Tuesday, February 08, 2011

frustration & some family photo shoots

yesterday i had a breakdown.
after showing up 6 hours later than we thought,
the septic tank couldn't be located.
i won't go into details now,
i'll save that for another riveting post.
but the bottom line is we are no closer to closure on this issue
than we were 5 days ago when it began.
it's overwhelming, frustrating, scarey and probably going to be quite expensive.
if i start rambling i'll probably resume crying
i'm switching gears today~


i wanted to share some images 
i took back in the fall.
the two moms are best of friends
as are the youngest boys.
caroline goes to school with them & they are two of her favorite
'boy' friends :)

the day we shot we super chilly & quite blustery.
but they were quite the troopers.

cathy & kathy
i want to thank you two.
ya'll are two of the most encouraging friends i know
whether i'm running or taking photos
you always have an encouraging word for me.
i hope to be that kind of friend right back to you!

your friendship is a blessing~

i had just pressed the publish button 
when dan emailed me the following verse~
figured i'd come back & share it with you too

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass
through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the
fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am
the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43:2-3


Martha said...

some hugs sent your way Paige. I'm so sorry about all that but I hope it gets figured out...and what a sweetheart of a husband to send you that;)

traci said...

such frustration. i pray that it gets resolved soon. what a mess. great photos. they have got to love them.

The Avery House said...

You know, sweet Paige, that is the same verse shared with Edie when she lost her home. God is with you. I know you know that because you have felt and feel His hand in your life and you are a faithful servant. But as you feel the frustration of this come over you, know that God is carrying you. He will see you and your family through this trial. I am praying for you, dear Paige. Peace be with you friend.

The Barker's said...

What beautiful families and I LOVE that verse!

Glinda said...

Hi, I haven't a clue how I found your blog :), but I just thought I'd offer this...do you happen to have a plat plan from when your house was built, or some sort of survey map; perhaps this would show where the septic tank was to be located, or where the soil perced when the land was being developed, this may give a clue as to where your tank is. Also, maybe you could check wit the builder/developer.

Hope this helps.


Alison said...

Great photos! My faves are the ones on the rock by the river.

And I hope that your septic issue clears up soon. We have a septic tank so I'm not sure I want to know the scary details of your situation...



Just Ask Beth said...

so very nice you have a husband of faith and strength to hold you up and GOD to hold you both!

kasey said...

I {love} you.
Hang in there friend....

Kat said...

Oh Paige, I hope today is a better day for you and that you get some answers on how they are going to fix the problem. In the meantime, go give that "big furball of love" a hug and it will make you feel better. ;P

LLH Designs said...

Judging by your title, I was trying to figure out how you squeezed a photo shoot in during this septic drama. :)

Picking up my camera and using it to see God's goodness around me always cheers my soul during tough times (that and God's word, which you have). Maybe you need to grab your camera and go pay a visit to those horses today. ;)

Praying for you....

Kelli said...

Isaiah is going around! I'm reading this section right now and it is so encouraging. I've seen verses from this section on other blogs too. Something so great to meditate on, especially for you now. Big hugs! Those pictures are beautiful as always. There's nothing like good friendship.

Laura said...

The septic tank has to be filed with the county your house is built in...we went to the county DHEC department to pull ours prior to drawing up plans to add onto our house. We live in SC surely all states require it. =) Love your blog.

Susan said...

What a bit of chaos. I keep thinking of that line from Steel Magnolias, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger". I say that to myself frequently.
Who would have thought it would be so hard to find a septic tank? One would think it would be a fairly easy thing to do, but I guess not. What makes them so sure you are on a septic system?
Wish I could be there to help you and your family right now.
The photos are amazing as always. What beautiful families.
Buck up sister, you are a strong, Southern woman, this will not get the better of you.
God, please bless my friend Paige and her family. Please help them through this and walk by their side. Please help keep their faith and spirit strong.

Between You and Me said...

love the pictures of these families and love that they have a special friendship.....

i am so hoping and praying that God makes all the details of your plumbing situation smooth....

BUT, regardless of whether it goes smooth or not, HE IS WITH YOU...

your man's verse was perfect.

Christina said...

can you thank, Dan, for me?

mommyof3 said...

Oh how i needed to hear those words today. Thank You . I love your blog.

Courtney Walsh said...

I can imagine the frustration, Paige.:( boo. I'm so sorry you're going through this.

On a side note, the pictures are fabulous! :)

Alecia said...

That is one of my all time favorite scripture passages....GOOD stuff Dan! I pray a solution is found quickly and that your pocketbook won't feel too much pain!

Luci said...

Oh Paige - Sweetie I FEEL for you! Here in the great white north of IL we've got somewhere between 3 and 4 feet of snow on the ground and the drifts are covering the air intake for people's furnace's -try finding a WHITE pipe buried somewhere around your house about 12-18" off the ground in a drift in below zero temps. Current wind chill is -15.

I do have one thought - when we built our house 7 years ago the COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. had to come out and inspect the septic system and they had a schematic drawing of our lot including the location of the tank, drain fields, etc. to make sure our septic wasn't too close to any wells, other homes, etc. Maybe, hopefully, yours was also inspected? Will keep you in my prayers.

Dawn said...

Really sorry for this craziness.

Must say that I love the photos.
The family shot in black and white is one of my faves.
Autumn is such a wonderful time to take family photos.
My red haired daughter does her family every year with the beautiful leaves in the background.

Jacki said...

anything unexpected, is really tough alltogether. especially wrapped around mula. we just got back from hotel nite with kids, and our car broke down on the way home. wammo. emergency car repair-750 later. i know your situation is warranting so much more involved. not comparing. listen to this wonderful verse your hubby sent. and look for how God will see this through perhaps in a way you might be surprised. he will provide a way.

Anonymous said...

Paige, first off, I just adore your blog, and as a mom to three little girls, I can only imagine...Secondly about two years ago we encountered the same problem (except we knew we had septic) and had to come up the money (cash) the next day. I get so upset still, just thinking about it, so I promise to say an extra prayer for you all!
In the meantime as far as locating the tank, here's what oddly enough MIGHT help..With all the snow you've had think back to a place where the snow never quite stuck? It's always melted in that particular one area. Ours is right off our patio, the snow always melts in a patch over the tank. Check back in all those photos you take, maybe you'll notice something different. I can send you a photo of ours (it's noticeable). We live up north and for some reason the snow doesn't stick so much over the tank? Best of luck!!! xoxoxo Kate

LuLu & Co. said...

Oh Paige, when i read what is happening yesterday as i was sitting in the car rider line of my kiddos school my droid phone died on me so i couldn't leave a comment.... so sorry to hear your septic news, i understand this because we are on septic and it has always scared me ever since we moved into our home years ago, we've had it drained when we built our pool but after reading your post i left my husband a message saying oh my gosh we have to schedule a service even if it's not time... please know i'm sending prayers, hugs, understanding to y0u and hope this comes to closure SOON!
hang in there sweetie,

patty said...

lovely shots... and here's hoping the septic gets fixed soon. {H}

Kelly said...

when all else fails ...have some chocolate..;

Privet and Holly said...

Love how
the theme
of water flows
through this
the beautiful
lake and then
the quote from
your hubby.
Hang in there,
Paige : )
xx Suzanne

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

oh dear. SO sorry you having all these problems.

These pictures taken are beautiful and a lovely reminder of fall.

Thank you, for sharing.


Sammy said...

Hang in there. Lovely photos.

Sammy said...

Hang in there. Lovely photos.

Jodee said...

You poor thing. Hang in there!

Love these family pictures!

Tammy said...

Paige~ I'm so sorry that you and your family are going through such a frustrating time! The verse Dan shared is just perfect.I know you all will get through this...you have each other! The images you shared are so great! I wish you were closer so I could have you do a shoot with me, my daughter and grand-daughter!
Sending you a big hug and god wishes for all to be better soon!
Take Care
Tammy :-)