I've been dreading writing this post... but here goes
The last three weeks have been busy.
Busy catching up with Mike, enjoying being a family unit again, planting fruit trees, building raised vege patches, installing our homemade compost turner ( courtesy of my lovely Mike )
And then there was my eldest boy turning 10! ( it's still sinking in )
But it's also been a rollercoaster of emotions for us in the last couple of week. The day after we waved goodbye to Mike ( again ), I hit a real emotional low. The thought of having to wait another 4 to 6 weeks before our family was reunited again, really got me down.
Only two days later, Mum told me to pack the car and stay with her for a couple of days... It was horrible night, raining and blowing a gale outside and it was getting dark when we left, but I was happy for any type of escape, so I packed the kids,
and headed down the road.
We'd only got 8kms down the road, when I came around the corner to see a tree lying in the road, I slammed my brakes on, and yip you guessed it ....CRASH!!.... ( write off )
This is where I can only say the following
I'm grateful.... No one got hurt
I'm grateful... that I managed to send enough txt messages to get help before the reception cut out
I'm grateful... for a friendly local stopping to help, on the way home from milking. And along with my neighbours help and herself they drove us back home.
I'm also grateful for my neighbours continued help, they have done milk runs, rubbish runs and are dropping off and picking up my kids from the bus stop everyday!
But of course when it rains it pours, the day after the crash my water ran out... So I'm grateful to our plumber who arrived 10 mins after I rang him ( the water pump ceased ) and promptly called in a favour to get the water truck to arrive that day :)
And the support just keeps on coming... yesterday I had an offer for the use of a car, from the guy who grazes our land, ( I've only met him twice ) and then today the cable man ( yip finally gave in and got TV ) offered some free topsoil for our raised garden beds!
So as you can see, even though it's been rough couple of weeks, and poor Mike wishes he could do more from afar, I have been recently reminded, that I'm very fortunate to be surrounded by a such friendly community.
I know that this is a very vague post and there more to this story, but mentally I just couldn't write it in any otherway...
During the last week, I've found, doing alot painting, sewing and knitting, has helped me keep my spirits up... so I'll share soon.