My plan for this week was to start work on my laundry/workout room.

Thursday was my “free” day until a huge limb fell over our power line on Wednesday night while we were at church.

It ripped our meter right off the wall and left a hot wire (made evident when I got out of the truck to investigate and poor Lulu got a little buzz) across our yard.

After I called the power company, I quickly redeemed a few previous offers for help.

I called Grammy and Grandaddy and asked if we could take them up on their invitation to stay the night there. (IV was out of town.)

I called my neighbor, who has offered to look out for us if we’re not home, to be on standby in case the power company needed us out there.

And I called Noel from church to accept his offer of electrical expertise for help with a new meter box. 

Therefore, I spent all day Thursday going back and forth between the kids at Grammy’s house and Noel at our house, but, BOY, was I thankful for their help!

So pretty.

I was also thankful that the Lord allowed me to call the power company and the inspector’s office just in the nick of time to get all the power turned back on that night!

When I called my dad and told him what was going on he said, “Well that sounds like what we’ve been reading at church in this book by Tony Evans…Detours.

I just laughed…yep, this was definitely one of those.

My mom said the whole incident answered three of her prayers:

  • That we’d have those big limbs cut back on our trees.
  • That we’d have the electrical box inspected.
  • And that if anything bad happened with either of those things that we wouldn’t be home when it did.

Check. Check. Check.

We still need to have some limbs cut back, and Noel pointed out some wires that need to be adjusted on our breaker box, so those things have moved a little higher on the to-do list.

IV came home Friday afternoon and we got back on track. 

Lottie and I planted a miniature pumpkin patch…

We’re a little late in the planting, but we’re hoping for some quick growth. 

IV was going to spray the ceiling in the kitchen white, but the paint sprayer wasn’t having it so we spent all day Saturday painting the ceiling:

That was tedious…Nana even helped!

It’s definitely not perfect but it’s done enough for now.

Then IV snuck off and got a little crafty:

Take 1:

Take 2:

{While we were doing that the kids were having a “team building” training day putting together the trampoline they’d been saving for. 😄}

And then, it was time for a fishing break:

Lake Vicario

FINALLY, IV was able to get to work sanding the floor!

It is look-ing GOOD!!!

Praising the Lord!

…even when there are detours.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6

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