Okay, so today’s “miracle” is almost too silly to mention.
About a year or two ago my husband started getting more gray hairs. Not quite enough to dye, but noticeable. At 43/44 that was not too abnormal. What is abnormal is that I can’t find them any more. His hair looks like it did about five years ago, just a few here and there. They have almost completely gone back to his original hair color. Could someone please explain to me what is going on! Not that I am complaining, but I have no idea why this is happening. We have our suspicions, but medically it is not supposed to work that way. He is also getting thinner and he is getting his energy back. Cool.
I wrote a letter to a friend last week. I was worried about him and just wanted to be in touch. I couldn’t find a generic friendship card so I mailed the letter in a get well soon card, hoping it wouldn’t be too weird. In a sad coincidence the letter should have gotten there only hours after he was actually admitted to the hospital. More appropriate than it was intended to be.
I was driving home from work yesterday and I heard someone yelling from two cars over. I tried to ignore it, but it was really loud. I couldn’t quite make out what the person was saying, or who they are talking to so while we were waiting at the light I turned to see who was screaming. Someone had a sheep in the back of their pick-up truck, and it was not overly happy about being there.
We were visiting teaching this morning and had one new sister we had not gotten a hold of yet. When my partner reached in her purse to call her again, water had spilled all over everything. The paper and information were completely wet and blurred. The only thing that was dry was a little spot that contained a completely legible phone number, and most of a first name. We had what we needed!
We only get rain a few days a year here. When we do it is often at night. This creates an occasional problem because I consistently neglect my dried out and heat battered windshield wipers. Then when it does rain, I can’t see, but it doesn’t last long so I just drive carefully, promise myself I’ll remember to replace them this time, then forget for another six months.
We did our safety inspection early this year, and I actually remembered to replace my wipers rather than get another warning. This was all one week before it rained!
I sometimes wonder about coincidences. I don’t know, is this a coincidence or something else?
Not to entirely brag, but my children are quite a bit more intelligent than average. Just a lucky combination of genes or something, but they all are. Anyhow, a few months back we rescued a puppy, just a random puppy off the internet. I knew nothing about breeds, about this particular animal, nothing about even raising dogs. It was just a spur of the moment thing because the timing felt right. Now we have this puppy in obedience training to help both the puppy and us learn how to best live together. The trainers are amazed at how quickly he is learning everything. You show him a command and after the second or third time he has already learned it, and after 5 minutes he has it mastered. They credit him with being mostly poodle, and I guess poodles are highly intelligent and trainable. It has gotten to the point where I sort of feel badly for the other puppies in the class because he makes them all look so slow, and I’m sure they aren’t. What are the odds that this particular dog ended up in this particular home?
This particular puppy is also very needy and constantly craves interaction with people. What are the odds that he would end up in a home with a lot of children and other pets, where he is constantly surrounded by the people and attention he craves? Very suspicious if you ask me!
Keeping used cars running takes a little money, and a lot of luck. It also takes more knowledge and experience than I have, so this next post is probably more about saving me from my own ignorance than anything else.
We have an extra car sitting in our garage. I personally see no need to have more cars than drivers, but we held on to it because it was paid for and we will have extra drivers home for the summer, and a new driver a few months after that. It had been running really rough and not always shifting properly, but it would be good one day, bad the next. Then the silly alarm system kept going off at all hours, so we finally just disconnected the battery. Since then it has been sitting, gathering dust, with a flat tire as a bonus. What a waste of garage space I thought.
Decided it was time to see if it would run again or not – basically registration is coming up. Hubby pulled the tire, found a large nail, and got that fixed. Then he pulled out the battery that was no longer holding the charge, found it well past its life expectancy, and replaced it. For the price of a flat repair and new battery I feel like we have a new vehicle! We still need to test it out further, but it looks like the bad battery was probably the cause of all the sporadic issues we were having. Go figure.