Happy Fourth of July to everyone! Sure hope you’re staying safe and sound and not too hot.
Today started out like any normal day off work, trying to sleep late, but not making it past 7:30 am. Really!? Maybe one day my internal clock will allow me to sleep, without waking up before my alarm clock goes off.
Anyway, the day started with spending quality time with my Dear Ole’ Momma washing her van and my car at 8:30 am before it got too hot outside. It was relatively cool this morning, meaning the concrete didn’t burn my bear feet. Once the cars were clean, it was time to clean up ourselves and get ready to go pick up my nieces and nephew so they could come over and spend time playing at Boo’s (my Mom) house.
The plan for the afternoon was for me to feed the girls lunch while Mom gave the boy a bath and then the girls would take a bath while I fed the boy lunch. Well, on my way down the hall to the dining room niece #1 came running down the hall asking, “did you hear that loud noise? It sounded like there was a loud explosion and almost like it shook the house.” To which I replied, “it was probably just someone closing their car door outside, but I’ll look out the front window and check to make sure.” So I proceeded to look outside and saw nothing unusual. We all proceeded to continue with our afternoon.
Once we had all eaten lunch and the kiddos have had their bath, it was time to bust out the GeoTracks train set. Three kids=three different trains and separate train tracks for each kiddo. As niece #2’s train tried to make it up the hill we built into the train track, it was slow going and the little red light on the engine was fading out. It was time for Aunt Meggie to fix that problem by replacing the batteries. Uh oh, it takes 3 AAA batteries and we only have 2 new ones in the drawer in the kitchen. Someone isn’t going to be happy, good thing there was another train engine she could use. Whew. Glad we avoided that meltdown.
Cue Mom……..she had AAA batteries in her van. She then proceeded to go into the garage to head to her van, which was parked outside. The garage door opener button was pushed, the motor made a funny noise but the door didn’t move. Hmmm. That is different. Let’s try one more time. Another weird noise but still no movement by the garage door. Well, that is not good, especially since at this point my car is still in the garage. My brain is running a mile a minute, how am I supposed to go to work tomorrow? Will my car be trapped in there for days? If they have to work on the garage door, how will they do that around my car? Will it be in the way for those who are going to fix the garage door?
So as Mom and I try to figure out what went wrong, we are both very thankful that her van is still parked outside on the driveway. When it was my turn to venture out into the garage, I noticed that the spring atop the door looks different. Why does that look funny? Maybe because it is in two pieces. Pretty sure it’s supposed to be one continuous coil instead of a mini one and a bigger one.
Lightbulb…….That’s what that explosion noise was that niece #1 was talking about. Oh my goodness. Praise the Lord that no one was in the garage when that happened, or that the garage door wasn’t up when it happened.
Thoughts running through my head: that could have squished one of us had we been under the door if when the spring broke. Or Mom’s van could have been in the garage with my car and we could have been trapped at the house with no way of being able to take the kiddos back to my Sister’s house. It could have been worse. No one was injured and nothing was broken that cannot be fixed.
Once again, Thank you Lord for keeping us all safe today and providing the God moment of Mom deciding to park the van in the driveway instead of the garage. For allowing the spring to not break while the door was up. For keeping us safe and for Dad being willing to call someone to repair the door and spring instead of trying to fix it himself in the sauna like garage. No luck today, it was all little God moments that kept us safe.
Thanks Momma for another wonderful day, even with a few kinks thrown into the mix.
Happy Birthday America!!!
Enjoy the fireworks tonight if you watch them and hooray for only two more work days till the weekend.