|Saturated Daffodil by hachmom|
See this daffodil? She emerged saturated but still standing after a recent
Why is things always give out or give up around the house in pairs (at least)? I know when it rains it pours, but April was rough. About 2 weeks ago the car suddenly started emitting clouds of smoke. The radiator, it turns out, has developed a large hole, well beyond patching, it needs replacing. The car doctor quotes a scary figure. There is another car, but structurally it is in worse shape than the first. Currently it starts when the key is turned, although the driver must ignore the shuddering sounds it makes while in motion.
This is not the month for major repairs, or any other emergency expenses. May brings college decision day on the 1st (complete with non refundable deposit), prom, multiple orchestra, choir and dance engagements, a high school graduation (and graduation party) and a middle school graduation. We really needed the mechanical world to co-operate. Instead the Boys computer took another dive. This time it is not repairable, although they are able to salvage the hard drive data.
After a while you just want to throw up your hands and say "Really, Universe?"
Tuesday i went to put clothes in the dryer. I turned the knob but the expected tumbling motion did not occur. As a matter of fact nothing occurred. Motor fried. Not worth fixing in a 7 yr old dryer. At least its spring I thought. We can hang clothes on the line. Which is what I did this morning before I left for work for four hours of overtime. You guessed it about 9 am the heavens opened and down came the rain to wash the spiders out and give the clothes an extra rinse cycle.
It cost a dollar more than usual at the Laundromat to dry the thoroughly saturated clothes.
I know in the great scheme of things this is minor stuff. Most of the things we spend our lives fretting over are. I know all about chilling out and taking the long view. The wheel of Fortune will turn our way at some point. I know we should be grateful that on the whole all is well. But sometimes we just need a good cry over all life's little curve balls.
So as I said before, this daffodil and I understand each other. We have faith all these April showers will bring May flowers, but we hope it will be this May.
Right now it feels more like its time to build an ark.
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