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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Weather and Stuff

When my oldest daughter and her family moved to Arizona, about all I knew about it was it was hot.
I had gone through there on my way to other places. I always feel really good in Arizona. I love the way the air feels. It smells really good too. The sky is so huge and blue.

I didn't know about the monsoons. I didn't know that they get so much rain. Today they will be getting hurricane Odile. They just had Norbert last week. They get thunder and lighting. This storm looks like it will be a big one and as the weatherman says, right where she lives to expect from 3 to 6 inches of rain. I can't even begin to tell you what it feels like to know my daughter and my grandchildren are in the path of a hurricane. When they moved there, it was a huge God thing. She moved to an apartment that her Mother-in-law picked out for them, in a town they didn't even know. It has turned out to be such a nice place, and yes, they get rain, but it isn't the flooding that some of the other areas get in Arizona.

 So I always do this ritual. I know that God has a plan for their lives. I know that He picked the place where they live and He will keep them as He has done, and will continue to do today and every day. I always go through and open my hands and give  them back to Him. I always want to hold them tight and shield them, but God always quietly asks my heart, " Will you trust me?"

I wanted to tell you about the air conditioner. Also a lesson I have learned. First the lesson. When things break, I am not going to complain. because it is a good thing. I know I didn't realize how bad things are until they are fixed.

That air conditioner has been so noisy. I constantly hear it all night long and all day. I had learned to live with it so I really had put it out of my mind. Then the guy fixed it. It doesn't make a sound now. I have to go right up to it to listen to see if it is even on.

This is the good thing/ bad thing that happened. The man that came to fix it I want to say, was professional, and went above any repairman I have seen in a long  time. He explained things to me and worked so hard. It was hot yesterday and I felt so sorry for him. He had taken the part of the air conditioner with the motor out to his truck to do something, when he got to the driveway for some reason the motor just fell out on to the cement and broke.

He came in to tell me, and as he had already been here a couple of hours, my heart fell into my shoes. I asked him how much would that cost, and he looked at me like I was nuts. He said, " I dropped it, it was my fault, there will be no charge I will replace it I just wanted you to know because I have to go buy a new part."  I kind of stared at him like he was crazy because the companies I have had out here before would have charged me for the part and then left and not came back for three days. Or if they did come back the part wouldn't fit and they would just make it fit. He left and was back in about 20 minutes.

He continued working and finally when he was finished he came to tell me and I couldn't believe the difference. He even said he cleaned our other units and didn't charge me for that. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and the unit upstairs didn't for the first time run 24 hours a day.

Maybe there will be wool in my future. I do wish I prayed more and worried less. Now off to the repair shop for the truck. I know that when it gets back it will be nice and fixed too. Or I hope. It really is true, that " the more things you own, the more they own you."

Have a lovely Wednesday,


" I guess that is what usually happens to parents,
When you're born they have to do your thinking for
you because you can't do too much of that yourself,
and then they get into the habit. They keep trying to
think for you practically all of your life."
---Banana Blitz, Florence Parry Heide, 1983


  1. wow! nice to have a great repairman with wonderful customer care!

  2. oh, what a blessing your a/c repairman was! Praise God! And, in God. xo

  3. Praying for Kessie and her family! Yikes! Such storms!
    How nice that the AC man was a champ! Hooray!
    You'll have wool.

  4. That's wonderful customer service! I hope he (and you!) have a great rest of the week. I never thought of Arizona as a place that would be affected by hurricanes either. Wow...prayers for safety.

  5. Now that's customer service ! Glad all is working again . I hope the storms aren't to bad for your family ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

  6. Always a plan I believe that too even though it is sometimes very difficult. Worry is not our friend but always seems to hang around.It will be fine MOM.
    About the repairman I am so impressed with his honesty and integrity. Hug B

  7. That is a very good ritual you have for your daughter and her family.
    So glad your repairman was the honest sort too!

  8. Don't worry about us! This storm
    Is turning into a huge dud. Most of it is moving off east, and we've had one cloudburst today. One. Not even any thunder. I'm so disappointed. Apparently everybody thought this storm would be terrible, because there's been a run on CVS for the last two days. Ryan is pulling his hair out.

    Aside from that, it's been a big dud! The last storm was way more interesting.

  9. Oh I'm so glad your AC is fixed and that you had such a nice repairman. How sweet he cleaned your other units too. And hurricane or not I'm totally jealous of Kessie! They may get lots of rain, but they aren't like New Orleans where they flood and flood from the surge of sea waters. They'll be fine. :)

  10. What a blessing to have a repairman with character! It is easy to know how relieved you are to have that A/C repaired by your writing. Hope there was a similar story with the truck! xo Nellie

  11. I could not live without a/c!! It's so important to value and respect all people who provide service for us. Many we could not live without! Pretty images today Kim!!

  12. Well, that's a new one on me- hurricanes in AZ? Seriously? I had no idea. We get them- every so often, but we're on the coast. I keep thinking either I don't know where AZ is located or those are some mighty powerful hurricanes. Nice to get a repairman like that. We have them here too. But not all of them are like that.

  13. The repairman has integrity and I bet everyone love him. I'm so glad that your A/C has been fixed and is now running quietly. What a great blessing.

    How nice of your daughter putting your mind at easy with the dud hurricane.

    Now I hope that your truck will be running like new when it comes out of the shop.

    Go ahead and order that wool, lol...

  14. I will say a pray that your daughter and her family are safe and sound.
    What a nice repairman. It restores and uplifts to have nice people put in your path.
    Please take care and blessings, Catherine

  15. Such a thoughtful post.
    Makes me pause, and think about a saying my Mom used to tell us kids: "If you're going to pray, don't worry, and if you're going to worry, don't bother praying".
    She wanted to teach us to trust in our Heavenly Father.
    I haven't thought about that saying in a while.... so thank you for the reminder to have prayer, then have faith in our Heavenly Father :)
    Thank you!!!

  16. Thank you for sharing both your stories today ... God used them to remind me to #1 keep my hands open when it comes to my daughter and my grands and #2 to pray more and worry less.

    It's such a sad state of affairs that when we encounter an honest, hardworking repair person, we're shocked. :-(

  17. So nice to find someone you can trust. Sadly it's a rarity these days.
    Sweet post. I hope your daughter and family survived unscathed.
    Hugs :)

  18. Keeping your daughter and family in my thoughts and prayers...Lovely, lovely did such a nice job color planning and hooking. Don't they say bad things come in three's? Hope the temperature has begun to dip, in the 30's here this evening...I am so not ready for cold weather!!! Have a lovely weekend...Hugs from Maine, Julie

  19. I can soooooooooo relate to this post, on worrying and letting Go of my children. I can also relate on broken items, my washing machine died and I just lost one of my clients, so I was walking down anxious path this morning, but you set me straight.
    So glad your A/C is fixed and also praising God for His loving hand on us all. Be anxious for says in His word.
    Have a great weekend.


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