aye!

25 Mar

I think it’s been a few days since my last post – I apologize. And this one isn’t going to be anything amazing – I apologize again.

I had been quite busy cleaning up the giant pile of things that my dad brought over the past week or so but that suddenly, and unfortunately, came to a halt when I went downstairs to wash Olive’s diapers on Tuesday morning and I noticed a somewhat significant amount of water on the floor. A leak! And then I found another leak! And then another! Basically we have what seems like an underground spring under the stairs where, previously unknown to us, there is no floor. In addition to that little pond we have a few foundation leaks that we were already aware of from large spring rain storms but we have never seen them flowing quite like this! So Tuesday was spent dividing my time between Olive and the basement. Thankfully a friend from work came over to hold Olive for a while so I wouldn’t feel like I was abandoning her all day. She also brought with her cookies and chocolate milk. Thanks Amanda! πŸ™‚

The basement drama continued into Wednesday which made my day equally as hectic. Thankfully Brooke & Scott came over with dinner ingredients and made a yummy meal while we waited for Tyler get home from work.

On Thursday Olive and I woke up early and got ready to take Tyler to work as we had an appointment to get the Camshaft Position Sensor replaced on the car. While waiting for that we sat at Cupcake, across the street from Fraser, and Laura, Jayme, and Ann came to visit me & Olive. We saw Meredith on our way to pick up the car. We also made a quick stop at the post office. We survived our first day out alone! Thank you Olive for being asleep most of the time, not being hungry, and not needing to be changed. πŸ™‚

Tyler has unfortunately had a hectic week as well. In addition to manning the basement when he got home from work his work duties involved snow removal (hopefully the last time of the season – fingers crossed!) and things involved with having America’s Got Talent filming at the Orpheum. He was not enthusiastic about that. And it kept him at work late.

Olive news: She smiled twice on Thursday morning! Prior to that we had only seen smiles in her sleep.

So now it’s the weekend (Friday, Friday, gettin’ down on Friday…) where we will hopefully find some sleep, less water, and some time to get a few things done. Some of my priorities for the next few days are to buy a new vacuum, list some things on etsy, and continue to clean up the living room and dinning room. Exciting, eh?! πŸ˜‰

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2 Responses to “aye!”

  1. evon kishi March.25.2011 at 11:39 am #

    Hi Emma,

    Sorry to hear about your basement problems. Are you going to have to have a contractor come in assess what needs to be done? I don’t remember how long you have been in the house. Did the people you bought the house from disclose any problems in the basement. You may want to look into this as they are really responsible for doing so. I believe you mentioned you had leaks prior to the ones you are experiencing, but again, my brain is foggy as to how long you have been in the house.

    Olive is growing so fast. Your first outing! Wow. You are officially a mom for sure! I’m glad you have a lot of friends. I didn’t have any friends, maybe one or two, when Jessica was a baby and I felt quite isolated. Are the friends from work? Are you going to bring her into work and show her off to everyone?

    I’m sorry Tyler has been so stressed at work.

    Since I had not heard from you, I figured you were just adjusting to mommyhood. Sounds like you are doing great.

    Talk to you soon,
    Love Evon (he he)

  2. judy March.26.2011 at 9:37 am #

    Olive has changed/filled out so much since we’ve seen her! Perhaps we could arrange an April rendezvous??? Yea for your first successful “solo” outing! And the slide shows are working great now. I like them!

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