Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Interesting Day

Well, yesterday was an interesting day. Just full of surprises.

Leaving work at 6am, my car was on empty. It was very, very empty, so I stopped at a gas station to fill it up.

Simple enough you say, right?

No, you see, my husband thinks that there are people everywhere just waiting to siphon gas out of our tank, so recently he had purchased a locked gas cap.

Problem is, I can't get the lock to unlock. He says it's easy. But it's not. You have to turn the lock one way and then twist the cap another way, pat your head and tap your feet and then it will unlock.

Sooo...I drove home on fumes, a wing and a prayer.


I get home and upon entering the front door I smelled something funny. An odor difficult to describe. Not good, coming from somewhere around the fireplace. I go over to the fireplace and open the door to the insert, sticking my head almost all the way in, when I rest my eyes on some kind of dead creature!

I nearly fainted!

After much investigation, by my husband, seems a mother squirrel went down our fireplace and had babies and they died. Somehow one of them actually got through the damper and died in the part where we place the firewood. The one I made eye to eye contact with.

But we still have a smell. So there are still dead squirrels somewhere.

Isn't that precious?


Not long after getting to work last night, the floor finishing guy comes in and starts stripping wax off the floor. I thought he was just mopping. But no.

I'm allergic to this stuff. Throat started closing in, coughing, followed by nausea, topped with a violent migraine.

It bought me a ticket home for the night. Somewhere around 1:00AM I started feeling a little better. Praise the Lord!

Oh what a day! Oh what a night!

"My grace is sufficient for thee:" II Corthinthians 12:9

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added affliction He addeth His mercies,
To multiplied trials His multiplied peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father's full giving is only begun.
His love has no limit, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth and giveth and giveth again.
--Annie Johnson Flint
~~From Streams In The Desert August 5th~~


Amrita said...

Oh poor Debra feel so sorry for you. Too many awful things to happen in a day.

In India we have to have a locked gas cap, otherwise no one would have gas in their tanks. Never knew in America you all don 't have locked caps.

Inspite of that a neighbour 's son (clever fellow) discovered a way to siphon out gas from my Dad 's car by lying underneath it and connecting a tube directly to the tank. Its good we discovered it. My Dad had extra protection for the tank.

Must be messy cleaning out the squrril family.

Pray your migraine has gone

Susan said...

Oh my, but isn't it wonderful "His mercies are new every morning."

I trust today is a wonderful day. Did you have your husband fill the gas tank for you? I would have!!!

Glad to hear we have yet another thing in common. Hope you never have to meet Bi-polar, Bear :o)

Anonymous said...

That 2 Corinthians verse is one of my favorites.. You did have an interesting day, to say the least! I'm glad that you feel better! Love you MeMaw!

Dianne said...

oh dear!

things have a way of piling on sometimes!!

I'd demand the gas cap lock come off

hope your head feels better real soon

Mimi said...

Oh my what a day!!!!
I feel your pain on the fas situation, I too have driven with an angel on my shoulder not from a locked gas cap, but on a freeway in between small towns and thought I'll just go a little further, NO bIG Mistake!!!!!
Well poor squirrels!!! Try boiling cinnamon, it's free and rids house of yucky smells, maybe not dead animal smell, but try it!!!!
So glad you are OK< could have been so much worse.

take care-- hugs my dear,

Andrea said...

Oh, my goodness! I bet you were praying all the way home. And the little squirrel would have really got to me, too!

I am so sorry for your migraine and other reactions to the chemicals. I hope and pray you will feel much better.

What would we do without Jesus on such days? Thank God, we have Him to turn to in all things at all times.

The Lord makes all things new. May this day bring you much peace and rest.

Debra, thank you so much for standing with me with prayer and support. I appreciate you.

God is so good! So faithful! With each passing moment, my rejoicing grows! May knowing He is in control always be enough for me.

In God's Love,


Kanani said...

WHAT a day!
Here's hoping your weeks have gone a bit more smooth!