Monday, March 22, 2010

Just amuse yourself while you wait for me to return...

We have had a kind of rough few weeks.  We are all healthy and plodding along, and in the scheme of things its really not that rough.  But its kept me away from blogger, and also the computer in general.

As you can see from my previous post, and anyone who lives in Australia would know, we were hit with a major hail storm around 2 weeks ago.  Well it has taken the insurance co just over 2 weeks to finally give us the verdict and say that the car is not going to be repaired.  We kind of knew that already, but we have been borowing and begging for the past 2 weeks for a car, and now its going to be another 2 weeks before we see any money.  One thing I am greatful though is that we have the opportunity for insurance.

The Tuesday after, my computer died... no warning just died! 
again greatful that we have a friend who is good with computers and was able to save what was on it and change the hard drive, and we are hopefully updating to Windows 7.  Not to mention my parents had an old work computer that I was able to get my mits on.  It does take a whole kettle to boil before it boots up, but hey! its better than nothing!

Then the dentist on Friday... following in typical family tradition my kids have weak teeth.  No cordial in our house, no soft drink and lollies are for special occasions.  Make sure you brush your teeth when you go to bed and get out of bed... and still the 6.5yo in the house needs at least 2 fillings!  Possibly under general anaesthetic!

So I have spent the last few weeks working at every opportunity, trying to save for what is an expensive time for us. 

God has been really faithful to us though, providing in many ways.  I have the opportunity to work, and although I am tired, I have my health and a profession where I can work when ever I can.  My mother has lent us her car from time to time, limiting the moments where we need to hire a car.

But as for softie time, well its still sitting here...

6 comments:

Sally said...

Yuck - that sounds really does sound like an awful fortnight.
Stuff the softie (sorry!) - self preservation sounds like a much more important priority.
Hope you see the up in the cycle soon.

Tas said...

The softie can more than wait, Carolyn. Take care of you and the family for now.

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Hi Carolyn, hopefully your run of bad luck is over. Enjoy time with your family. We (your Followers) will be here when you are ready. As for the softie...next year, make March the month for U.F.O's (Un Finished Objects) ! All the best, Jenny

Nicc79 said...

Don't worrie about the softie and take care!

Ezri47 said...

we'll still be here, hope everything picks up for you soon.

Quilary said...

I hope that some of your troubles are on their way to being sorted out. Even if you don't get back to the softie, I'd just like to thank you for giving us the challenge and the other themes to go on with. You've inspired a lot of people. Thanks