Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Praise when a prayer gets answered

We have been doing some much-needed and well-overdue home repairs this week. The roofers put a roof on the house in 2 days (including minor cutting), and the garage in the equivalent of 1 (they had the old roof off the garage in 4 hours, and then got rained out, but it only took them 3 hours on Sunday to put the roof back on). Then yesterday morning, we got a call "We have your windows and a cancellation. Want your windows and vinyl siding today?"

Of course we said yes. After scrambling to get everything ready for the guys, we let them do the windows. They got all of them in and caulked on the inside by day's end Monday, but they didn't tape or finish wrapping the outside of the windows. I didn't learn this until after they'd left AND after I learned that it was supposed to rain today. Needless to say, I was not happy.

Milady calmed me down enough to point out that the rain wasn't scheduled to occur until morning, and that they would have plenty of time to at least put up tape before the rains started. She also suggested that we pray that it not rain until the windows were wrapped.

As of 3PM today, the last window left to be wrapped was the big window in my office, and it never gets wet from the rain (it's under a porch-like eave). The rains didn't start until around 4:30PM.

If I am going to ask God for something, it is only appropriate I thank Him when he does it.

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