I’m going to vent. Isn’t that a good way to relieve anxiety on a crazy day?
I writing this post on Sunday night, in a partially darkened house. Friday afternoon, lightning hit extremely close and now a couple of the house’s electrical circuits are not working correctly. Lights randomly turn off and back on. Tonight they began flashing off and on quickly; looking exactly like strobe lights. Needless to say, we’ve pulled the brakers.
An electrician checked things out and said we needed to call the electric company; the wiring on the pole looks burned and may be allowing too much electricity to flow to the house. Too much electric coming into the house? I see no cause for anxiety about that! I probably won’t sleep well tonight
Oh yeah, when the lights started flashing like a 1970’s disco this evening, we lost power to our spring’s water pump. No water now. If you happen to see me, you might not want to get too close, if you know what I mean…
“Out of Order” Really Means…
Here’s more about this crazy day. We also had no water at work. No water meant no public restrooms, right? Well guess what I learned? Signs on the entrance doors reading, “No Bathrooms” and signs on the bathroom doors reading, “Bathrooms Out of Order”, and crates of stuff piled in front of the bathroom doors blocking access to the bathrooms, does not really mean you can’t force your way in and use those bathrooms. I wish I were kidding; I’m not.
Makes me feel some anxiety when I consider that these same people are driving on the roads that I frequent. I wonder about their interpretation of a Stop sign?
No, not that kind of “stoned”. Rather, I was driving home from work tonight when a kid threw a stone at, and hit, my car. Normally I would have overlooked what he did. Not tonight. When I heard that sharp “ding” against my car I was mad. I pulled off at the next driveway and reported the incident to the state patrol.
I hope the kid saw me stop; maybe now he’s feeling some anxiety himself. That would be nice.
I got home, Like I said at the beginning, half the lights were flashing like strobes. I felt anxious about spending another night in a house with a messed up electric system.
I could end my vent by digging up some deep and profound spiritual principle. But I think I’ll finish by just saying, “This was a crazy day; I’m feeling some anxiety!”
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 6-7