I am so thankful for my friends!
The plan yesterday was for the guys to go up to the cabin ahead of me...to stock the wood for the wood stove by the covered back door because of the incoming weather -- to warm up the house, etc. DH and Jeff headed out about 4pm, to meet Jason who was driving up from Columbia SC.
I was going to pick dad up at the airport when his flight got in at 6:22. I got to the top of the driveway and something didn't feel right.
I had a flat front drivers side tire. Do you know how STUPID it is to try to get a spare out from UNDER the van?
Thank heavens it didn't happen on the interstate. I was safe here at home. I called my friend Lisa -- she sent her hubby over while she went and got dad. I sent dad a text telling him who to look for.
By the time it was all said and done, I had a guy from across the street, a co-worker of The Hubster's who lives not too far away, and Lisa's hubby all helping with the tire. We had to borrow a jack because the one that came with the van wouldn't lift the van high enough to get the flat off.
SO --- Dad and I went to dinner at Chopstix, a local place less than 5 miles away. (Yes, that is as close as it gets out here in the boonies!) and talked about our plans --We came home, watched some TV, he went to bed, I went to bed....and now I'm up again listening to the freezing rain outside of my windows.
The plan is to get the tire fixed as soon as the roads are safe ---and I can't really see what is going on until it is daylight outside ---but the weather channel says it's 32 right now with light rain/freezing rain and it isn't safe to go out driving with a donut on the van in that.
So I'm making the best of it ---we will get there when we get there, and it may be burgers tonight for everyone if we get there too late to start cooking a turkey today!
It has been nice having dad all to myself for a bit. It's been almost 2 years since I have seen him -- far too long!
I'll keep you updated as the drama unfolds....it will be a Thanksgiving to remember, that's for sure! As I type this dad is still asleep in the guestroom upstairs.
It’s all good. Not as I had planned, but all good.
So back to the antiquing thing in Fort Worth last Thursday! It already feels like it was a month ago!
Dianne’s hubby is from Germany, and we had talked a bit about my upcoming trip to Germany ((We leave December 6th I can’t wait!)) and as we started to paw through some linens…look what we found:
An apron with a pocket for “Klammern” or Clothes pins!
A hand embroidered linen towel for covering the laundry basket.
Another one for when the wash is clean, or fresh!
And a bed pillow cover with a beautiful saying!
“Streut Blumen der Liebe bei Lebenszeit und bewahret einander vor Herzeleid."
It translates somewhat literally to "Scatters flowers of love in life, and keep each other from heartache."
And this word I new instantly:
It’s a sewing machine cover!!
Dianna bought both the Streut Blumen and the Nahmaschine, but that silly girl gifted ME the nahmaschine piece later that evening in the car!
To keep the dust off!
Thank you, Dianne!
Things are getting lighter outside, and I can now see through the rainy dawn just what is going on out there. I’ll keep my eye on the weather channel, and when it is safe to head out, we will make our way up to the cabin.
Happy Tuesday, Everyone!