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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Finally, a Royal Flush

Tuesday, December 22...a day that will stay in our minds for a long, long while. That was the day that Arnold FINALLY delivered on his promise to see us first thing in the morning. That was the day we could finally run water in our drains rather than pouring it our over the deck like great-grandma used to do. After four days of flushing only when necessary, and we really mean NECESSARY, we can use our bathrooms. Have you ever spent four days without a shower? What an event that was for both of us.

The injured player is making phenomenal progress. Our kids are on the way home for Christmas. Simply put...we are happy as a couple of chickadees.






And the fortunes of sunshine give us as much uplift and color as this sweet Pileated Woodpecker seeking a bite to eat.

The snow is melting although there is still plenty lying around. Exhaustion has given way to extreme happiness that we are doing as well as we are. Life indeed is beautiful.
Thank you all for your supportive comments and thoughts. We have so much to be grateful for and we are definitely counting each blessing we have.

21 comments:

scienceguy288 said...

You must always remember that whatever the struggles, you must consider yourself in some way, lucky. I hope the joys of whatever you choose to celebrate visit your family.

kks said...

so happy you got that royal flush!!! literally!
xo

Thistlebrooms said...

So Glad things worked out...AND your having your family this Christmas...
makes it ALL the more Special...

Happiest Of Christmas's & Memories...
~Marilyn

Rudee said...

That was a long wait. I'm glad Arnold finally came through for you.

Your winter birds are beautiful!

Twisted Fencepost said...

YAY! And not a moment too soon!

TSannie said...

Life intervened, darn it, and I haven't been able to visit my favorite spots of late. Glad everything is looking up - will backtrack to see what's been going on as soon as I can!
May your holidays be wonderous!
abb

robin andrea said...

I'm so glad that the plumbing problem has been resolved and all is well there. Love seeing that pileated woodpecker. We've been seeing one in the very tall pines on one of our walks. Always a treat.

Enjoy your family time and have a wonderful holiday.

Cicero Sings said...

Glad things are up, errr ... down and flushing.

Cheryl said...

I do wish you both a happy Christmas and a healthy and happy 2010.

Life has thrown challenges....you have met them head on......
when you have downs, there is only one way to go......

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you are all 'fixed' Carolyn... Take care of the wounded one.

Have a very very Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I'm very glad that your troubles are over -- the pump is fixed, the snow is melting and the player is healing. Hopefully your family will arrive without any weather problems and you will all have a very Merry Christmas.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so happy Arnold finally showed up...finally.
Have a wonderful visit with your kids. Merry Christmas!

Dog_geek said...

Whew - so glad you are finally back in business! I remember when I lived in NC and hurricane Fran knocked out our power for a week (and we were some of the lucky ones) - it was at least 4 days without a shower, and it was no fun at all!

Here's wishing that all your troubles are now over, and you can settle down and have an awesome, hassle-free Christmas with your fmaily!

KB said...

What a great title!

I'm happy that you can flush and that your kids are on their way home!

Jayne said...

What a wonderful title Carolyn!! Yea! Flushing! It's highly underrated. :c)

Glad all has settled down and that you and yours are ready for a peaceful and beautiful Christmas.

KGMom said...

Well, I opened your post wondering--hmmm playing cards? No. Aha--go back and read the prior post (I am a bit behind).
Oh.
Sorry for your predicament. Glad for things being fixed and running again.
Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

troutbirder said...

Glory Glory! What a gift. All is well now. :)

Lola said...

I'm glad all is well now.
May you & your family have a very
MERRY CHRISTMAS & a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Vicki Lane said...

Ah, yes! We are flushing too -- after being without power from Friday to Wednesday. Flushing and blogging and enjoying lights and all those wonderful modern conveniences!

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mountain Woman!

JeanMac said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Cedar ... said...

So glad that things are coming together for you all. May you continue to enjoy Christmas peace throughout the year!