This week has been a whirlwind. Insurance people are such……interesting folks. And I’ll just leave it at that. We’ve been looking for a new car this weekend. Geez…there are just WAY too many options out there! We really only want something that will get us by for the next year or so…until we get our feet back under us.
Looks like we’ll be getting a whole new roof. Apparently we ended up with about 3-4 perfectly-rounded holes in our roof from hail. They’ll try to match the color of our siding (they’re hoping to only have to side what needs it), but since our house is 10 years old, if they can’t we’ll end up with new siding all over too. I’m pretty excited about that.
It was hilarious…the afternoon after the storm, I came out the front door to find no less than 15 flyers for roofers in our screen door! How sad to rely on storms!
We haven’t been in any type of routine since mid-December and it’s starting to wear on us (including the boys). Today Oldman had his first meltdown. He told me, “Mom…we’ve checked out 2 different churches, but I know where I want to go now….Northpoint!” I hugged him and told him that wasn’t an option right now.
What he said next killed me…”They don’t want us, do they?”
I spent the next few minutes wiping away tears, trying to explain something that even I don’t completely understand. His broken heart tore mine up. I always do ok, until one of my loved ones hurt then Mama Bear comes out in me. I know that by the end of 2008 none of this will matter, but at the beginning of 2008 it does. I, in no way, want my child to think a church doesn’t want him. He can struggle with church politics when he gets older. We need to find a church that will be thrilled to have us there.
So what’s a gal to do at a time like this?
Contests sound good! I see that there are a few out there that I need to get in on. I need to check out that blog-name theory. If you know of a good contest that I might like, please let me know!