And I'm grateful that I've already been to the supermarket early this morning and am especially grateful for air-conditioning inside the car, the store and this little office in our house where I'm now sitting. Oh the humidity outside! One of those days you step out the door and immediately begin gasping for air (well....... almost....).
I'm grateful, too, that--even though Tom's new arranged-to-be-delivered-today mattress was damaged in the rain at the warehouse, still the guys brought him a nice one an hour ago to use while they make him a new one. And I'm grateful that I was able to haul down the old ones to our basement in that room I'm making for Naomi, but oh, did I ever become a hot, soppy mess while doing that, taking special care not to awaken Tom who'd returned to bed (he worked night shift) and trying to quiet the cats who, literally, bounced off the walls hyper-style.
But most of all I am super, incredibly thankful that our amazing God protected Naomi on Saturday night down there in Tennessee. Here is her Facebook post about what happened:
"Last night, while waiting at a stop light, the combination of hearing distant fire trucks along with noticing a cop car behind me caused me to *very* cautiously proceed into the intersection when the light turned green. This slight hesitation SAVED me from being T-boned by a car running through the red light from the left. DIVINE INTERVENTION??! I absolutely think so. SO THANKFUL today! And that cop NAILED that driver!! :)"
Oh wow. How can I thank God enough for that one? Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you to infinity, dear Lord!!
Something else for which I'm grateful.... Charlotte Fig Takes Over Paradise. Truly, I'll always feel delighted that I got it free for my kindle cloud reader. What a good book! I'm reading it slowly, for I don't want it to end, I don't want the characters to go away. Highly recommended.
One of the mattress delivery guys was delighted by this thing beside our front door:
(That's an old photo of it from out at the farm.) I told him my grandparents had one while I was growing-up so I'd wanted one, too. Anyway, he seemed like a kindred spirit, both Tom and I thought he'd be a pleasant person to know.