They say bad things happen in threes. Well, this week has been one of those where I got the full trio and then an encore!
BAD THING #1 One morning I went out to the car to go to work and it had been broken into. The lock was punched out and everything was strewn allover the car seats and floors. All four windows were right down. We think that maybe the perpetrators (that's too nice a word to describe people like that) may have been about to steal it, but got scared off by someone. Keith had left at 2.30 in the morning for work, maybe him coming out frightened them away. The repair place says that the alarms in these cars, deactivate as soon as the lock is punched out and that will also cause the windows to drop. Now what is that all about? Are the people at Volkswagen actually trying to make it easier for the criminals to do their dirty deeds? They cant get us in to repair it until Monday, so now we have to keep another vehicle blocking it in the driveway as it can't be locked! Poor Keith. This is the first new car he has ever owned!
BAD THING # 2 Middle son came home a couple of days ago limping. "Mom", he said, "I stood on a nail on my way to school this morning and it went right through my shoe and deep into my foot". So, off to the clinic we went for a tetanus booster and a strong does of antibiotics. He learns, this boy, yes he does. last year, he did the same thing, but considers complaining about pain, beneath his masculine ego. So he failed to mention in for a couple of days, by then the foot had swollen and just about had gangrene set in.
BAD THING #3 Middle son, Yes him again. The boy is a walking caution sign. Today he came home and his hand was bleeding. He had been bitten by a friends dog, he had several punctures on his fingers. He assures me it is a healthy animal and he does not need to be checked for rabies. Fortunately he is already on antibiotics so hopefully he won't loose his hand! Thank goodness, it was only a small dog.
THE ENCORE...Our niece Kayla has had a couple of set backs this week and really could use some positive vibes and prayers right now. She has been charging along and getting on with life, happy to be back to school. She was just starting to feel like she could put her worries behind her. Life however likes to throw up hurdles, doesn't it? Well, knowing this girl as I do, I am confident that she will clear any obstacle put in her path. After the amazing challenges she faced and conquered this past year, I know this won't slow her down for long!
For all the negative things in life, there is a balance of positive. There have been good things going on too. Our lives have been rich with blessings and one of those is our big family and all the love we have.
Sorry I have been slow to update here. We have been busy getting Keith's brother and nephew settled into their new place in our basement. They have everything unpacked now and are starting to feel at home.
I have an early morning tomorrow, so I am going to putter off to bed now.
Good night All.