Friday, September 2, 2011

why i am glad august is over

It is finally September! Although the temperature is not one bit different than it was 3 days ago, just saying the word "September" makes me feel cooler.

But I am glad August is done because:

  • There was excessive heat warnings and an average monthly temperature of 107 degrees and a high for the month of 117 degrees.

  • Dave had a big pipe installation job during the excessive heat warning days. He was working in fiberglass insulation, in a hot attic for hours and hours each day.

  • We had a lot of car problems with each of our vehicles. The last hour of the month, in fact, Rachel had a dead battery and a flat tire within 45 minutes of each other.

  • There was an unexpected death in the family that brought some heartache.

  • We had some unexpected travel expenses (fogged in airport, missed connection flight, had to buy a second set of last minute airline tickets for three people).

  • We had to do a lot of changing of insurance - cars, truck, business. That is always a hard project.

  • I had a very painful (and expensive) root canal and other miscellaneous (and expensive) dental work.

  • Roxanne's wedding has been called off. It was a difficult decision, but seemingly the right one. Things ended on friendly terms, but still a heartbreaking thing to go through.

  • Brady wrote a couple of letters home and expressed some struggles. He will get through them just fine, but I sure wanted to pick up the phone and talk with him.

    Here's hoping September is a little cooler and a little less expensive.


Suzanne Barker said...

I agree, laid out like that, it sounds like it was a tough month. September is definately going to be better. I know this.

Heidi said...

That is a lot for one month. I agree with Suzanne, September will definitely be better!

Lauri said...

Wow...even though I knew mostbofbthis, when you put it together in one list, it sounds horrible.

You forgot to mention why you're really excited about September.... It's your BIG birthday!!!!!