Yesterday was one of those days. You know, the ones where you wonder why you decided to get out of bed in the morning. First thing in the morning I got a call from the contractors board saying that the insurance I had sent with my renewal would not work because it was about to expire. (I had been on the phone with the insurance company every day for about a week arguing with them about this exact situation, and they insisted that they would except it and it was their policy to not isssue a new policy until the old one expired.) They also told me that my finalcials were incomplete and I had many things categorized wrong. (You try to save a few bucks by doing all the accounting on your own and look where it gets you.) Just incase that wasn't enough to swallow, I decided to trim up all of the far-to-overgrown bushes in the front yard. A day long project. The accounting task turned out to be a bit easier than I had expected. I just had to recatigorize a few of my accounts, and factor in the payments I had made from my personal checking account. Problem #1, check. I made one more call to the insurance company who was embarrased and faxed the renewed certificate right away. Problem #2, check. Now, back to the yard. I was busy sawing off branches, when my neighbor took pity on me and brought out his giant clippers. He helped me for about 10 minutes and then offered to pick up Hazel from school for me. I was grateful. I was covered on dirt, leaves, and sweat. About 30 minutes later he came running down the street telling me they wouldn't let him take her because he wasn't on my list. I rushed to the school where I got a nice lecture from the office attendants about the school policy on who is allowed to pick up kids. They had already called my sister-in-law, Jenny, to come pick her up. Luckily, I got a hold of her. (Sorry for the scare Jenny and Tom). Problem #3, check. Then, something great happened. I came home to the neighbor and all of his kids cleaning up the mess in my yard. We all worked together for about two more hours to clean up the mess. Problem #4, check. Hazel got me a big glass of water and told me she was going to take care of the kids the rest of the night. She cleaned up the mess all by herself. I don't know what I would do without her. She is amazing, and I am going to take full credit for it. Days like that make me realize how great my family and neighbors really are.
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