Sunday, December 14, 2008

A dish of humble pie

The house is further along than this picture, but I forgot my camera all week and then when I remembered it, the batteries were dead. And that's just about how the last two weeks have gone. I've been trying SO HARD to make everything work, but Murphy's Law keeps interfering. Anyhow, the good news is that the last window was installed just as the flakes started falling on Friday and we are more or less dried in. Now if the Tyvek will just stay on. Jeff spent all day Saturday securing the part that blew off during the storm Friday night. 3000 staples later, it better not budge. However, I'm not sure if it's waterproof anymore either. The plumber finished his rough plumbing on Thursday and the electrician arrives tomorrow - if he can make it up the hill through the snow drifts.

Jared reached a new record for destruction this week. He climbed a shelf and grabbed Trevor's hunting knife. He then proceeded to attack the LCD screen of our TV. He's still alive. Okay, that's an exaggeration, I didn't hurt him, I didn't even spank. I felt like it though. It was all I could do to quietly take the knife and walk away until I calmed down. But between him and issues with our house-building project, I nearly went over the edge. Thankfully, Jeff pulled me back and I'm more or less dealing with things in a positive way again. However, if any of you want a toddler for a week, or a month (heck, we could even try two), give me a call. And please, tell him in a decade or so that he needs to buy us a new TV. But in the mean time, no more sword-fighting shows for that kid.

I really appreciate the calls, prayers, and support from those of you who helped me through the challenges of the last two weeks. I thought I could manage everything on my own, and each day was a new helping of humble pie. I'm sure it was good for me - like liver, and bananas - but I don't like them either. Ah well, what doesn' t kill me will make me stronger, right? I'll post more pics tomorrow. Trevor turns 15.


Diane said...

We'll trade Jared for Sparky!

Beverly said...

Jen, I wish I had known what you were dealing with, but I was having my own mini breakdown. Fortunately for me it is medication caused and so will wear off. Thank goodness for dear husbands who love us enough to help carry our burdens and see us through. Do you have insurance on large items attacked by small critters? We have been wondering about your new home as we watch the snowflakes over Moscow in the daily weather report. We love you and keep you in our prayers. Mom S.

Rachel said...

You are so much stronger than I am. There would definately have been some yelling, a spanking and a time out involved. You really are super women.

Beasleys said...

Ah Jen...its just a know the thing we use to keep the REST of the kids entertained! Its good to hear others have to take part of the humble pie! Sometimes I feel like I'm getting the whole darn thing!!