Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Survivor Men!

Mitchell and Tyrone in "The Great Outdoors"

My boys are addicted to the outdoors. We've had amazing weather here over the last several days, with today being a little bit cooler, but still . . . the boys just got off the bus and haven't even come inside yet. As soon as they were ready for school this morning, they headed straight outside to play until the bus arrived the pick them up. I suspect that this will be their regular pattern from now until the end of June.

I'm so very grateful for this place we call home. Despite our water and sewer issues, God is good . . . all the time! The happiness and joy I see in my boys as they play Survivorman, MacGyver, or Little House on the Prairie while they're outside in our huge yard, far outweighs the challenges we've experienced of late.

I imagine the remainder of their afternoon will consist of them playing, me calling them in for supper (which they'll protest about) and then asking me if they can go outside again as soon as supper is done. They just don't seem to get enough! But I'm glad. They get along much better when they play outdoors for some reason. And their imaginations run wild. I love to watch them play.

Now, if only I could get motivated to tackle all my yard work that awaits me! I enjoy the outdoors too, but not as much as my boys or my husband. I want to make this place more beautiful than it already is, but that will entail long hours of gardening and yard work. Hopefully I'm up for the challenge.

Septic system update: We had the pump on our septic tank replaced today. $842.70 later, I can now do laundry, run the dishwasher, have a shower and flush the toilet if I so desire. Thank goodness! Unfortunately, more expenses await us in the future. But, God continues to provide. We just found out today that we've been approved for a home equity line of credit, so that if disasters like this happen in the future, we won't have to panic about where the funds are going to come from to pay for our expenses.

I said it before and I'll said it again: God is good . . . all the time!

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Becky said...

I can hardly wait till I get to watch my boys play together like that. They are already pretty good at the fighting parts...

Beba said...

I am glad that septic things are done! Kisses for your boys from Daria and me :)