UGH!!!  It wasn’t supposed to be like this.  We longed to get back home for nearly 7 months after Hurricane Matthew.  We survived the “displacement” phase quite nicely.  And…???…???…???… “TOGETHER”.  TOTALLY!!!  BUT now that we are finally “HOME” again???…???…???…??? “LET THE BICKERING BEGIN!!!”  🙁  OUCH!!!

“UN”-packing the boxes of “STUFF” salvaged from the ruins of Hurricane Matthew is very, Very, VERY “DIFFICULT” when our home is ONLY furnished with 3 beds, a dining room table, sofa sectional and a few appliances.  UGH!!!  I “STILL” (a previous blog post) drive around with clothes thrown on the floor of my van!!!  SAD, BUT TRUE!!!  THINGS ARE SURE IN DISARRAY…at the “ALLEN CASTLE” (another previous blog post-or-two from back in the archives…SOMEWHERE!!!)     🙁 

Furnishings for our bedrooms HAVE been purchased and deliveries are scheduled to begin Thurs., 5/18/17.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Let the unpacking CONTINUE!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

“TEAM ALLEN” is struggling a bit, folks.  We are finally HOME, but are faced with COMPLETE CHAOS!!!  Items we purchased last fall during the Holiday sales season, 2016, don’t seem to “FIT” our new HOME…size and/style-wise.  AND…???…???…???…The house is NOT finished.  INSIDE…OR OUT!!!  There’s ALOT more work to do.  PLUS…many ideas and decisions we made have changed throughout the entire renovation process!!!  “THINGS” are FAR from PERFECT, folks!!!  UGH!!!  WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

And in perusing many of the boxes left to unpack…???…???…???…ALOT of the contents appear to be “JUNK”.  READY for the “YARD” (junkyard).  🙁  OH, but I’m so very, Very, VERY tired.  And I just wanna go to bed!!!  Ain’t nobody got time for “UNPACKING”…AFTER returning home DURING continued renovations POST hurricane devastation!!!  :/

“TEAM ALLEN”…???…???…???…is tired.  We’ve ALL had ENOUGH!!!  We’re tired and we wanna go to bed, or just plain RELAX!!!  “HELP” us, Father, to keep moving forward along this challenging “JOURNEY” of “SURVIVING HURRICANE MATTHEW” in loving kindness toward each other as we near that FINISH LINE that keeps being pushed further back.  And Further Back.  AND FURTHER BACK.  :/ 

HA!!!  And guess what???!!!???!!!???!!!  The new master bath shower doors exploded just last Saturday as the fellas were preparing to install them!!!  Yep… they “EXPLODED”!!!  Both men sustained superficial wounds and the glass shrapnel was Everywhere in our garage!!!  OH NO!!!  PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  “SO!!!” 

We are in NO hurry…for ANYthing, folks.  “IT IS…WHAT IT IS!!!”  My mother-in-law is flying in this weekend for Chase’s upcoming H.S. graduation and Eagle Scout celebration.  She will be here for a couple weeks…amid our unpacked boxes of “STUFF” as our SAGA continues:  “SURVIVING HURRICANE MATTHEW”!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “HONEY, WE’RE HOME.”  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO,WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  (Pppsssttt…”NO”…we are NOT having ANY fun yet!!!)  We’re tired.  “TEAM ALLEN”…???…???…???…IS OVER IT!!!  ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!  (I do expect some “FUN” to begin, however, with EACH arrival of “NEW” furniture.  And…???…???…???…with the completion of continued renovations!!!)  😉


P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!