Monday, August 29, 2011

Hallelujahs

We were spared. No flooding. Just one spot near our dining table where water seeped under the floorboards, almost dry already. My mom's apartment was pristine, and the worst thing we faced when we opened the doors of our apartment was the smell of my daughter's soccer cleats, which she had just dumped in the center of her room, leaving them to bake in the damp humid hermetically sealed house all weekend. If you know soccer players, you know the odor that greeted us. Now the house reeks of Febreze, the fans are stirring up the air, and oh, it is good to be back safe and sound. Best of all, my girl is home from all her summer adventures. Gosh, we miss her silly self when she is gone!

I have so much work, people. And another tax audit coming up—once they find you, they freakin stalk you! But after our last audit in March, I'm calm as can be. No more terror of the unknown. I will be here, possibly blogging a little less than usual, surrounded by papers and receipts, trying to find financial equilibrium and keep the old folks accompanied and cared for. Unless I decide to upload pics from this weekend instead! Either way, please bear with me if I'm commenting a little less. I will still be visiting and reading and loving you madly. Oh yes, I will.


15 comments:

  1. Well done, Angella, thankful, grateful, glad. Be well--and we know you've visited our blogs by the shadow you leave behind of angel's wings. xo

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  2. So glad that all is well and that your girl is back at home where she belongs:) I hate hearing that you are having to deal with this audit stuff again, but very grateful to know that it isn't driving you mad this time!

    Sending you love until you return!

    Big hugs,
    Debra

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  3. How horrid and headache-making tax (etc.) forms are.

    Good luck with them.

    Hope you find writing occasional posts a good brain-break from all those numbers.

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  4. Phew! Now I can rest. I was so worried about you. But now I know you're safe and I know you're busy and I hope you know we love you and are so glad that all is well.
    Kisses!
    M

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  5. Hallelujah! Glad you are all safe!

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  6. I was thinking about you and your family. It is really good to know that you are safe.

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  7. What a relief.

    Thanks for the tip on Febreeze. I've never tried it, but I've wondered how to mask the smell of my older sons' shoes, feet, etc. Good god -- it's unbelievable!

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  8. Halleluja, Angella - very relieved to know all is well. And your daughter's soccer cleats. . . what a fond and familiar smell to return home to! Lovely to know you're all together, safe and sound and en-famille. Thinking of you as you face your tax papers - I am wading through the same quagmire over here, looking forward to some new and more sensible order rising up in place of the piles. Love to you, Claire xo

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  9. Wonderful news - except, of course, for the smell of those soccer cleats. My advice? Bleach, bleach, bleach, and open every window for a day or two.

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  10. Hugging you. And don't worry, digging through your archives is one of my favorite past times.:)

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  11. Better living through Febreze! So glad to hear that you all were spared from damage.

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  12. I'm so glad your home is OK minus the soccer stench. I know EXACTLY what that is having worn it on my feet for a number of years. I left my cleats in my car once - never never will I repeat that. Ever.
    xoxo

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