Thursday, February 26, 2009

Worst Week

Ok, so I don't know if any of you have watched the show "Worst Week"

picture from here

But it is pretty much one of the funniest shows I have ever seen. Its all about this extremely accident prone guy who is meeting his future inlaws, prepping for a wedding and baby all at the same time and his misadventures.

Sadly, my "Worst Week" has been nothing even close to humorous. Here is the sad sequence of events.

1. We were preparing for our big move by looking for some good deals on furniture. We were dreaming of getting TJ one of those really great car shaped beds for his birthday in April. As we were looking for couches, ect, we found one for a steal of a deal. I called and we made an appointment to look at it. It is in mint condition, so we went for it. I was so excited! The next day (last Wednesday), James went into town to pick it up. The phone rang and I heard those dreaded words, "Honey, how much do you love me?" (These are NEVER good words, EVER!)

He proceeds to tell me that as he was loading the bed in the truck, the rear window "popped" out. I asked him what he meant and he said it shattered. His story went that he was sure it would fit so he just shut the door and goodbye window!! GRRR! I ask you how did he think this...

Yep, so our great deal ended up costing us and extra $300+ to fix the window. For now, we have some plastic taped over it. My poor truck.

2. The same day as the window incident, I got our renewal notice for our car insurance. I was expecting it, so no biggie, right? Not so. About two years ago, James liscence was temporarily suspended for medical reasons for two weeks while the doc waited for some test results. The results came back fine, so the doc said they would fill out the necessary paperwork and get it sent away to reinstate James' liscence. We called to double check that it had been done a few days later and were told it had been. Well, over a year and a half later we found out the paperwork had never been recieved. This really surprised us because James had been pulled over twice in the interim and nothing had been said about him driving with a suspended liscence. We got the paperwork filled out for real this time and got his liscence re-instated a few months back. Well, our insurance company didn't like this very much. To them, it looks like James has no driving history for almost the past two years. Basically, its like we have a 16 year old boy on our insuarnce. Our rate literally TRIPLED and we haven't been with the company long enough to make monthly payments! Argh!!

3. This one is the biggie! As you may or may not know, my Dad has had an infection in his left leg for the past year. It FINALLY cleared up about two weeks ago. Three days later, his right leg started to hurt. At first, they thought it might be a blood clot. Nope. Same infection, different leg. So, he was up to the hospital once a day for an IV of antibiotics. After a week of that, there was no improvement. Last Thursday, the doc decided to admit him to the hospital so he could get the anitbiotics 3 times a day and didn't have to go through the painful trip to the hospital every 8 hours. That night, he couldn't breathe and his heart rate was not good at all. He made it through the night and they sent him for chest xrays the next day. He has REALLY bad pnemonia. His blood sugar levels hadn't been that great for the week prior to this anyway and they were getting worse on Friday. Saturday, I was at work and got a phone call from Mom saying to get there quick. His blood sugar levels had dropped below 2. Dad's normal is between 8 & 12. Average normal is between 6 & 8. Below six is really low. Below 2 is getting into coma/death territory. His was dropping and fast. It didn't seem to matter what they did, it wasn't going up. So, I drove faster than I'd driven before, crying the whole way (really safe, I know). The rest of the day did not go well, but his sugar levels slowly came up. The rest of the weekend was pretty much the same thing, including another crash on Sunday. Hes been in there since. He is doing somewhat better, but not quite out of the woods yet.

4. Sunday was my last day of teaching the primary kids music. I love those kiddos so much! I always thought people were crazy when they said they loved the people they were serving. I've always been the pianist, so I didn't really have people to love. Now I know they aren't crazy. Either that, or I'm just as crazy as them!! I was already emotional because of Dad, so I was a total mess during Primary. I cried like a little girl. It was quite embarassing. I will sure miss them and the wonderful ladies I got to serve with.

On top of all that, I've had to pack, which I HATE!!! I love unpacking and I'm super excited to have our own house, but I despise, loathe and basically just can't stand packing. Fortunately, I'm almost done and soon it will be worth it! Woo Hoo!

Hope your week was better than mine!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Pork Chops for All!

As you read in my last post, we have been desperately searching for a place of our own. Good news!! We found one!! We move in March 1st, so we are busy packing and getting ready for the big day. Our new home has five bedrooms, so I have a room for all my sewing stuff and future kiddos when they come! Everything really fell into place and we couldn't be happier.
The funny thing is that we have almost nothing for our house. Don't get me wrong, we have tons of plates and small appliances and the like, but in other area's we are sadly lacking. We have a couch and our bed. Thats it. Even TJ's crib is not really ours. And as far as food goes, we just combined our food supplies with Mom and Dad when we moved in two years ago, so we have NOTHING for food. Not even the basics. So, James and I were out getting a few groceries for Mom's birthday dinner tonight and we found a really great sale on some meat. So we grabbed some pork chops, steak and chicken to keep in the freezer until we move. Because James hasn't gone back to work yet, money is pretty short, so as we were leaving Safeway, I said to James, "Happy Valentines Day! We spent our gift money on meat!"

James still hasn't got called to go back to work, so he has been putting out resumes all over the place. He had a couple of interviews this week and he thinks they went pretty well. We'll find out soon! Keep your fingers crossed for us!

TJ is getting his two year molars, so he is not the happiest of campers. He isn't sleeping very well because of it, which means James and I aren't sleeping that well either! Oh well, thats the price you pay for having little munchkins!!

Other than that, not too much is happening around here, (and I'm ok with that because I've got a lot on my plate already!).

Happy Valentines Day! Hope you get something better than pork chops!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Peeing With the Door Open

Ok, so don't go thinking I'm a freak who likes to urinate in public. Its not that I want to sit on the toitie with the door open, its that I can. Mom and Dad have gone on a little vacation, so its just James and I and the boys, both of which would never notice if the door was open while someone was using the potty. And I'm loving the feeling of it being just us for a little while. I know its only temporary, but I'm still enjoying it!

And if any of you know of anyone who is looking for a revenue property, I know of several houses for sale around here that would be great and I also happen to know a very motivated renter!! ;)