Sunday, December 19, 2010

Keeping Perspective

This has been a rough week.

Last Saturday (sometime around 3am) our furnace died. Our house was a toasty 49 degrees from early Saturday morning until Tuesday at 3pm (when someone could get out to fix it).

Today we woke up to hear someone pounding on our door. It was a neighbor informing us that someone bashed in our car window last night. Whoever did this randomly smashed in several cars throughout the neighborhood and we were one of the unlucky ones. The neighbor was able to catch the guy on his security video camera, but he was bundled up in a hunting cap so that doesn't really help. The only thing we know is that he started bashing in windows at 5:45 am.

Merry flippin' Christmas, right?

That being said, I have to continue to count my blessings and I have to keep things in perspective. We have heat now and the car can be fixed.

Usually, I would get pissy about these things, perhaps yell at John about them, and ruminate over how they ruined my weekend. I couldn't sleep in, we have a trash bag on on our car window, they had to break it on a Sunday morning when everyone is closed and I missed a work party. These aren't really problems.

Two of my friends have lost their fathers this week- so close to Christmas. My problems don't even compare to the pain that I'm sure that they feel. I love you girls and I'm so sorry.


Sonya said...

Yuck! You are right that it could be worse, but it's still not fun to deal with! I've had the random broken window thing and it's just not fun!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I often hope that people who do things like that get it paid back to them later on. I hope your upcoming week is much better, and sorry to hear about your friend's dads. What a tragedy!

AndreaLeigh said...

I'm so sorry this has happened! It is a pain but I'm so glad to hear you have perspective. After hearing a friend on Twitter DH has a brain tumor I'm trying to keep the spirit of the season forefront in my mind.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the evil in some people. You're right to stay positive. Letting the bad things get the best of you doesn't help anything. Just drop the F-BOMB a few times and you'll feel better. :)

Nicole said...

What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger, and yes it sucks... but it'll make you stronger :) Hope this week is better!

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