What do you do when you are rearranging large pieces of furniture, have sweat dripping off and your cell phone rings? Ignore it, of course! What happens then when your land line starts ringing immediately after the cell phone quits and your STILL pushing that same large dresser? Again, ignore it! What about when the cell phone starts ringing yet AGAIN???
Answer it, 'cuz there is someone who desperately wants to get in touch!
That's what happened yesterday as Sarah and I were rearranging her bedroom furniture. And I'm so gld that I did answer the call because it was my niece, Mara. She was at the airport with a very long lay-over (about 6 hours) and wondered if we had time to meet with her.
Yes, yes, yes, of course we can! With some quick arranging we headed off to the airport! As we left the house, a summer thunderstorm was brewing. We quickly realized, just a mile down the road, that the storm was a wicked one. Debris was scattered all over and a tree had fallen across the road. We were not delayed long as 2 enterprising men quickly removed the tree with a chain and their truck! We wouldn't realize how bad the storm was until our arrival home, several hours later.
Our visit with Mara was short but wonderful. We hadn't see her in two years and what a difference those years made! Mara was coming from a medical "camp" at Georgetown University. She is going into 10th grade but has already decided that she wants to go into the medical field. So she spent a week watching an autopsy, diagnosing illnesses and listening to lectures! She received two college credits and tons of excitement!
After a long dinner (can't believe how LONG we were in the restaurant, so glad we didn't have a plane to catch!) and some catch-up, it was unfortunately time for Mara to leave! With hugs and kisses we sent Mara to meet her plane.
Back home we went to find our garage door up and all of the power out! Seems that the storm was pretty powerful, we surmised that the electrical surge may have caused the garage door to go up. Not sure how long the power had been out but it sure had the cats nervous. With candles lit, we sat down expecting a long, uncomfortable night (very hot, with 80% humidity outside).
Imagine our delight when the electricity popped back on about 30 minutes later. Oh, another moment of unexpected joy!