“…there is something holy, something divine hidden in the most ordinary situations, and it is up to each one of you to discover it.” St. Josemaria Escriva, Passionately Loving the World
Hello! I hope this weekend is off to a lovely, restful start for you all. Last week there were some new bloggers linking up! How fun! I’m going to try each week to link back to one or two from the previous week to spread the love. Here’s Becca’s post and her sweet babes, and Ann-Marie shared precious moments with her girls. Please do link up with us, and share with your friends! Sharing these ordinary moments and thoughts from the heart really do help us encourage each other as women, wives, and mothers. <3
Soooo…my week has been, as you guessed, INSANE. Monday was technically no school, but I educated my crew anyway. All our insane days and weeks have us falling a bit behind in areas I hate being behind–like math. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not pushing for mathematical geniuses, but I do know they need frequent exposure and practice to keep their skills in working order. And I think we all know as adults that math really *is* helpful, as much as we may hate to admit it. My 10-yr old is still unconvinced she needs to know anything beyond her current skill set, but we plug on and keep crunching numbers and concepts. Sometimes I think about my poor Dad, and all he endured when he was checking my math homework and helping me out…Thanks, Dad, you’re a hero. When do you want to tutor your granddaughter? ;)Tuesday and Wednesday rolled along fairly well, I think…and then Thursday hit. Boy, did that 4:55 am wake-up give new perspective and appreciation for functioning pipes, plumbers who are amazing, and neighbors who let us use their bathrooms. All of a sudden, Fence and I woke up in a stupor to hear a loud “shhhhwiiiish” sound, and for a split second I thought one of the kids was up washing hands…but this was louder, more forceful, and definitely NOT just water gushing from a faucet turned on too high. This was a valve that BURST off the toilet hose and pipe connecting to the pipes in the wall. Gallons of water were spraying all over the bathroom.
The plumber came by 9am and was done fixing the problem and turned our water back on by 9:45am. So thankful. I mean…you have no idea. We have kids who use the bathroom all.the.time. To have no use of the toilets right away in the morning? Not so wonderful.
I’m hoping the rest of the valves don’t also burst and send water flying everywhere, but apparently the type of material used is junk (so bad, in fact, our plumber told us there are lawsuits against it) and is prone to this very same issue. We have 4 toilets. You can bet every time we leave the house for a long time we will be shutting off our water to prevent massive flooding and damage.
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