Thursday, December 20, 2007
Best Laid Plans...
Just when I thought I had a handle on Christmas shopping, just went I was nearing the end of my baking, just when I was beginning to dare to imagine that I would be ready in time.... CRASH! My van decided to attempt suicide. Nobody was driving- it was just parked in the driveway like any other ordinary day and it decided to roll it's way over the driveway, down the hill and into a little tree.
The tree is fine.. barely a scratch. The van needs thousands of dollars of repair.
So instead of crafting or baking or shopping I am now getting estimates for auto body work and paint jobs. I was angry and feeling sorry for myself...but, then we got a phone call that changed everything.
My husband is on vacation this week- but, his work keeps calling him on his cell phone to ask oh so important questions. Yesterday after an auto body trip his phone went off and he ignored it-- "Oh, go ahead and answer it", I said, knowing full well that he wanted to- a man on the other end wanted to know directions to a job site and didn't realize Don was on vacation. I asked who he was and Don told me a little about him.. things like "Nice Guy" and "Good Worker." This morning my husband got a phone call that, that same man passed away last night. Talk about putting things in perspective. I think I will feel blessed no one was in or in the path of my van when it decided to take it's stroll and be happy with what I do get accomplished for Christmas instead of being frustrated with what isn't done. It's going to be a very Merry Holiday as we are all happy, healthy and together.