II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Unforseen unfortunate blessings

We came home last night to find our house has no a/c! That is not good news when the forcast for the next week is 103.
The good news (which I am trying to focus on) is that #1: We have a pool and #2: We bought a seperate a/c unit for the upstairs game room.
Worst case scenario is that we spend all of our time either in the water or upstairs, which I actually think will be kind of fun (for a day or two anyway). If we are "stuck" up stairs, I might actually take some time to play games with the kids and get some scrapbooking done! What a thought! And if we end up having to all four sleep up there...the kids will think that is the coolest thing EVER! It'll be like a big family slumber party!
Isn't it crazy how something has to go wrong in order for us (me) to do things like this? On a normal day (when the a/c is working) I would NEVER spend the whole day swimming or playing upstairs. I would be concerning myself with laundry and dishes and computer work and phone calls and such.
I remember last year when we had the big ice storm. We were without power for like 5 days. It was ridiculously cold (and dark) in the house as we have no alternative heat source. We ended up spending the night at my parent's house (next to their fire place-they didn't have power either) and spending the night with some friends who had a generator. The kids thought that was the BEST TIME EVER! Now when we mention anything about the "power might go out" they get SUPER excited! ha ha ha
I have to admit it----shhhh! don't tell.....but I get excited too! It's like mother nature's permission slip to me to just have fun and forget all the responsibilities! I mean...it's not like I can actually do computer work, laundry or dishes without electricity or lights!

I love my a/c and I thank God all the time for it...but for today...I'm looking forward to being "forced" into swimming and playing all day. The kids won't know what to think with mommy all to themselves!!


Rock Chef said...

I remember a few years ago we had a couple of days with now electricity. Mid winter. So we just did what you are saying - slumber party, torches, board games,etc. Luckily we had gas cook with!

Rene' said...

enjoy the time with the kids. If you guys don't get the a/c on soon you are always welcome to sleep over here too-we have a guest room and the kids can sleep with our kids. hope it gets fixed soon though! :)

Amos said...

Did you get it fixed? Call Mark Sartin. We have been keeping him busy all week long, but now it's your turn. Glad you get to "play" in the meantime!

Kate said...

enjoy it! (but I hope the a/c gets fixed soon for ya too!)