Saturday, October 29, 2005

On a wing and a prayer...

To those of you who believe in prayer (and even to those who don't)we would like some of yours!

Although I could now break down in a) a vicious tirade against our shipping company or more simply b) exhausted sobbing...I won't.

Our worldly possessions have been sent (for some unknown reason) to the USA where they are currently being held by Customs. They need some paperwork couriered to them asap before they will release our stuff. (Shame we were in Finland with no internet access and didn't get this message).

It's a long story but basically the USA company are threatening to take our stuff off the shipment and leave it languishing in the US (where no doubt they will try to charge us for the privilege).

Meanwhile our shipping company in Canada are threatening to do the same if we don't pay the bill which they have decided to inflate by about $3000.

We've just been investigating our shipping company on the internet and found them on with complaints listed against them, specifically against the guy we are dealing with. Turns out that although he told us he was the manager, he is actually the president of the whole company. So that leaves us no-one to appeal to within the company!

Oh deep joy.

Meanwhile the courier companies are closed on Sunday and we are on a plane for 23 hours from Monday. It's all a tad tricky.

Prayers, thoughts, offers of physical retribution against certain individuals?

It's at times like these it's very hard to hold onto grace!

Good thing Father is in control....doesn't always feel like it, but I know that's the truth.



Anonymous shannon said...

oh. oh. oh. NO!

psalm 130vs16 (with some minor revisions by moi):
Like an open book, He watched you grow from conception to birth; all the stages of your life are spread out before Him, The days of your life all prepared before you'd even lived one day.

helpful? i dunno. but somewhat comforting, i hope.


12:37 AM  
Blogger Linda Hope said...

Oh Jesus...

Oh Jesus, you know, make it right, make it even better, and even cheaper, or take the money out of YOUR bank account and give it to the gorgeous Richards so that they can have their stuff back! Jesus i pray for favour, and wisdom, and all your goodness to go before, after, around, below...etc Adele, Dave and all their stuff, including Mr. Harrison, which i am sure they are missing terribly! Jesus, you know, so do it!!

I love you ADELE!! i will keep praying for you!! Please tell bump egg that he is loved too!!

7:39 AM  
Blogger Adele Richards said...

Thank you guys, your love helps so much! Shannon - love your paraphrase.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Mr Jones said...

Father, we just speak your peace right now into David & Adele. Thank you that you are way bigger than the USA and Canada put together and that all authority is yours. So we ask for your favour on Dave & Adele's stuff and that in this situation you would work a miracle and it would be easy peasy lemon squeezy.


PS - Dave & Adele... we love you, you are amazing and I was thinking of you this morning while at church (in Folly's End, London) - Have a safe flight...

12:31 PM  
Blogger Mimo said...

Daddy Bless them!!!
He's WITH YOU. Love you both! Mim xx

2:57 PM  
Blogger Charlene said...

Where in the US? Can someone here in the states been any help? I am in Dallas, TX- but if I can help in anyway, please let me know...


10:43 PM  

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