I'm not sure what the "best part of wakin' up" is, but it wasn't in our apartment this morning...
It actually started last night. We had an awesome night in Tomball at a support raising meeting and didn't make it back home until about 1:30 am. We were totally beat when we came in, but to make it even better, we noticed a funny smell in the kitchen. We started digging around and found that a bag of chicken broth we'd put in the freezer the day before had spilled before freezing and was all over in the freezer, only now in a frozen state. Wonderful. It was about 3 hours past our bed time but we knew it wouldn't clean it self up, so we proceeded to unload the freezer, rinse off everything, take apart the insides of the freezer and clean all the frozen chicken broth out of the nether-regions. It seemed as if we'd fixed the problem.
Not so. When we walked into the kitchen this morning we were hit with the all too familiar smell, only this time much stronger. We finally figured out that the chicken broth had dripped down the condensation overflow tube and into the holding pan under the fridge, which was impossible to remove due to all the hefty components mounted on top of it. Finally the source of the smell. Not only had this collection of broth not frozen, but it was conveniently located next to the fan and cooling unit, which first warmed the broth, then blew it throughout the kitchen. For the next two hours we crammed our hands in between all the fans and tubes and, with the assistance of about 2 rolls of paper towels and some bleach, cleaned the overflow tray.
All of this, of course, on just a few hours of sleep, and all before breakfast and coffee. What a way to start the day.
Fortunately, though, we laughed our heads off the whole way through.
And as an update, the meeting in Tomball was awesome. So awesome, in fact, that we now have 100% of our outgoing funds raised! How exiting! Anything that continues to come in as a special gift will help offset some of our monthly costs in the years to come. We are so thankful to see the Lord provide in such great ways!
Thank you all for your prayers and support.