Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I’m happy to report for now Knoxville is out of the deep freeze. It amazes me just how warm it feels in the house when the a.m. temperatures are above 32º. Seriously! If we never got below freezing all winter, you wouldn’t hear a peep out of me. I’d be happy as a Cathy can be.
How are things at your house? We experienced a wild ride last week. You know the old saying, bad things come in threes? That’s our story.
DD#1 sorta went missing. Initially, I didn’t think much about it. It wasn’t uncommon for her to go for weeks without a word from her. She’s a bit reclusive at times. However, DD#2 thought it necessary to file a missing person’s report on her. I had a certain calm within that everything was okay and that there was a reasonable explanation for her so-called disappearance, but I didn’t try to talk her out of her decision. I felt it better to err on the side of caution than to assume all was well. We live in such a crazy world.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why didn’t you just call her? Simple. Her phone was out of commission. It wasn’t working. Okay, why didn’t you go to her apartment or check in with her where she works? That’s not so simple. You see, she made changes to both without telling any of us. *geez* That was a poor decision on her part. I’m ashamed to say, her consideration for others is a bit lacking.
Thankfully, our story has a happy ending. Within 24-hours of reporting her missing, the police spotted her car and pulled her over. Yay, KPD!!! They informed her that a missing person’s report was out on her. That’s when she decided it was a good idea to borrow someone’s phone to call us to say all is well. *a breath of sigh* Although, I knew she was fine thanks to God’s peace, it was nice to get confirmation.
I can’t recall, if this happened before or after DD#1, but it doesn’t matter. DH went for his monthly FEAT (Front End Alignment Tool – it’s kinda like a retainer) adjustment. That’s when he learned the tooth he had a root canal on a few years ago needs extracting. The root developed a fracture. Poor, darling!
We knew when he had the root canal there was a chance it wouldn’t be successful, but after the procedure and the visits following then things looked good. We thought the tooth would make it. *sigh*
The news bummed out DH and rightfully so. I mean who wants to lose a tooth. He will get another implant. It hurts, it’s aggravating (several visits), and…oh yeah, expensive! The upside to this all is he noticed something wrong and called attention to it when he saw his doctor this time or else it may have developed into a major deal.
Just as we felt things were settling down a bit, the rug got yanked from underneath us. On Friday, DH learned his job will end on the 30th of this month. We half-expected this outcome. Just before Thanksgiving, the local office boss told the guys what may come down the pike. Then last month, a little work filtered in revitalizing everyone’s hope that, that would be enough to bide them time for other job contracts to show up, but sadly the project got cancelled. Unfortunately, this is just the way it goes when you’re a contractor.
There aren’t too many Electrical Engineering positions in town, but DH (Robin) does have a lead that he plans to follow-up on. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, as well as me. This is nothing new to us. We’ve been down this road many times over the years, but the stress wears on you in a mighty way. I’m trusting in God’s goodness to open another door when this one closes.
Now, that this is behind us, maybe things will look up for us. I’m joining Les from Time Out For Mom for Tuesday Coffee Chat this with this morning’s prompt: …The last thing you took a picture of — why did you capture this image? Show your work!
I haven’t taken many photos in weeks. In December while on my hiatus with DH, we managed to get up with DD#2 and her husband. We went for an evening walk at a park in Farragut. They had the path lit with Christmas lights. The walk was brisk, but fun. The park was busier than I anticipated, especially since it was after Christmas. Anywho, we went to another park with similar lights afterwards and I snapped this photo with my iPhone
That’s a wrap for this morning. I’m hopping over to Stacy’s for Random Tuesday Thoughts and you’re welcome to join me, if you want. Have a terrific Tuesday!