Oh what a week it has been! We’re staring at Thanksgiving next week already and I can’t seem to pry myself away from the chaos at the Alumni House long enough to even think about what I’m going to make. lol! You might remember me mentioning the appliance installation fiasco last week? Well, it did result in us needing to tear out not one, but TWO walls this week to make room for the fridge. Oh man! Here’s a little recap of what’s been happening…
After a frantic call from me on Halloween, uncle Dave came into town on Wednesday to help me sort things out. Not only did we discover that the fridge needed help, but when the installer went to install the oven, we discovered that the electricians had installed a regular 110 plug instead of a 220v, so that needed to be addressed too. The problem…it might result in cutting holes in ceilings and walls to pull the wires through. I thought I might lose it. lol! 😉 Fortunately, both problems, though a lot of work, resulted in minimal damage and after Saturday everything seemed to be looking like it was going to be resolved fairly easily all things considered.
Saturday night I was feeling like I had a few minutes to go have some fun, so John and I headed out for the BYU football game. It was SO cold! Like 35 degrees. It didn’t help that the game didn’t start until 8:30pm. We bundled up and walked the mile to the stadium, grabbed a hot dog and by the time we ate it the team was already down by 17 points and we decided it wasn’t worth freezing to death…so we walked back home and watched the rest of the embarrassing loss on TV where it was warm. HA!
With the problems in the house earlier in the week under control I made the mistake of feeling like I could relax a bit, so I took a sleeping pill and planned on getting a good night’s rest. Joke was on me! 😉 Sunday morning I was woken up by Uncle Dave telling me there was water all over the new wood floor in the kitchen and I needed to get up right away. Of course I jumped out of bed and ran upstairs, only to find the wood floor soaked, under the cabinets wet, and water running down through the floor into the ceiling of the bedroom below, dripping dirty water and building up in the new latex paint.
Needless to say, I felt kind of defeated. I might have cried a little bit after everything was taken apart and starting to dry. De-humidifiers and fans were loud additions to an already chaotic construction zone. Fortunately we found the problem and discovered the leak early, so we were able to dry it all out and put it back together by this afternoon. A blessing for sure. I always try to look on the bright side and I do believe it was a blessing that Dave was using the sink and discovered the issue while he was still here, and while things were still under construction. If it had happened later once things were really finished and without someone here who could have fixed it right away, it could have been MUCH more devastating!
I did what any reasonable person would do and I drowned my frustrations in some dessert. Have you tried this ice cream from Trader Joe’s? It’s pretty dangerous! 😉
Fortunately, the boys and Ash stayed in Salt Lake with John and I got a little comic relief mid-week when I got texts of the boys at swim lessons. SO funny. John had taken the boys once before a year or so ago, and Sam had been a pro, Jack not so much. I had to pull these screen shots from videos, so they are blurry, but I can’t not include them because these boys make me smile so much.
It was cracking me up to see the videos of Jack having to be dragged into the water in a life vest, and Sam jumping in and swimming circles around him without a vest.
It is the perfect way to describe their personalities. Hilarious.
When I have a minute or two I’m busy working on holiday postings. If you don’t already follow along with me over on shop.ltk, come on over! Lots of fun stuff to see! 🙂
Here’s to another busy week ahead! Hoping for better luck with the house this week! 😉
Have a great week!