...and every evening...and every moment.
It's been a doozy of a two day stretch. It all began yesterday morning when I was sitting writing my blog entry for my making things stretch blog. I had a feeling that I was going to be needing to trust God very soon. Little did I know.
I found water in my basement. A good size portion of my carpet was soaked. And so the journey began. I called the waterproofing company that did the job and someone is coming out Monday afternoon. I began the task of moving 3 huge IKEA bookcases and pulling up the carpet and the pad underneath. Then, I set about figuring out how to help it dry and putting fans out. Then I went to Lowe's and bought a sump pump for outside.
I went to my friend Kim's house for dinner--which was a huge blessing. I was exhausted. I came home and did our taxes and then shot an email to one of the elders of the church we attend asking for prayer as I tackled the sump pump.
He called this morning and offered to come by and do it for me. I took him up on it. He realized though that when he got here and saw the pit, it wouldn't do what I needed it to do. So, he said he'd make some phone calls and get back to me this evening.
This afternoon a friend from church brought me soup and muffin mix for dinner. It was truly such a blessing to me and Autumn loved the alphabet soup!
The elder from church did call later and I wasn't too worried. But, then an hour later, I went to check on the other sump pump that I had been avoiding checking and discovered water on the front wall too. No puddle though because the waterproofing system was doing what it was supposed to there.
I was so upset. I didn't have any idea of what that meant or what would have to be done. I cried and called a friend who's a contractor, but he was out. I left a message for the man from church and he called me back a bit later. He said he was coming over with another man from church who does waterproofing.
They were over in a half an hour. And they set my mind at ease. I understand my house a lot better now and I will be able to sleep not thinking that it's going to fall a part. Matt, the waterproofing fellow, said the system we had put in the house 2 1/2 years ago is a good one and at that crack, it's doing exactly what it's supposed to.
These past few weeks have been a doozy. I'm tired. 8 weeks down, 3 to go. 2 blizzards, 3 kids with pneumonia, everyone with the stomach bug (2 kids and me even at the same time), water in my basement... I think I need to go to sleep. But, I'm thankful for the Lord's provision. He has given me the strength I've needed even when I don't want it and I just want to give in to myself and cry. He has provided people to help me--people who will come right over and make time. I am blown away by this! I have been blown away by how God has taken care of my family during these past few weeks.
Now I really need to go to sleep. Thank you my friends for your prayers.