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The kids, The Dude, and I returned last night from a week away on vacation. It was wonderful! Other than the two days on each end driving (the first of which was through winter storm Pandora) we spent the time on Jekyll Island in Georgia. I’ll share some photos and details in a later post.

We arrived home to single-digit temperatures, a chicken killed by a fox, water that smells like sulfur…and this in our living room:

Water damage from an icy, leaky roof.

Water damage from an icy, leaky roof.

Dude sent me a text message while I was at church today with a photo showing that the bulge visible at the left edge of the photo above had let go, dumping another gallon or so of water onto our couch (so long, sofa!) and creating even more of a mess. There are water stains on our bedroom ceiling as well, and my sewing closet also has had water leaking in (luckily I had moved most of the fabric in direct danger when we first got a little leak the week before we left).

So I guess you could say between trying to deal with the parsonage issues, going back to work after vacation and not enough sleep, the kids creating drama during church, Dude stressing about the repairs and my stress, the kids having colds that we’re trying not to catch (it felt like riding in a petri dish the last two days with all three alternating coughing, hacking, and sneezing through 24+ hours confined to the van!), well, it’s been a long day. Tomorrow the kids go back to school, I go back to my second job, Dude goes back to work, and life goes back to the normal routine.

I miss vacation already.

The Author

I'm a pastor. I believe in radical love and ridiculous grace. I love to sing and sew, and have a shop on Etsy. I'm trying to make my ecological footprint smaller. I have chickens who provide endless entertainment. Oh, and I'm a formerly single mom by choice, son E (born 6/00, placed 11/23/11, adoption finalized 11/21/14) and now making a life with The Dude and his two kids, Girl-E (12/02) and C (9/04). Baby Bumpy due to arrive around 5/25/15! This blog chronicles my thoughts on faith, family, and the wild adventure we call Life!

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