Friday, November 25, 2011


feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.


We are so much to be thankful for this year. (as always!)

We are so very thankful for good jobs, with steady incomes;  a wonderful, miraculous puppy to come home to each day; our good health, family, friends, and neighbors.  We are blessed with a roof over our head and food on the table.  

This month has been full of "inconveniences" all of which have been out of our control, and have left us frustrated at times.  Regardless, we have much to be thankful specifically this month.  In late October Dan had a minor car accident {the hood of the car flew open while driving}.  Thankfully he was able to pull the car off the road before any injury or damage - we are thankful that the tire company who did not latch our hood {or tell us that it was not latched before we drove off} took full responsibility and paid for all damages {new hood and windshield = not cheap}.  Because it was going to take over a week to get the parts and fix the car, they even threw in 10 days of a rental car so that we were not without a car during this time! THANK GOODNESS...there is no way we could have survived those first few weeks in November without two vehicles.

On November 1st, our little Mei Mei was hit by a car and suffered major head injuries.  She remained unconscious {possibly in a coma} for 11 days, then miraculously woke up and began to slowly gain weight, strength, and mobility.  Today, she is able to move around on her own with little support, though she is very unsteady and runs into things.  So thankful that our wonderful puppy survived this often fatal accident!

We've spent much of the month working with Mei Mei helping her to gain her strength and because of this have not spent much time on the house.  Wednesday Dan finally started working on some final projects in the kitchen, however when he went down to the basement found that it had flooded!!  There was nearly 4" of water in the entire basement!!  Still not entirely sure what happened because when we finally realized, the sump pump was on and working!?  The water was completely gone in nearly 15 minutes, but left behind a big mess.  So instead of working on the house, the basement was the project of the day Wednesday!!  Thankful that there was only minor damage, and that the sump pump is still working, also it prompted us to clean up much of the basement that had yet to be cleaned up and organized since moving in.  We also moved EVERYTHING up off the floor with cinderblocks to ensure that if this happens again, fewer items would be damaged.

So, as you can see it's been "one of those months!"  But, we're so thankful for all that we have and where we are!

happy thanksgiving to you and yours!
-the ankney's

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