Friday, September 12, 2008

Quite Unexpected

Today has been a day of unexpected events, friends and happenings. This morning we got a call from my cousin's husband (retired Air Force). They live just outside of Greenville S.C. He said the gas stations that had gas was charging $5.23 a gallon. OUCH!!!!

We got up (6am) and gas at our local Jet Pep was $3.45, this afternoon (6pm) $4.65. YADDA!!!! People were lined up by the dozen. CRAZY I tell you!

Thankfully we all got every vehicle filled up by 10am (and all of the gas cans too). Dadblasted hurricane!!!

My friend owns the Chevron station in our town and her supplier told her they would likely be out of gas tomorrow and she likely would not get any for a week or more. LOVELY!

Some of the other stations were setting a 10 gallon limit. I cannot believe this madness.

On to other news......we have been trying to get in touch with a guy that worked for us part time this past summer and could not reach him. We needed him to do some work for my parents and soon. This afternoon he stopped by and asked (he works for our local Tyson) how my Dad was. Just out of the blue and when he found out what was going on he went right to work. He will be back tomorrow to finish. Thank you Lord for blessings!

We are finished with peaches.......OFFICALLY........thank you Lord for the bounty and now thank you Lord for the rest!

Then, two (couples) of my parents friends stopped by at different times today and visited for a long while. They prayed with us all and it was so wonderful. Praise the Lord!

Please pray for everyone that has been and will be affected by hurricane Ike! It is going to be a long several days and even weeks.

Tonight I thank the Lord for a dry (and safe) home, roof in tack, clean drinking water, safe family, hot meals and power and phone and of course internet. I could go on and on.

Many blessings.............

4 comments:

MyKidsMom said...

I've been out of the loop on all my friends blogs lately, so I'm just reading your latest posts now. I'm so sorry to hear of the many trials you're going through right now, especially with your hubby's health, and now your father's illness.

I wish I could give some words of comfort, sometimes it's hard to know the right words to say. I will continue to keep all of your family in my prayers. Take care sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

I too am focusing on the blessing of a dry home, food and friends. God Bless, Pam, South Bend

blessedwith5 said...

You have a great way of making the best of things. We too are thankful for a dry home and healthy family and friends!

Anonymous said...

Marva I will and still am keeping you all in my prayers. Hubby and I have been attending church with DD and SIL and have found a church home now and so glad. We can join in the fellowship and worship with the kids and grandkids now.

Hope everything starts lookin up for you and hubb and you mom and dad.

Hugs
Vicki wheezymom