He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the 13th came a day early

Wow what a day. I just don't even know how to tell you about the frustration, anger and yet laughable day we had yesterday. Mostly, it was a bad day for Jeff. I really felt bad for him as he just couldn't seem to get anything right. Let me start by saying that we recently ordered three new cabinets for our kitchen. We also borrowed my Dad's truck in order to pick up this cabinets.

So here it goes. A flashback of the day.

8 am - Jeff's on his way to work in my Dad's truck as he plans to pick up the cabinets on his way home from work. He realizes he has forgotten his badge.

8:30 am - Jeff calls to see when I'm leaving with Joshua to head to Hopkins. He decides he's going to just go pick up the cabinets and bring them home before work so that he can get his badge.

9:15 am - Somewhere in the 40 feet across the parking lot and into the lumber store, Jeff loses the keys to the truck. He searches. They are NO where to be found.

9:40 am - I arrive at the store on the way to Hopkins to help Jeff look. Can't find them. They have just disappeared.

10:00 am - Jeff has to call his Dad who is at our house with Adam and get him to come pick him up so that he can come home and grab his truck. Then he has to drive another half hour to my Dad's shop in order to pick up another set of key.

11:15 am - Jeff heads up to my parents for the extra set of keys.

11:45 am - Jeff turns on the road to my Dad's shop and realizes his truck is sluggish. Code for he's out of gas.

12:00 pm - Jeff coasts into the shop. Luckily Dad has gas tanks right there. He has to beg the secretary for gas.

12:30 pm - Jeff's on his way back home.

1:00 pm - Jeff arrives home. He realizes that my van has to go in to the shop today and needs to be dropped off at some point. In order to save a trip (haha) he drives the van to Annapolis and then his Dad picks him up to take him back to my Dad's truck.

2:00 pm - Jeff has finally started the truck and is now headed back home as he has decided he needs to come home before something really bad happens.

So poor Jeff. Hopefully he had fulfilled his bad day quota for a while. Meanwhile, I'm up at Hopkins where the doctors tell me Joshua is due for chemo next week. By my calculations, he's not due until the week after. I finally come home and look back in my notes as well as contact his actual doctor and yes, I'm right. Great. If I weren't on top of things, the "best hospital" would have made a mistake and treated my child too early.

In the end, these are small matters. Okay so maybe not the hospital making yet another mistake, but the truck issue and the bad day are all laughable issues. If cancer has taught us anything, it's taught us to take things with a grain of salt and to keep pushing forward. So today, Jeff was up and off to work. And believe me, he had a badge and I think some super glue for those keys!