I keep putting off an update post about the month hiatus I claimed, but catching up on work is taking all my time. Well, it may not be the top two things on anyone else’s desk this week, but certainly on mine.
My granddaughter, Sydney’s, birth, after many sleepless nights! Go ahead, say it, “Ain’t she so cute?” She arrived July 3, weighing in at 9.1 lbs and measuring 22 ½ inches! OMGosh she gave my daughter a difficult time, then they both experienced complications. Both are doing better. 🙂
I’ve promised my daughter and son-in-law that pics would not get passed around. Keep these to yourself, okay?
Smooth sailing, baby and mum go home and I visit daily, trekking the 70 minute one-way trip through traffic and torrential rains. But on July 11th, bright and early a hot water heater pipe burst, flooding my living room. Now I have to say, I’m always looking on the bright side, so I was thankful it didn’t happen a week earlier, when no one was home and the whole house could have floated away!
The damage is minimal compared to those of you who have been flood victims, and my heart hurts for you. I cannot imagine the depth of loss. And the insurance company, Allstate, deserves special shoutouts. They knew how much traveling I was doing. Not only did they contact the mitigation team, get that all ironed out, but the check really was in the mail! My house is just short of back to normal. Cause, really what is normal?
I began this as a hide and seek post, and I certainly mean it. There are numerous tales to draw on, from the nurses sharing crackers with us as we camped out at the hospital, to my midnight experience at a McDonald’s, witnessing a car accident and stopping to help a young mother of two… 😉
Have you looked at your day to see what you might find? Normal moments with just a twist are a writer’s playground. I wish you happy seeking, and may your writing find all those wonderful stories. It’s good to be back!