Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Today has been a lesson in thankfulness!
What a day! We started out getting lots and lots done...my 6th load of laundry was in the washer by 9 am. Dinner was in the crock pot. We got the van unloaded and the girls unpacked from the weekend away.
Then we lost power.
Being on a well, that also meant that we lost water.
The dryer was almost finished, so I was able to take things out of there that were still damp to dry outside. The washer was locked...so I had to wait that one out!
Fortunately, we have 2 water sources on the property. One is our well, which requires an electric pump in order to get it into the house. The other is the neighbor's spring, which comes down by gravity. There are only 2 outdoor water spigots that use this so we had to collect our water outside to clean babies up, flush the toilet, and even to drink!
My very resourceful husband thought of a way to try to redeem dinner (a frozen roast w/carrots and potatoes), but it was too late by then...almost 3 hours had passed, and there is just NO WAY my roast will be done in time for tonight's dinner...we will just have to trade tonight's dinner with tomorrow's!
What a blessing it was to be able to talk about being thankful for all the things we have, our modern conveniences and the ability to function without them today! My girls did such a great job pitching in and helping when things didn't quite go as planned!
Now the washer is going once again. I have 1 more load waiting to make it in, and we will be caught up. Fortunately getting a nice early start today made it possible to still get all we needed to done to stay on top of things!