Saturday, January 16, 2010

Odds and ends ...................

The new thermostat for my dryer finally came Thursday afternoon. Hubby put it on the dryer as soon as he got home from work. I was looking forward to catching up on the laundry, but it was not to be. We had spent $100.00 on parts and the dryer still would not heat. I ended up calling around Friday morning and found a repairman who came out that afternoon and fixed it. He replaced another thermostat. I probably should have called someone to begin with. Next time I'll know better.

Whenever I would catch myself wanting to complain about my dryer not working, I would think about the people in Haiti - people who are hurt, homeless, and have no food or water. I cannot comprehend the devastation that has occurred. I see the pictures on TV, but they just don't seem real. My heart goes out to everyone who has been touched by this tragedy. Seeing the pain and deplorable conditions the people of Haiti are having to endure makes me realize how very priviledged and lucky I am. I certainly have no right to complain about anything.

Our weather has warmed up the last few days. I went out for awhile this afternoon and did some raking. Sure was nice getting out in the sun and fresh air. Tomorrow we are suppose to get rain. I tell myself - each day of winter we make it through, means that spring is one day closer. Hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend.

7 comments:

Linda said...

It's raining every day here and will until the middle to end of March or first of April, then everything will break out in blooms. We'll have beautiful green grass and bright spring blossoms that will make us forget these dreary days.

Arkansas Patti said...

You are so right.It is almost impossible to complain these days. If you need to put a face to the awful pain of Haiti like I did, check out

mollyinhaiti.blogspot.com/

This beautiful 22 year old woman who worked with the children of Haiti was one of the so many to have lost her life.

KathyA said...

I've been thinking the same way about the annoyances in our life. I, too, cannot fathom the devastation. I keep thinking about the babies; the children. It breaks my heart.

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

"each day of winter we make it through, means that spring is one day closer" I really like that - and it can be applied to all different levels of our lives!

CountryDew said...

I'm glad the dryer is fixed, anyway!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

I know, when I start to complain or feel sorry for myself, I try to think of people who have it worse. There are so many. We are very lucky.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

We all are so blessed! I think sometimes it takes something so tragic for us all to become a bit more humble.