Proverbs 14:30a A heart at peace gives life to the body
Me and Mike, whale watching in Iceland, August 2017 And it was really cold!!!
What to do? How to deal? Mike insists he can still do, and handle, things like before – but he just can’t. He confuses things, and he makes mistakes that could cause major harm, or damage. But he just simply refuses to listen to me! “I’ve got this!” “I can handle this” “Let me do this myself”
Today he left water running inside the shop so the pipes wouldn’t freeze, but our son, Robert had already handled that problem. I didn’t know the water was on, then I heard an alarm, and I looked out the window, there is a bright red light on the shop wall, and the most annoying, high pitched, noise ever! Mike has messed something up by leaving the water running! He was told the pipes were fine, not to do that. He was told all was well, and to let Robert handle it. But he flat out refused and insisted he knew best! BUT HE DOESN’T ANYMORE!!!!!
I could just scream! I had to call the pump company, and they will be here between 7 & 7:30 in the morning to look at the thing and let me know if Mike has caused major damage, or did I catch it in time? And the pump guy said to shut off the breakers for the pump – there are 2 of them. I have absolutely no idea where they are. So Mike had to go out and do that! I don’t know if he turned them both off, if he turned off the correct ones, if he did one and not the other – I have no idea! I’ll be up at 6:30, ready to meet the guy at the shop and find out all the answers. I haven’t told Mike he will be here, I am just going to handle it myself and pray it’s not a serious, expensive, problem
Also today, I heard a chainsaw running – and I went out to check on that noise, and it was Mike! He’s using his chainsaw to cut up a big root ball from a tree that had fallen in the yard! OMGosh – he is so forgetful, and clumsy now this terrifies me! What if he slips, or falls, like he’s prone to do? I don’t even want to think of those consequences – now I have to have Robert hide the chainsaw from him. I hate having to do this, but I feel there’s no choice. He won’t listen to any of us if we tell him no.
Enough of my worries for today – I need some sleep so I can start again in the morning, each day is bringing a new discover for struggles, and I am not looking forward to what’s possibly coming next. I don’t want to borrow trouble, but I do need to be prepared. It’s time for my lights to go out.