Monday, October 24, 2011

When it Rains, it Pours (Literally)


Well, it's been one heck of a week over here. First, just as we were packing to leave for Ohio on Tuesday, an upstairs pipe burst in our apartment building and we had a leak of epic proportions. I'm talking water streaming down the bedroom and kitchen walls. Which is never a good thing. Almost a week later, we're still trying to get our apartment management to actually FIX the damage, dealing with mildewed belongings, and just thanking G-d that the scrappy room was spared. Thank heaven for small mercies:)

If that wasn't interesting enough, as we drove into Columbus on Wednesday, I got four phone calls from my parents in a five minute period. What was the emergency, you ask? Oh, just some wild animals on the loose in Zainesville, Ohio. About 50 animals to be exact! Zainesville happens to have one of the best Targets in our grand nation (in my humble opinion), but I didn't really want to fight a cheetah for the last Missoni tidbits, so I passed.

And then, to cap off the day. . . . S got hit by a car Wednesday night as he walked home from the synagogue. Thank G-d he escaped with only a concussion, but needless to say it was very VERY stressful. Emergency rooms are not usually on my holiday roundup. A few days later, I still look over at him all the time and feel overwhelmed with gratitude that he's still here. And fear, because loving someone is scary business. You never know exactly how things will end, and life can change in a moment, with the sudden rush of taillights on a dark road.

So with all of the stress going on right now, I'm mostly grateful. Grateful that these are my problems, and not another set. I'll take 'em!

21 comments:

  1. Oh Keshet! I'm so sorry that this happened to you. So thankful to hear that S is okay! How scary! I'm ending awesome vibes your way.

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  2. Oh my gosh, Keshet! I'm so glad your husband is ok. How awful!!
    Also glad to hear you didn't get eaten by a lion or mauled by a bear while visiting your family. Here's to dry, wild animal free days ahead.
    Sending the good mojo for a peaceful week ahead :)

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  3. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I'm so glad S is ok. WOW. I'm glad you are all safe. I'm sorry about your apt. You know I've been dealing with those issues as well, and it just plain sucks! Hope this week is a lot less eventful than last.

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  4. Oh wow! That is a lot for one month, one year even, but all that in one little time frame—Goodness! Glad all is OK and that you have such an upbeat outlook on things. HUG!

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  5. ...so many things to be grateful for as the new year begins...

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  6. Oh Keshet you have had a rough run! Here's hoping that was all your stress for the year compressed into a very short space of time. I am so glad your husband is ok and you avoided becoming tiger snacks.

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  7. Oh Keshet - how scary. So lucky that your hubby is ok. Hopefully everything will be fixed soon. Sending hugs!

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  8. Really? All this in one week?...
    Glad to hear you both are ok, being hit by a car, so scary!
    Wishing you only happy events for the rest of the year!

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  9. Oh my goodness! How scary! I love that at the end of all this you are grateful! Take care x

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  10. Ekkkk, what a bunch of not nice things! Good for the good stuff in the middle. We had a big leak one time and yuk on the mess.

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  11. So glad he was okay! Scary! My husband got hit by a car 2 years ago while on his bike and he also escaped major injury. Not a fun experience and reminds me to be thankful for him daily--and not sweat the small stuff!

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  12. What a week!! I laughed out loud at the wild animals... I thought that only happened in the movies :)
    So sorry about the car hitting (crazy scary!) and water leak. I like your attitude though - way to look on the positive side.

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  13. Wishing you a healthy winter and hope that your husband fully recovers.
    As you said, may those be your problems and nothing else!!!
    How are you feeling?
    Take care,
    Talia

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  14. Oh my my poor sweet girl - just came in to check up on you and see this! So sorry!! Hang in there!!!

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  15. Scary experience. So glad that your husband is okay. Remember to take care of yourself too!

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  16. I am so happy that your husband is okay. I'm sure that must have been a terrifying experience for you. Hoping and praying that your life can have a period of calm after all these storms!

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  17. Oh my! How frightening! So glad that he is ok. I hope you're able to clean up soon too.

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  18. Thank goodness everything turned out ok but I totally see what you mean re. loving someone being scary business - I was thinking the exact same thing last night -- made the mistake of watching criminal minds then got all spooked and realized that now that I'm married with a baby I just think about things differently, and I'm sure that just multiplies as we will add to our family.

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  19. OH Keshet...I'm so sorry you've had such a bad week!! (((Hugs))) Here's to smooth sailing the rest of the pregnancy!!!

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  20. Oh no Keshet! What a week you had! Sending lots of hugs!

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