Monday, December 1, 2014

When Life Hands You Lemons

     We took a break from homeschooling for Thanksgiving week, and instead focused on family, friends, and food. With a few other things life threw at us in the mix.

     My hitting a raccoon on the way home from Christmas pageant practice the other week was made to look trivial when Mr. Pepper hit a deer, totally disabling our van. It's times like this I'm thankful for insurance.
    
     This morning we were ready to dig into a brand new week of school, having a break was making everyone feel like getting back to learning. We had barely cracked our books open when our oldest son discovered there is something seriously wrong with our dog.

     Everyone was sure he is dying, and somehow floods of tears don't mix well with anything we had planned to study. I'm actually surprised we made it through our scheduled lessons for the day. Our dog is still breathing, somehow. Whether he survives the day until Mr. Pepper gets home with our only working vehicle remains to be seen.

     Until then I feel pretty helpless. This is not the way I had looked forward to starting a new week, or the month of December.

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  1. Oh I'm so sorry to hear about all of these trials. I hope it's not anything seriously wrong with you dog. That would not be a good way to start the month out.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Not looking too good for our dog. Definitely not a good way to start a new month!

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  2. Sorry to hear about your calamities over the weekend. We have insurance, but have a big deductible...and guess what? The repair fell within the deductible.

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    1. Thankfully our insurance deductible for deer related accidents is very low.

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  3. Oh no! Sorry to hear about the deer and the van. I hope your dog will be ok; we love ours immensely.

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    1. Sadly it doesn't look to hopeful for our dog. It's hard, especially since he feels like a member of the family.

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