tomorrow afternoon’s forecast: cool

So the problem with our a/c wasn’t the $3 filter after all. It was the little pipe that brings the refrigerant back into the house (or something)–it’s kinked and needs replaced. $75 to tell me that. $293 to come fix it tomorrow afternoon. The most frustrating part of all? “It looks like someone just stepped on it.” Our hose hook-up is right by our a/c, so one of us was probably filling up the pool and stepped on it. That’s quite an expensive (steep) step.

Anyway, coming home to a HOT house wasn’t fun, but our Girls’ Weekend was! Check out pics at Bethy and Stephi‘s sites. We swam, played games, ate, looked for parks that didn’t exist, talked. It was really great. And I’m so excited about our beach vacation at the end of August when the boys and my parents can join us.

Ever since I’ve been home, I’ve been fighting the blues. Tired, HOT, overwhelmed, discouraged about shelling out $ for broken things. But I’ve been trying to count my blessings, and there are a lot of them. And I had some wonderful talks with my sisters–lots to think about.

We want to do this every year–maybe twice. If only West Virginia weren’t the halfway point between Columbus and Columbia. Again, if any of you hail from WV, no offense but your state is just…well… I bought a souvenir from our trip–a fridge magnet at Bob Evans. It’s the shape of WV and says, “Almost Heaven. West Virginia.” Livi read it and said, “Almost heaven?!? This place isn’t heaven!”  I told her it said almost heaven, not heaven. “But it’s not even close!” she said.

My mom has 2 sisters, I have 2 sisters, and my daughters have 2 sisters. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Or maybe that’s just the sweat running down my bod. Who knows?

Happy Birthday Jess! Happy Monday everybody else!

13 thoughts on “tomorrow afternoon’s forecast: cool

  1. rachmckinney

    wow, marla, if i ever could say i understand your pain, this is one of those times, since you know some of the story of our a/c going out a week ago. so i know the frustration and hotness that comes with that expereince. i pray it will get fixed soon and just know that in some way, God will provide for that unexpected expense. as painful as it is, He does prove faithful. hang in there! i ‘m praying for you.

  2. Nixter77

    Thank goodness you are back – it’s been a long time 😉

    Sounds like a great weekend away with your girls and your sisters – glad you had fun, not so glad however that you have the blues – will pray for you…

  3. tonialynn59

    I’m so glad you had such a good time with your sisters and daughters.  I loved reading your posts and your sisters posts and seeing the pictures.  Loved that Nina was eating in all the pictures!  She’s just too cute!  Loved Livi’s comment about WV.  I have my own comments on that but I will keep them to myself!

    I prayed for you just now.  I know how it feels sometimes when things just seem so overwhelming.  So thankful we have God to turn to and He’s right there just waiting for us to do just that.  I can’t tell you the peace I’ve been experiencing right now with Mike not working and all the things in life right now that seem overwhelming and complicating but I know He’s there and I feel it!  A peace that passes all understanding! 

  4. amthane8403

    oh i know!  WV is the greatest place on earth, right?  could you sense the sarcasm?  i lived down there for a year.  to me, it reminds me of sin; the sin state is what i call it.  glad you had fun though 🙂

  5. luvmynoah

    Glad you had a blast with your sister’s.  Sounds like so much fun.  Isn’t it great to know that your girls will do the same with each other when they are bigger! 

  6. faithchick

    …blue ridge mountain–s—-***-…shenedoa riii-ver./*

    maybe it’s not heaven to livi, but to jo8h88n de7nver i7t is!/////////
    7th7e bambi7na i7s helping me typ4e)4

    56i’m gl6ad you+ had
    fun! 🙂

    i
    ‘m off to go look at your pictures!*(

  7. gsowell

    So glad you had a great trip. But you weren’t supposed to post this until I answered your previous question…I’m going to do that now! So we’ll just pretend this didn’t happen ’til later. OK?

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