Monday, April 20, 2009

Five Days

Wow! It has been awhile. Life seems to take president over blogging here lately.

Well, the spring cleaning is done. I have almost all of the curtains ironed and over 3/4 of them hung back up.

My parents ha their house and drive pressure washed and the guys threw ours in for just a little more. Thank you Mother and Daddy!

The yard needs mowed badly but is on hold. Remember how I told about the winds Easter night? Well, they ripped so many shingles off that wood was actually exposed on the roof. The adjuster came out and the roofers did the front part of the house on Saturday. They will be back today to do the back half. They normally do NOT work on Saturday's! Thank goodness for good friends!

We had storms again last night and we would have had water damage if it had been left undone for awhile. Thank you Father for wonderful friends.This same roofer has written over 200 estimates alone this past week.

Insurance is paying all except the deductible ($500). Thank you Lord! $500 will come out of savings since our emergency fund was depleted the end of last month for medical things and unforeseen prescriptions.

Hubby is working very little at his regular job. As a matter of fact we are trying NOT to touch our savings. To be frank, we are living on less than $1000 a month right now and that is a stretch some weeks. He is working on the farm with my Daddy and brother bu that pays little. some is better than none though. God is good and will provide!

We had pictures done for our church directory Saturday and then went for a visit with my father-in-law and John's sister and her family. The boys had the best time and it was a nice change of pace. The bad thing was that Mason had another allergy attack after we left. He still had one eye swollen last night even after 24 hours of prescription eye drops and allergy meds. Bless his little heart.

Today I am going to my Aunt's to take her birthday card, finish ironing and hanging curtains, strip beds, laundry, clean toilets, unload the dw and reload, bake something yummy (I have NO idea what, just yet), make sweet tea, clean out the medicine cabinet, go for a walk, do "school" with the boys, exercise, cook supper and I guess that is all.

This week we are having:
  • Pancakes, bacon and strawberries
  • chili w/ Jim and Nick cheese biscuits
  • candied park chops w apples, green beans and rice
  • fried fajita chicken, refried beans and spanish rice
  • soup night (whatever is in the pantry)
  • Saturday night a little birthday party for my fil. We will have bbq, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, cheese biscuits, hm pickles, strawberry ice cream and butter pecan cake with cream cheese icing.

Well, I had better get a move on, the roofers will be here in 35 minutes or so. Have a great week and blessings!!!


whittybrooke said...

Hey! Good to hear from you. I've been thinking about you and wondering how things were going. Sounds like you've been busy, busy! Hope you have a great day.:-)

mamacantrix said...

Sheesh. You make me tired. I'm glad you all survived the storms. Hope your little guy feels better soon. We're all too familiar with allergies, living in "sinus valley."

I love it when you post' gives me new ideas. How do you feel about sharing that butter pecan cake recipe? That sounds amazing...

Hugs and prayers!

Nikki said...

It's good to hear from you again. It sounds like you have been busy. Good for you with your spring cleaning!

Heather said...

Thanks for the update Marva! I will be praying that your hubby finds more work soon. smiles, Heather

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

I am so impressed with your spring cleaning regiment! I need to get started on that... {{blushing}}

Glad to hear your roof repair is well under way, hope you have a great week and that sweet Mason is feeling better soon!

IF said...

Great to hear from you! I love the blog layout!

MyKidsMom said...

Sorry about the roof damage. Those unexpected things like that really can put a squeeze on the savings.

Our allergies have started up early this year. I hate having to watch my kids hacking and sneezing like that. And especially the scratchy eyes. Hope the little guy feels better soon.

Butter pecan cake with cream cheese frosting.. hmmm. My dad loves butter pecan ice cream, but I don't think he's ever had it as cake. Sounds yummy.