Monday, January 10, 2011

More Whiny-ness

The water issue was solved...I thought.  We now have new water issues because the pump was set too high and it was too much for the pipes and they broke again.  We are realizing now that the system wasn't set up right in the first place 16 years ago, but we didn't know and we hired professionals, so we assumed that everything was done right. My son and husband worked literally all day trying to get this thing straightened out.  My youngest son asked about the manual for the pump, read it, and went out and set the pump at the right level.  Amazing what happens when you read instructions!! Anyway, we still have broken pipes that will have to be fixed but I do believe that the pump is set correctly now.  My youngest son is a whiz at these things, but since he is still dealing with his herniated disc, there's not a lot he can do.  He felt so good about figuring this out and fixing it.  I just pray that the pipes can be fixed quickly and easily as not having water in the house really stinks. Really. Stinks.

To top it all off, my oldest son went to the gym this morning and got his car stuck in the big, huge ditch in the middle of the road.  I'm not surprised.  It looks like a pond out there and I knew it was going to happen at some point.  They tried to get it out with our 4 wheel truck and a chain, but it's so deep down in the ditch, it wouldn't move.  If I had realized that living on a dirt road would be like this, I definitely would not have chosen to move here.  It's such a problem every time it rains and snows.  It restricts what we can do and it's such a worry if we have to go anywhere.

In case you hadn't realized it, the Princess of the Pity Party is back and in full control.  I am very frustrated by all this stuff, plus my pain levels are way up and to top it off, my knees are giving me fits.  I have an appointment to see my knee doctor on Wednesday for Cortisone shots and I'm hoping it gives me some relief.  Thursday, I go for my next back shot and then on Friday, I'm going to the Leadership Retreat for my church.  I'm praying that I will feel good enough to go after all those shots.  I never dreamed that I wouldn't feel 100% better by this time.  I feel better than I did, but I'm certainly not where I was hoping that I would be.  I know that God is in control through all this, but sometimes it's not always easy to just accept it all with grace.  I'm so glad that I have the Holy Spirit to pray for me and speak the words that need to be said because I'm just a bit whiny right now.  Thank goodness, God loves me even when I'm whiny.

Thank you for your sweet comments and for not judging my whiny-ness.  This, too, shall pass.  I just needed to vent and also let you know what's going on with me right now.  Your prayers are greatly appreciated and always mean so much to me.

God bless you - Julie 


  1. It sounds like saying you're roughing it would be a major understatement ! Sounds like all you can do is take it one step at a time! One day at a time! One moment at a time! Try not to let your stresses overwhelm you..but throw your burden on the one who will sustain you. Pray for endurance....

    That being is so nice to meet you. I want to thank you for your visit to my blog...and perhaps sitting and reading something to take your mind off of your worries might do you some good!

    So, if I were a doctor, and I am NOT, I would say to you....visit often, read a lot...and feel better!

    Ciao Bella!
    Creative Carmelina


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