Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Jade!

When one thinks of 9-11 we usually think of the bad things that happened against our country a few years ago. But now I have something to be happy about. Today is Jade's birthday. The picture above was taken last night with my cell phone camera. When we went to get Jade, the Bennett family had prepared a nice supper for us. Their daughter Jordane had baked a birthday cake for Jade. What a wonderful birthday surprise treat for Jade and for all of us.

Tonight we will celebrate again.

The Good, Bad and the Ugly
It was so wonderful to get back home to Tennessee last night and see Jade and our wonderful friends in Tennessee. That was the Good.

The Bad was what we knew before we came home. And that was that we had a water leak in one of our bathrooms. Luckily, our son, Kevin, found it before we returned home. He got the leak stopped, and called our insurance company and had Service Master working to dry things out. When we came in the garage we were welcomed by numerous blowers and dehumidifiers. What could be worse?

Well that was bad... but now the UGLY. When we came into the house we realized the air conditioning was not working. I checked the temperature and it was 88 degrees inside. The repair people came this morning... and guess what? It's time to replace the unit. That's UGLY.

Things like this are part of life. I'm still smiling, and thankful for all the goodness we have in this life.

Quote of the Day

Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes
a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
~James Buckham

Joke of the Day

Seniors are worth a fortune.
They have silver in their hair, gold in their teeth,
stones in their kidneys and gallbladder, lead in their feet,
and gas in their stomach.


Mandy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jade! Have a great one!!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to Jade. Sorry to hear about your woes in the plumbing and A/C dept...