Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's Been a Good Day...


Thank you for all the concern yesterday. We are doing well. I haven't been back to the houses since the flood. Wes and Rusti had a crew there yesterday clearing out furniture, mattresses and anything else that couldn't be salvaged. As I was trying to fight the mud from coming in Monday, I was picturing how many times I've seen images like this on my T.V. when living in the states. WOW! It was crazy to be fighting it and by myself. In fact Landon was still sleeping in our backroom when the water really started rising fast. I knew then I needed to get the kids out. I fell quite a few times with all the slippery mud, once Dallin saw me hit pretty hard. We got a HUGE laugh out of it and I said something like, "What, I'm not as cool as Indiana Jones?" From that point on I used the "Indiana Jones" card. Laughter does make everything easier don't you think?
I have been impressed with Wes sister. She has handled this situation well. She came in on the truck with Wes. She saved what she could and got her dogs out. Her family should be very proud!

So that is the end of that. No more posts on our flood. Tomorrow, you'll hear about our sweetie's baptism.
Our view for the next few days. I can't complain!

8 comments:

Christine said...

Looks like a good view to enjoy while you wait!

Kristen said...

you have the best attitude! AND the best view:)

Christina said...

wow-this is CRAZY!!! i love that you were able to laugh even for just a bit--thats how i handle things..

i showed jon one of the photos of inside the house--he says "hey thats not bad"-im like WHAT??? thats WATER!! too funny--he had no idea..

Maryann said...

The new place looks pretty nice!! Hope you enjoy it while it lasts. That view seems pretty relaxing.

Lara said...

Do you find this whole thing a little surreal? Glad you are all safe and well and still have the best attitude ever!

Heather Anderson said...

You have such an amazing attitude and handle things so calmly! You are an GREAT! I love that you thought to take pics as this was all happening and the Indiana Jones idea is so funny I love it! I am glad you have a good view to enjoy and that everyone is safe.

Also just wanted to thank you for the link to the chore charts that has come in "handi" this summer:)

loubige said...

So I'm trying to think of something positive to say here....this is what I came up with. How good that you didn't take all your belongings down to Costa Rica--the majority of it would most likely be damaged. I'm glad you guys are okay--that's scary. Good job Indy. :-)

Tonja said...

Ambrea told me what happened with the flooding so I had to "check on you". You are so positive. I know it's worse than what you are saying. You are a great example of staying positive even though it's crazy everywhere. I agree with the laughing part. Seriously, if you don't laugh, you'll cry so you might as well laugh. It's funner anyway. Do I make sense?