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).