The other day I was complaining to my sister on the phone about my day and the subject of my blog came up. She, who has never read my blog, said, "You should blog about today," and I said, "Oh no- I blog about my blessings... only positive things." Then she said, "Then what will you blog about?"..... and that got me thinking... and thinking... there has to be something... and even on a bad day, I could find many blessings or some way that I could see the hand of the Lord in my life.
So, going back to the day of the phone call (3 days ago)... we had some toilet trouble. Sara went in to use the downstairs bathroom and she said, "I'm not going in there, Dad left it a big mess" (she gave Dad the blame on this one :) She said the toilet was yucky... and I told her to flush it. She did, and came out again and said, "I think something's stuck- it won't go down" So- I finally go in to look and there is yucky, stinky, ( I won't say more) water up to the brim. I get the plunger and say, "Don't flush this again!" As I'm starting to plunge, the plunger breaks, yes breaks, and at the same time a little body (Mac) sneaks in by me and flushes the toilet... the green, yucky, stinky, water flowing over onto the floor all over, while Mac is saying (and signing) "all done, all done"
I called Tavish and asked him to buy a new plunger on the way home. All the while I'm worrying
that Mac may have thrown something in there (he LOVES to throw things in water). I shut the bathroom door and try to ignore our problem.
Tavish came home with a new plunger... and... nothing, it doesn't work. So- he runs to the hardware store to find a "snake" (I didn't know what that was, but we now own one if you want to borrow it ever). But... the store had closed, one minute too late. So, we all hopped in to the car to Wal Mart, and lucky for us they had one. We came home, Tavish worked on it... couldn't get anything out, but whatever it was went down the hole. Then my good husband cleaned up the worst part of the mess and I cleaned up the rest... disinfecting.
So, here are my blessing from all of this:
1- We are blessed to have more than one toilet to use when something like this makes one unusable.
2. I have a good sister who listens to my complaining and still accepts me
3. My hero Tavish saved the day AND cleaned up! How many times has he saved my day? Answer: lots and lots. I think I was smart to marry him :)
Now, I just hope that whatever went down the tube, doesn't come back to haunt us in the future!
This is what our new Plunger looks like. Sara was fascinated by it.