May 6, 2021

Thankful Thursday

Hoo-boy! For a while there I didn't think I was going to be able to make myself do a Thankful Thursday post. Me...the queen of the mile-long thankful lists. I was feeling pretty darn un-thankful this morning. I can say that I'm thankful to be feeling more thankful now. And that would be thankful #1 for this week.

But let me tell you how things are going. Or rather, were going.

Tim has had an appointment for later this month with our PCP and needed to get blood work done. Since he's been feeling so bad lately, I've been pushing him to go get it done so if anything is wrong, maybe they'd see him sooner. He finally went and got it done last Friday. The office called him yesterday and asked him to come in today to "discuss test results." Uh-oh. He told them he absolutely couldn't today, but he could on Friday.

You all know how bad Tim is about keeping what they tell him at the doctor's office straight and about sharing it with me. (I don't think he likes to tell me because then he can live in denial.) With Covid-19 still all the rage, you can't go into the exam room with anyone. When it's something bad enough that you need an immediate discussion with the doctor, I want to be there! So, when I called this morning about my own appointment (also tomorrow) I asked if there was any way I could be with Tim and they said sure! That's another thankful!

Then Tim called me at 7:00 this morning to ask if I'd opened the refrigerator yet. I hadn't. Why? Oh, because when he got up he'd found that everything in the freezer side was thawed out and nothing in the refrigerator side was cold.

Greaaaaat.

I spent the first half of my morning trying to find someone who does appliance repairs. Do you have any idea how few there are? I called every number I came across or was given and the responses across the board were either: No answer and no way to leave a message; out of business; not taking new clients; we don't fix that brand; we don't service your area; or we'll get back to you...and as of yet, no one has. 

Soooo....Tim and I discussed it and decided I should just go buy a new, but plain, old, no bells or whistles refrigerator for now. He'd pick it up on the way home from work. We can put the other one in the shed until we can at least find someone to tell us if it is fixable for less than a new one costs.

Good plan, right?

Wronggggg. I spent the second half of my morning racing from our local Lowe's to Best Buy, to Home Depot, to a couple of local places. Our Lowe's only had high end refrigerators on hand. Best Buy said it would take at least a week to order one in. Home Depot didn't have anything in stock and said it would take 14 business days to get one in. The local places had nothing. I was pretty much being resigned to having to spend more than I wanted to when I decided to stop at another Lowe's. They had what I wanted! In the store! 

Tim will be coming home with a refrigerator after all. That's thankful #3!

And the other things I'm thankful for...

** Our garbage goes in the morning. Perfect timing since I have all that food to toss. 

** Mom is doing great with her rehab and even goes with out the cane for short bits now.

** Our doctor's office moved my appointment tomorrow to the time slot right after Tim's appointment.

** My physical is the last hoop I have to jump through before I can turn everything in and start training for the new job.

** Colton is loving school and doing very well. We just have to work on his fine motor skills.

** Finding out about Childhood Emotional Neglect. I'm not looking for anyone to blame or anything to excuse things I do or don't do, but it's really interesting and good to have the insight into why I feel and react about some things the way I do. And to, hopefully, change going forward. It's pretty interesting stuff and relatively new...Google it. I'm reading a book by the woman who named it. Jonice Webb, PhD.

** Trying something new with the diet doctor. Maybe. It depends on whether or not our insurance will cover enough of it or any of it.

** God's love, mercy and grace and everything he has been teaching me lately.

** Every one of you!

That's it for this week. I have some more clearing out and moving around to do before Tim gets here with the refrigerator.

Linking up with Rebecca Jo @ Knit By God's Hand

21 comments:

  1. Hopefully all goes well with the new fridge tonight.

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    1. Thank you, it did. It is safely in the kitchen. Unfortunately, so is the broken one. We'll take that out tomorrow.

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  2. What a mess concerning the frig! We went through that awhile back only not so involved. All I wanted was a plain refrigerator freezer. They are far and few between. Ended up with one that almost "bare bones". I hope your new one gives y'all years of faithful service.
    Blessings. xx

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    1. Yes, ma'am! A plain old refrigerator is as scarce as hen's teeth. The one I found is pretty basic. No fancy buttons to push, no water or ice in the door, freezer on the top (and I've already stood up and banged my head off it...didn't miss that part of plain!). It's also a GE not one of the newer brands.

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  3. Hi Stacy - wow - what a blessing that you were finally able to find a refrigerator. So rough when our "modern conveniences" stop being so convenient. I hope that both you and Tim get good news from the doctor tomorrow. I will be looking for an update. That book sounds very good. I enjoy reading about psychology, and emotional wellness. I plan to take some classes on that subject soon. Thank God we can learn and grow and heal, even when we are older. I hope tomorrow is a good day for you. See you again soon.

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    1. Thanks, Deb. I always enjoy your comments and thank you for the good thoughts for tomorrow.

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  4. Oh my word, what a morning! Lifting prayers for Tim's appointment tomorrow!

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    1. Oh, I remembered something else!
      Speaking of your book, there's one another blogger has recommended. I'll probably be ordering, Wayne Muller's 'Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood.'


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    2. The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood? Hmm, that's pretty intriguing. I'll have to head over to Amazon to look for it. Thank you for the prayers.

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  5. When we thought our frig was broke a few weeks back, I get what you're saying- we could find no one that repairs them - they're so tech now, its hard to find anyone who actually deals with them.
    Lifting up prayers for those test results. That sort of thing just gives me the ultimate anxiety.

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    1. It's ridiculous! I couldn't believe how impossible it is to find someone. It's 9:30 and not a one of the ones I left a message for has called back so I'm glad I went with buying a basic frig.
      Thank you for the prayers. I could be freaking right about now, but I'm trying very hard to trust God and not dwell on it. Still, it slips in now and then.

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  6. Oh man... what a mess, Stacy. I'm so sorry but glad you found a refrigerator replacement! Your thankful lists are always uplifting! xo

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    1. Thank you, Terri! I feel the same about your sweet comments. :)

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  7. Bless your heart!
    Prayers for you and Tim's appointments tomorrow.
    Glad you could get in right after him.
    I have the same Appliance repair man since I was a little girl.
    He worked with my father, and he still works because there is noone to take his place! Schools push too many students to college and not to trade schools for those important skills! Anyway, glad you got your refrigerator. Hugs, my friend.

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    1. Thank you! You are right about schools in a lot of places. We are lucky to have a vocational school here that teaches all the trades plus a few other things that equip kids to find a career right out of high school. I think I'm going to encourage my grandson to be a repair man...definitely a field in need.

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  8. We've been through that with refrigerators several times! No one wants to repair them anymore. The parts are too expensive or hard to get, or now that they are so high tech most old time appliance repairmen haven't been trained to fix them. And I know I had to order our most recent new refrigerator and wait a couple of weeks. Thankfully, our old one was limping along just barely...Mostly the freezer part was bad. I hope you love your new one. I will be praying for you and Tim tomorrow as you go over the test results, etc. Praying for peace of mind. God's got you covered, my friend. (((hugs)))

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    1. The wait to order appliances is really something. It's worse than ever because of the pandemic, shortages, etc. It kills me, too, that the stripped down basic frig was nearly as much as the big monster one was 3 years ago. Ridiculous! Thank you for your prayers. I'm trying to trust, but you know how it goes. That worry can creep in the second you let your guard down.

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  9. Hi Stacy, I am glad you got the frig issue worked out. I hope all is well with you and your hubby! That book about emotional child neglect sounds interesting. I have had issues with that. I am more at peace now. Happy Friday!

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  11. I am running so far behind...keeping you both in prayer. I had blood work done on Wed. --all my numbers went down and I lost 25 lbs. The only hitch was the antibody test, never mind...so, your going back to work? Awesome sauce, grin. Wishing you a beautiful Mother's Day.

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