Monday January 22, 2007

This week is totally nuts!   It all started Saturday evening.  Dani and I were working at our normal Saturday evening stuff, getting ready for the Lord’s Day by making potluck dishes to share.   The dishes were being done, the last couple of loads of laundry were being done.  I was cleaning the master bath.  Both boys were in the shower.  Copper had been home less than 30 minutes.  Then it happened.  A toilet backed up.  Then, as that one was being cleared, water started overflowing out of another toilet (that had not even been used!!)  We soaked eight big bath towels cleaning that up!  Then the third toilet started “bubbling”.  uh-oh.  Our septic system was not working.

I’ll not bore you, or gross you out, with the details.  Suffice it to say that we were not able to go to church yesterday, and we were very thankful to find at least one man who owns his own pumping truck and was willing to help us out on a Sunday (for 50% over his regular fee, I might add!).  Today, Copper needs to uncover two more of our dry wells (he’s already found and dug one of them), and then needs to purchase some very expensive, very caustic chemicals, to try to open up our dry wells.  If the chemicals fail, we will have to have our dry well field re-dug!  We’re praying the chemicals work!  I’m also very thankful that this happened not only late enough in the evening Saturday that my husband was home, but that it also happened this week instead of the week he and I were gone.  God is so good to us.

Today is also the only day that Copper and I have to do some birthday shopping for our youngest child, who will be eight years old tomorrow.  I don’t know how it slipped up on us, must have been all that birthday celebrating we did for my birthday! Anyway, it’s today or never.  Tonight we will be enjoying the privilege of babysitting all three grandbabies!

Tuesday is the boy’s eighth birthday.  I am still so very thankful to the Lord for giving us a fine healthy boy so late in life.  One of these days I’ll have to share with you the circumstances concerning his birth….God is sovereign and His will is always done, no matter what the doctors might say.  I’ll need to spend some time during the day Tuesday to get my house in order to last the remainder of the week.  In the evening our extended family will be over to help him celebrate.

Wednesday is Copper’s pre-op appointment for the lithotripsy surgery.  Blood work.  A visit with the urologist.  A visit with the surgery scheduling clerk.  A lot of time away from home.

Thursday, since the rest of the week is such a whirlwind, I think we’ll all go with Dani to visit the Great Grandmas in the nursing home.  I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Copper’s younger grandmother, the one that is a mere 101, is now in the same nursing home as his 103 year old grandma.  The younger grandma is there rehabilitating after breaking her hip earlier this month.  I’ve not been to visit either of them in quite awhile, so we’ll plan on that.

Friday is Copper’s long-awaited lithotripsy.  Please pray that the procedure will be suceessful in breaking up the larger kidney stones so that they can be eliminated naturally from his body.  We will not know what time the surgery is scheduled for until late in the day Thursday.  I understand the hospital’s need to leave less critical surgeries off of the schedule until the very last minute, but it means that we really cannot plan for anything on Friday.

Copper is planning on working Saturday, but I’m not overplanning that day, either, just in case.  In any event, after a crazy week, Saturday will be full with catching up on laundry, etc., around the house.

I did promise Morgan, though, that I’d share some specific things this week.  However, I noticed as I finished the work I was doing on my side bar last week, that I already had covered most of what, I think, she (and others) have asked me about in recent comments.  So, if you’ll bear with me this week, I’ll be sharing  some “Vintage Copper’s Wife” posts with you all…..(vintage sounds so lovely, so much better
than re-runs!).   Morgan, please let me know at the end of the week if there is something more you’d like to know.  I would be happy to answer any further questions that you, or any other newer homeschooling moms, might have.

(Please note that I have, I think, placed all (or most) of the old posts into archive files by month.  The drop down menu boxes are in the left side bar.  I have not had the time to check all of the links, so please let me know if any of them are incorrect or broken. )

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27

Remember to pray for Karen!

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4 comments to Monday January 22, 2007

  • Wow!  What a week!

    I hope your septic problems are now “down the drain.”:lol:

    I know, not that funny.  Happy birthday to your little one!

  • Oh my, you do have a crazy week!  Please know that your dear husband will definitely be in my prayers.  Take care.  Love, Susan P.

  • Ug we’re having septic trouble too! We’ve lived here for soon to be 3 years now (the l;ongest hubby and I have lived ANYWHERE) anyway after 2 years we had to have the system pumped. No big deal, we shouldn’t have to worry about it for years now. Well 6 months later it needed pumping again. Then in 3 months, then in 2 weeks! Then we finally had to admit we need a new system :(. However we only own half the property, the town owns half the land our systemn is on and apparently they are not too interested in letting us dig it up!! Putting STRICT limits on water use we have been able to keep using the system but it sure would be great to get the thing fixed already!!! 😡