Tuesday, November 25, 2008

No Good Deed Ever Goes Unpunished!

This is one of Mom's famous sayings! Remember the EXTREME BACK YARD MAKE OVER?? We redesigned the back yard about 3 weeks ago and put in a playground for the 5 little's. We redesigned the old sand box and put plastic borders all around it. It looks great! Well, it just so happened that one of the spikes holding the border in, pierced the main drain pipe coming out of the house which caused it to get clogged up and back flow into the house. We got home from Nashville, TN at about 3 a.m. (post on that coming soon) and then got a phone call at 8 a.m. from Mom downstairs telling us there is water in her bedroom. Both of the bathrooms, toilets and shower just backed up and the "BLACK WATER" flooded her house!! Contaminated carpets, vanities, etc. So, for the last week we have had "Pettyjohns" a flood restoration company, in here taking everything out and now we are in the process of getting all new replacements. New bathroom vanities, sinks, flooring, painting etc. Talk about another chapter that totally takes us by surprise. Dealing with Insurance company, getting bids from contractors, shopping for supplies, moving everything out, and in, etc. This has been very stressful for Mom & Dad as well as created a safety hazard for them. Please keep us in your prayers... it is never a dull moment around here!!

On our last trip to Nashville, we had to replace the alternator in the van. What's up with this???

Blessings to you all today!!


Lori S said...

I had not heard that saying, but will probably use it now!
So sorry about the flooding--I hope all comes together for you soon.

Lori S said...

I just read the previous post about Solomon. I hope and pray that you will be together someday soon! How special that he knows a mother's love.
After reading so much about the needs in the orphanages, we, along with our community, were able to raise $10,000 to donate. Please read our post about this on our blog. It is amazing what God can accomplish through us!
God Bless!

The Roberts Family said...

Oh dear .... what a crazy unexpected event! Praying all the issues are resolved soon and that God would give your entire family some rest. Blessings, Shelly