Wednesday, August 19, 2009

When life kicks you in the groin

The big things make life hard. Yet, it's the constant little things which can make you want to poke your eye out with a stick.

Spending hours with your husband wrestling on a riding mower belt ... only to discover it's 2 inches too short.

Bug bites that wake you all night because you scratch in your sleep.

Spending a crazy amount of time with your whole family, clearing away brush and small trees along the highway. Needing to make your sign more visible. Took this long just to get permission to do so. Finally getting the lights installed, with the whole "dawn to dusk" timer. Making a massive spectacle of yourselves while half of south Texas watches and honks (hauling away the brush via a small trailer attached to the riding mower). Then, having everyone eat and shower, so you can go on a fun little drive in P.J.'s to see the results of your labor at night ... only to discover the newly installed lights weren't working.

Blowing a fuse in the trailer while in the middle of cooking dinner (bought a hot plate and an electric skillet to save propane - and plugged them in at the same time - yes, I'm an idiot). You can cook just as well outside. That's the joy of living in an RV park. Lots of electrical outlets near picnic tables!

Trying to fix the light on the stove vent hood, and upon popping off the cover you inadvertently drop two dead dirt daubers and their nest into the pot of boiling pasta. Why yes, I DID fish them out and keep on boiling. Shut up. Money's tight, and so is time.

When my feet get just a tiny bit sweaty, my shoes start farting with every step.

I should be a reality show - just me.


Llama Momma said...

You might pitch this as a reality show, actually. It could be called, "Holy crap I own an RV park."

I like you, Christine. :-)

Summer said...

Last week on TLC there was a show about a family of 6 living in an RV, homeschooling, and traveling across America. So there's your leg up to get the reality show going. Think of all the endorsement deals. LOL

jana said...

Hey this has nothing to do with this post but I was reading Newsweek (8-24 & 31) (which i don't really like) but they said that the average american uses 57 sheets of toilet paper a day and burn through 36.5 billion rolls each years. Which cost 15 million trees, 17.3 terawattts of electricity and more than 473 billion gallons of water. Made me think of you (in a nice way) Have a great day. As always LOVE THE POSTS.

Anonymous said...

I read that article too, Jana. I wonder if Christine installed bidets if that would be a particular draw for an environmentally friendly RV park? "Come to Hill Shade, where you don't even have to wipe yer @$$!"

OMG, I'm going to piss myself laughing...

Christine honey, the law of cooking outside is that no matter what falls into it, you can still eat it. Especially if no one sees it. And if it falls on the ground, rinse it off, quick.

This may be why no one wants to go camping with me.

Love you!!!!!!

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

Hey, in some parts of the world people would have left the dirt daubers in the pasta. Extra protein! I've lived in worse conditions in Africa as a missionary kid & survived. You will too! :) Your family are in my prayers daily.

Dia por Dia said...

Remind me to bring food next time I visit... :-) I'd watch the reality show and laugh with you NOT at you.


Brenda said...

I can't wait until you are saying "Remember when.."

(((((hugs)))), mosquito repelent and lights

Cammie said...

I think Corey and I could be good friends!

Sounds like Murphey's law is working against you! I am praying for you though. I know God has great things in store!!!


Diana said...

At least you haven't lost your sense of humor amidst all of it. Thanks for sharing the ride! If I'm ever in south Texas with an RV, I'm definately staying at your place!

denie heppner said...

so do you want to go back to pastoring yet? :))))

Kat said...

I read the header for this entry as 'When life kicks in your groin' (not surprisingly, I'm 16 weeks pregnant) and thought "ooooh she's got an announcement....".

Sorry life sucks at the moment - little things are of the devil. We can deal with the big stuff and feel like heroes, but the little things - oh my don't get me started! x

Unknown said...

Oh dear!!! Stress stress!! :( Your God did bless you with a sense of humor though. Thank him for that!