Okay ... I want to say this quietly just in case I'm wrong ... but I think the ass kickin is over & it has moved on ( I pity it's next victim !!) But I want to be quiet in case it's a trick. I know it was still here last night because we needed our truck so we could take our car to the muffler doctor and the truck's brake line had come off ... and no brakes.And it was buried... I mean buried... in ice. So here we are at the ages of 40+ and we are borrowing Dad's car ... BUT ... we got the car home safe & sound, we stocked up on groceries, we had dinner, had a good sleep, had showers, flushed toilets and heard that satisfying swirling sound ... all good !!! So maybe, baby !
I will say that when all this ... doodoo ... comes pouring down, it makes you amazingly resilient. Yeah, I know I had the old baby tears a few times but for the most part, you really are EXPECTING bad things so when they happen it is just "oh, I'm not surprised" and you move on. AND ... you know how people say everything happens for a reason ? Well, in a strange way it did. Stay with me - it's long but it does come together at the end ...The muffler was ripped off the car so that meant Charlie had to lay on the road in the snow to pull the last bits off which meant that he then stunk to high heaven because a male cat must have peed in the road which meant that his coat & pants had to be washed which then led us to the water blowing through the laundry room and the washer not draining because of the frozen lines which then made the fuses blow which meant Charlie had to go "on the otherside" of the house where we never go to fix the fuse and in the process walked by the window that had been blown out and the snow that had been blown in. SOOOOO ... happy ending ... we would not have found the window until spring and there would have been much more damage and maybe even animals "on the otherside" . And that, my friends, is the longest run-on sentence I have ever written. My grade 9 English teacher would have something to say about that !!
So today is sunny, I have had a lovely hot cup of tea, our car is being fixed, the cat food cupboard is full, I had no "cleaning projects" this morning, and today REALLY IS FRIDAY. SO I say Hallelujah and bring on the happy days !!