Given what our weekend has entailed, I consider titling this post,
"Just Be Sure You Don't Get Hurt When the
"Sheesh, It Was So Well Done;
I Just Wish I Got a Picture of It Before It Fell Apart."
My initial title, has been amended to reflect our crazy day today......
A little off-topic, right?
Well, no, not really......
There is that advent ( and pre advent)
service frame of mind that
my men had been living...
Let me tell you about it~~
You may remember me mentioning
a few weeks ago in one of my
daybook/almanacs that my older son and hubby were helping out
a friend with a construction project in his yard?
This became one of those projects folks, that takes on a life of its own.
I'm sure you know what I mean.Especially when your home and your yard have a few areas
that are calling for help
from the man of the house and he's off at a neighbor's whacking away
with the hammer and such.
Being a friend does that and that's one reason I love all my men.
So, we wait on what needs to be done around here.
Ok, for five weekends in a row now,
the guys have slaved, sawed,
hammered, measured, climbed, drilled
in the making of our friend's shed.
I mean really well done and kinda cute, actually.
It looked sorta like one of those
I wish I took a picture of the "finished product."
Boy do I wish I did.Because today, hubby was on the roof,
telling me during one of my
snack-runs over there
as he was hammerin' away
on the roof
how little time he lad left
to put in on the roof, and then
The. Shed. Would. Be. Done. Yippee!
Within three seconds, hours and hours of labor literally fell apart,
with hubby On The Roof.
No time to gasp, think, shriek.
Ok, fast forward.
He. Is. Totally Fine.
Just in shock and aggravated.
We all just stood there.
Staring at the remains.
And at each other.
The boys:Are you okay, Dad??
Me: Seriously, are you okay?
Me: Um, I wish I got a picture of that.
The boys: Yeah, Dad, it actually looked like you were surfing the roof.
All:Silence as we stare at debris which used to be a pretty nice lookin' shed.
Him: Roof Surfing? Really?
All: <<giggles escalating into hysterics>>
And then: THANK GOD no one got hurt!
So, as the sun was about to set, ending the first day of Advent,
we thought at that point.
we'd be walking away with only a few more hours until the project
Instead we regrouped,
ordered a pizza,
laughed about the slo-mo roof surfing,
thanked the good Lord that
all we need to fix is a pile of wood and shingle debris
and as we said our "Grace" tonight
( and to be honest, we do not say Grace every night)
my little man, who makes up the best extemporaneous
table blessings ever...
I mean ever....prayed:
"Lord, we thank you tonight
for not only our food, but our friends,
our time together and even more time
we'll need picking up the pieces
and trying again.
AND that's kind of advent-ish right?
Patience and anticipation?
Even when things don't go well?
for Daddy's roof surfing escapade.
I only wish Mommy had her camera to get a video of it.
and that I had the Beach Boys cued up."
I told he says the best table blessings.
On THAT note, I must say how HAPPY I am
On THAT note, I must say how HAPPY I am
that my hubby is fine,
that we laughed over what could have been disastrous
if not for the grace of God,
that I'm joining in the
KEEP CHRIST in CHRISTMAS
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Since I wrote a post yesterday,
detailing our family's advent preparations,activities and traditions and linked it to Micaela's for her
"3 Reasons I Love Advent" carnival,
I realized while drafting this Keep Christ post,
that my thoughts were super duper redundant.
SOOOO,I'm going to ask you to click over to my "3 Reasons"
post on advent for the skinny on
how we "do" advent
for this Keep Christ linky as well(as if the whole long drawn out roof collapsing saga
wasn't enough time spent here at my blog!)
in the process,
how we protect our family's most precious commodity: time.
So, here ya go:AKA How we Keep Christ in Christmas
There are lots of advent wreath, Jesse tree and O Antiphon
links and resources there as well!
Aaaaaaand if you're so inclined,
you can also click over to my
CatholicMom column,This Advent, Allow the Spirit.
for more of our Advent scoop!
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