THIS AND THAT RURAL THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 1, 2012

First, a special thanks to all those leaving comments on yesterday’s post- it really is a cheery thing and the were  much-needed reads on this particular day.

Second, photo today is from two years ago today – haven’t been out with camera in almost a week, so just about out of fresh photos.

Third, this day is off to a humdinger of a start. 

  • Andy left well before 7 a.m. for court in Helena (with Tank happily riding in the back of the car), and I put J on the bus and came to the office to be greeted by emails from client who is having a crisis of mental health (in my opinion), which was less than pleasant to deal with, and based on past behaviors, could be frightening if client decides to follow through on threat to come to the office where I am all alone for most of the day.
  • Andy called shortly before 8 a.m. to inform me that a deer jumped out in front of him on the two lane road as he was heading to court in Helena – please call court and tell them he’ll be late; he is fine (honestly, I forgot Tank was with him and didn’t even ask), but car will need to be repaired – no left side mirror left and other damage. 
  • UPDATED: ANDY JUST CALLED AND SAID THAT TANK WAS FINE, MIGHT EVEN HAVE SLEPT THROUGH THE BIG EVENT, AND THAT IT DIDN’T HAPPEN ON THE TWO LANE, BUT ON THE SHORT STRETCH OF INTERSTATE HE USED THIS MORNING – SO HE WAS GOING ABOTU 70 MPH WHEN HE HIT THE DEER.  HE POINTED OUT THAT THERE IS A CERTAIN HUMOR IN THE FACT THAT HE SPENT 4 HOURS WITH J ON SUNDAY WALKING AROUND FIELDS WITH A LOADED GUN LOOKING FOR A DEER AND DIDN’T SEE A SINGLE ONE, BUT TODAY THERE IS ONE THAT CAME AND FOUND HIM, BUT CANNOT BE PUT INTO OUR FREEZER.
  • This is the first of the month, so I’m nose to the grindstone with time sheets and getting us paid for last month’s work, which is never my favorite job.

Oh, the life we live.  But those comments that were there to greet me this morning from yesterday’s post were a joy – email from crazy client off-set by kindness from lovely folks!

Mini version of the gratitude list is in order even though it isn’t Monday (my mental health needs to be reminded that we’re being looked after by a God who knows all the details and does provide!

1488.  Andy not injured when the deer hit the car

1489.  Car still functions sufficiently to get Andy to court and home

1490.  There is a lock on the office door so if mental health crisis client comes knocking, I am safe

1491.  We have insurance to cover the deer damage – they waive the deductible in these circumstances as we learned four years ago

1492.  Doing the billing means we have income pending, which is always a good thing

1493.  J had an almost private lesson in karate yesterday (he and one other boy) because the other students didn’t come – presumably because of trick-or-treating.  He loved the lesson, learned a lot, and was really boosted by that much direct interaction with his teacher.

See, even in the worst of days there are things to be thankful for, and I am now ready to head off and get that billing done (safely, with the door locked).

I’m sharing this post with Rural Thursdays and This or That Thursdays  and Thursdays Favorite Things Hop – won’t you come join us?

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8 thoughts on “THIS AND THAT RURAL THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 1, 2012

  1. So glad the deer incident didn’t hurt anyone!

  2. pat

    Hope your day has improved as it went along, and so glad that no one was hurt (except maybe the deer?) and that the damage to the car is minor. I had to laugh at the photo; the way the 2 front sheep are standing, with the rear one mostly hidden, it appears to be a two-headed sheep! Didn’t know they raised those in Montana!

  3. Sounds like a crazy day! I love that you ended it with a gratitude list 🙂

    Visiting from Katherine’s Corner 🙂

    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

  4. Hope you can save some of that deer meat! I always found it delicious:) It’s good to count your blessings!

  5. I’m glad your husband and Tank are fine – cars can be repaired and you are fortunate that they waive the deductible (we didn’t have such luck when my husband had a similar encounter years back). You are so right in that there is always something to be thankful for each and every day, it just seems sometimes they barely make it afloat amid the rest of the crap.

    Have a blessed and happy tomorrow.

  6. Hope your day ended on a much happier note!

  7. Nancy

    My hubby has hit a deer almost every year we have lived here. It’s a geographical hazard. Glad you are able to see the bright side of things. xo

  8. scary…great photos…happy you are safe. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Monday wishes xo P.S. sorry I’m so late visiting 🙂

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