Easy Answer Interrupted
And then.....and then.....
The waterbed mattress sprung a leak. I discovered it at 2:00 a.m. - which is my usual bedtime. I mopped the mess up inside the liner at the one corner of the bed, hoping that someone spilled a glass of water into my bed. THAT would have been too easy, eh? My kids do crawl into bed with me in the morning with their little glasses of water. Perhaps Troll did the deed and just didn't want to admit it.
It became quite obvious that the easy way is not the way for the old Grizzly Mama. Oh no! We must deal with this situation while teaching school, getting caught up on the laundry (HA!), and coming up with three meals a day for the little ones - besides making sure they're clean and their things are clean, too.
Add to it that the local malls do not sport waterbed stores anymore. When did that happen? When did it become a mail-order thing? We had to travel to Delaware this afternoon (in the middle of doing everything else) to get a new mattress, liner AND heater. We discovered that we needed the heater after draining the mattress only to find the heater wire insulation crumbling off and the metal heating element thingamajiggy exposed. DANG! We coulda DIED!
Well, thank the Good Lord for tax-free shopping in the state to the immediate south of us. Thank the Good Lord that this was discovered before we died and 2 days after receiving our income tax refund. Thank the Good Lord that, despite how whiny the girls can be at times, they did an awesome job on their schoolwork today.
We have a lot to be thankful for. When I think about Sudan - well. My troubles are few and my blessings many.
My not-so-easy answer to Easy Question # 2 is on it's merry way, just a little delayed.