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Friday, November 26, 2010

The Day After

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know we did!!!
The day started off a little crazy, but that's what keeps it interesting right?
You see, everything was going along smoothly at first. We got up early and my husband and I were enjoying a cup of coffee while getting breakfast ready for the kids. Then, as we got ready to prepare a huge meal for about 20 guests...it happened. I discovered that we suddenly had no running water. Now you have to understand, around here, we seem to always have a water main break somewhere in town which causes the surrounding neighborhoods to be without water for a couple of hours. No big deal, we're used to it. So I thought...okay, I'll just do something else until the water comes back on. Yeah...famous last words. I then discovered a huge puddle of water on the floor in front of the sink. Our sink sprayer hose decided to burst on Thanksgiving morning! Each time I turned on the faucet, testing for water, I was unknowingly sending a torrent of water loose under the sink.
Well, we had seen tons of commercials on TV advertising Lowes pre-black Friday sales, so we assumed that Lowes was open right? Wrong! No one is open on Thanksgiving Day! Here we were with no runing water in the kitchen and I needed to wash potatoes and do lots of breakfast dishes! We got lucky though, there was someone else in the neighborhood who seemed to be having some plumbing issues as well. They had called a local plumbing service who made a Thanksgiving house call. My husband walked over to the neighbor's house as the plumber was finishing up and heading back out to his truck. Hubby asked the guy if he happened to have a sink sprayer hose that he might be able to sell us. Not only did he have one in his truck, he gave it to my husband. Yes, gave it to him - free of charge. Hubs insisted that we pay but he wouldn't take anything for it. Just wished us a Happy Thanksgiving and told my husband not to worry about it. People are so generous!! Anyway, thanks to that plumber who makes house calls and another very handy neighbor, we got that sink up and running in no time. Thanksgiving was saved and we had a lovely dinner! We had lots of family over and after dinner we all competed with each other in a Wii Bowling competition. We had such a blast and have vowed to get together very soon to do it again. A large family game night! What fun!
Today, we started the full fledged Christmas decorating AND...I am getting ready to embark upon a HUGE project. It involves our bedroom, paint and lots of furniture rearranging. Wish me luck!! I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew!
The basement project is finished. I'm just waiting to find a beautiful Frenchy cabinet to house all of my creative supplies. So, for the time being, I have decided to move on to the bedroom redecorating project. Will have lots of photos to share once everything is complete!
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
xo and God Bless,


Blondie's Journal said...

I love these little bottle brush trees! They are popping up in so many different colors!


Melissa Miller said...

My goodness gracious what a start to your day. I'm glad everything worked out for the Holiday dinner. Whew!

The little tree is precious! :)

Martha said...

Oh, you poor girl! I'm glad everything worked out for you, but the events of your day made me want to rock back and forth and suck my thumb.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That tree is fantastic,
and we decorated for Christmas all day yesterday, too.
(I love that-)
Can't wait to see how your painting project turns out--I love to be inspired!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Just found your beautiful blog. Can't wait to browse around some more. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted if you followed me back.
Have a wonderful weekend!