.

1. I went to church to work on a skit for Sunday and things seemed to be going just fine until I got ready to leave. I buckled up the kids and started to back out of my parking space only to discover that I could only go straight. The steering wheel went round and round but the wheels stayed put. I was spinning my wheels...

Thanks to a good friend, I made it home and the car got to stay at church. It's a very spiritual car, so I'm sure it didn't mind.

2. When I arrived home (in my friend's van), I noticed a large green canvas item on my roof. Yup, the patio umbrella was the first victim of the strong winds. I wondered if I should try to man-up and climb onto the roof to get it down. But, instead I decided to just leave it up there. And lo and behold, after a little while it blew right back down again. Never mind the fact that a few pieces of it were broken (at least they weren't my bones!)

3. The kids started to watch "The Parent Trap," an all-time favorite of mine, and the tape got eaten by the VCR. I stood in the living room with black ribbon in my hands wondering what the VCR had against Haley Mills. I mean really, what did she ever do to the VCR? She's adorable!

4. I put the garbage cans out last night for the early morning pick up. After breakfast this morning I realized that they were the second victims of the wind. Our garbage was strewn all over the street and into the neighbor's yard across the street. So, I picked up all the cheese cracker boxes, granola bar wrappers, slimy banana peels and coffee grounds that I could manage. And prayed for stray hungry dogs, birds, rabbits...to eat up the remaining nasty chunks. Ewww.

You'll be happy to know that the man is home again. Who would have ever thought that one night away from home could wreak such havoc?

4 comments:

Tiffany Stuart said...

Wow, what a whirlwind! More adventures happening your way. Hope today is less windy.

Have a great weekend.
Love from Colorado Springs,
Tiffany

The Olson's: said...

I'm sorry - I'm chuckling at your expense! But thank you - I needed it!
~ Leanne

Edie said...

I love your "come what may" heart in these adventures. :D

Kathy S. said...

I so get that!! My washing machine flooded the basement when he wasn't home, the roof leaked when he wasn't home.

I loved your humor, especially the Christian van:)

When you get a chance come visit me, I tagged you!!