Friday, May 1, 2009

What can go wrong will go wrong, and my first paper pub!!

It seems like I haven't posted in forever. It has been one hell of a week, thank goodness it's over.

Saturday - Our transformer was struck by lightning. (Dan was at the cabin)
Sunday - I checked the basement and there was no water. (So I figured it would be OK, it hadn't rained anymore)

- Was told that our electricity would be on no later than Tuesday. (which was true)

-Took some food to my moms house to store in her freezer.
- Did some laundry at my moms.
-Dan got home, then came down to my moms house.
-We had dinner, then Dan and Brianna left and me and the other girls left shortly after.
- I pulled in the driveway and Brianna came running out of the pole barn, yelling. Dan had fallen off a ladder.

- I ran in the pole barn and there he was standing there, his shins black, blue and bloody. He said he was alright.
- We all go in the house. There's 3 inches of water in the basement. (Oh crap!)
- Dan pulls one of the basement windows open so we can hook generator up to the sub pump. The window completely shatters on him, cutting his arms. He will not let me take him to the ER.

- My phone rings, its my credit card company calling to conform the $2000.00 purchase I made on line that day. WTF!! I haven't used my credit card since before Christmas!!!!!!!

- Trying to keep a hold of my sanity, I help Alyssa pack for her class trip, before the sun goes all the way down and we have to use flash lights.

- After getting the kids to bed Dan and I go into fits of hysterical laughter, because . . . well what else could we do?
It was an awful weekend, but threw it all I kept thinking how blessed I am. I love my family and the life we have.

The rest of the week was not as bad. Alyssa was gone on her class trip until Wednesday, that turned out pretty good for her. When our we got our electricity back we learned that our Internet antenna was fried, and we just got it back today. So Dan is alive, but sore, we have electricity and now we have internet too.

Now for the excitement. (for me anyway)
Last night when I got home from work. The May issue of Bead Trends was here along with my project that is in it!! I was so excited, this is my first paper pub. I'll share the complete project later.


Tam, I am said...

OMG Angie you sure did have a hell of a week!!

Congrats on your pub! I am sooo excited for you!!!

Martha said...

Oh my Angie! That almost sounds like a sitcom! I'm glad Dan is ok. Congrats on your publication! How exciting!

Gina said...

OMGosh Angie, it sounds like you've had the week from hell! It's over now . . . grab a drink, put your feet and enjoy the weekend! You deserve it!!! :)

Congrats on your pub!

jinxi~ aka angi said...

Im sooo happy for your accomplishments...

sooo happy Dan is ok and that you survived that week of hell! Sounds like ya'll handle stress pretty well if you can laugh about it. I think thats the best part about marrying your best friend!! ;o)

Margee' said...

Wow! what a week! Hope next week is so much better for you! Been missing you.

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness, Angie - what a week you've had, girl!! Hey, it ended up REALLY GOOD though with your paper pub - hugs congrats on that!!!

Taryn Lopshire said...

Yikesaroos, what a week!!! Sheesh! How great are you and Dan though, that you could laugh after all that!?! That's so great.
Huge congratulations on your pub!! I can't imagine how excited you must be! Can't wait to see the whole project!!

Carol A. said...

Oh wow Angie...that was one hell of a week. I applaud how your can have such a positive attitude even when the roof is caving in on you. HUGE congrats on your publication.....WAHOO!!!!!