Thursday, May 1, 2008

Prayer's are answered from Cindy Maldonado

Today I was a little discouraged, because I could not find my garage door opener and mail key that was in Becky's car. I just could not remember where I had put them. This was when we took her to BYUI. I had not given up hope, so I prayed again, only this time I wanted to have a clear mind; be able to remember and have some clue as to where it could be. You know what, I was looking in some places that I already checked, but didn't check my sock drawer, until now. I must have been packing my socks given the garage door opener and mail key from her car at that time. I must have just stuck them in the drawer. That made my day, I am glad I took the time to pray. It is good that I found them, because Tim and Sicily are moving in with us this week. They are in school full time and can't afford the apartment, and they only work part-time. It took some convincing them to move in with us, but they are this week. I need more people to share the pool and the internet and satellite dish TV with. When Becky moved out I felt like why do we need all of this for just Larry and I. Yesterday, I was checking to see what stations my satellite provides, and decided to check out and listen to the CD BYU station. It is really good and helps me to think more positively when at home by myself, and no car to go anywhere. Another thing I am thankful for is. I was cleaning the bathroom yesterday; I had put some bleach in a spray bottle to spray on some mold areas that I found when we pulled out the baseboards and tile to replace with marble tiles. Well, I accidentally grabbed the bottle of bleach and thought I had the cleaner; it mixed with the cleaner and made a horrible smell. I didn't want to quit cleaning, but could not stand it. So I moved away from it, then I figured out what I had done. Immediately I sprayed everything down with water and the smell went away. I could have passed out. I am so thankful for the prompting to move away from the smell or I could have been worse off. Today I decided to try some pumice stone to clean the toilet bowl under the rim. There were some hard water deposits there and very tough to clean. The stone was not working, because I was scrubbing with it dry. Then I decided to read the instructions; it said cleaning works best with water. Then I couldn't fit it in the holes, so I decided to cut a piece of it to fit it in the holes. It worked, and now it is clean. I got all that hard water from all the past years, before I had a water filtration system put in our house for the entire house. From now on it shouldn't get that way again. This experience has made me realize that the spirit works even in little ways and blesses us in big ways; if we just take time to listen to the promptings. Larry and I finished installing the marble tile and the wood floors are done. The wood floors need the finishing touches to them by adding the transition from floor to tile at the thresholds of the 3 bedrooms. We need to install the baseboards everywhere, throughout the house to be finished. We are feeling very happy to have the major work done. I will send some photos later, so you can see what we have done. It is much easier for me to clean and I love it. I am happy to figure out how to post. I think the others in our family do not take time to figure it out. It took me a while; I still do not know how to do a blog.


azmaldonadofamily said...

Ok, I'm trying this. I don't know what I'm doing. But it will be cool if we all figure it out and use it. Judy

Skiba Family said...

See it's FUN! It's very easy...maybe I should have a blogging 101 class to show you how simple it really is.


azmaldonadofamily said...

Carrie, that would be great! Remember we are all (the old geasers anyway) over 50!!!!!
We need that extra help...Carol