Garage saga.

We were heading to bed; and when I say "we" I mean I was heading to bed while Dave went to play his games.
I shut the garage with a quick push on the button and a large bang sounds. Dave ahead me if something was in the way. Nope.
Then we spend like 45 minutes examining it before we realize the arm had broken off, so we can't even manually open it.
I've been back to work for a total of three weeks and have almost zero PTO, but it was pretty clear that I wasnt going anywhere in the morning.
Repair man is due between 8-10 am. He rolls up at 950 am. When the arm broke, the only remaining spring broke  and one of the wheels. It will take almost two hours to fix and a big chunk of money.
It's a good thing my job just awarded me a quarterly bonus. We were going to use it as a buffer.
My lesson here is n ever use money as a buffer, always have a plan because the house or your children will need it.



I had a dream last night. The setting was my parent's house. I was trying desperately to get to my dad, I needed to tell him something really important.
Every time I would find him, my whole body would seize up and I would end up on the floor, frozen in motion.
I would catch sight of his feet or his back as he walked out of the room. I tried to yell and then I tried to scream for him, but only my breath made noise. It's hoarse, sorry sound didn't make it to him.
Not the greatest start to my day.
Then there he was; on my phone, in the words by Dieter Uchtdorf.
"Because we are made of the stuff of eternity. We are eternal beings, children of the Almighty God, whose name is Endless and who promises eternal blessings without number. Endings are not our destiny."
"When we are grateful to God in our circumstances, we can experience gentle peace in the midst of tribulation.....Being grateful in times of distress does not mean that we are pleased with our circumstances. It does mean that through the eyes of faith we look beyond our present-day challenges.
This is not a gratitude of the lips but of the soul. It is a gratitude that heals the heart and expands the mind."
It seems totally random to everyone, but this is exactly what I needed to hear. I could use some "healing of the heart".