I have found that nothing good happens when I don’t do things in my usual routine. My usual routine as of late would be to get up at 5, work out, read my bible, get the kids up and Jerem reads them their devotion before getting ready for school, breakfast, etc. Well, it was MEA weekend, so my routine was off-by choice. I still could have gotten up at 5 and done everything normal. But since I didn’t have kids to get on the bus and it was my “recovery” day for my workout I chose to get up at 6:30 and never got around to reading my Bible before my day got going. First mistake.
Fast forward a couple hours. Things are going pretty smoothly. Jerem calls, needs me to come in to Warroad to sign a paper he has at work. I told him I’d be in as soon as the washer was done (I don’t trust leaving it alone). So it was almost done spinning so put Ava in the car and told the kids to get buckled up I’d be right out. I was in Anson’s room sorting clothes and the washer started shaking really bad, it’s old, whatever. I heard my big 200 load jug of laundry soap jiggle off and fall behind the machine. “I’ll just get it later” I thought. Finally the washer was done and I went to throw the clothes in the dryer.
I saw some suspicious blue stuff leaking out from under the washer and my heart sunk.
The ENTIRE jug spilled. Yeah folks, THIS jug!
It was 1/2 INCH THICK on the floor. I started cleaning it up with not a great attitude. Pretty soon Anson came in from the van..they had been waiting out there 15 min…poor kids. I told them to just go play in the van with Ava while I got it taken care of. I wasn’t even sure how to go about it. Tip: shop vacs DO NOT work! I had suds blowing out the back EVERYWHERE. I finally resorted to just scooping it with my hands. As I was cleaning it up I wondered if the Lord allowed this to happen to slow me down and bring to my attention how I hadn’t started my day with Him like I should have.
So 45 minutes later I was done, had my heart back where it should be and very nice smelling, clean floor to boot. Oh yes, and I kept the soap…I wasn’t throwing $8 worth of laundry soap away, no matter how much dirt was in it!!!