Gabe sick. Ava fever. Dryer delivered. Missing part. Gabe saves the day. Dryer functional. Washer leaks all over basement. New fan blows good. Washer works for one load. Mailman brings 5 boxes of photos from Winkflash. Overwhelmed. Watched Nanny Diaries with Gabe. Forgot to check washer. Running water, going nowhere, leaking some during whole movie. Oops. Not feeling well. Still feel blessed and joyful.
Yeah, so the dryer guys get here and ask if we bought a dryer cord. No, we have a perfectly good dryer cord on our old dryer. Well, they can’t install old cord in new dryer if we want our 1-year warranty to be good. Plus, we have a vinyl vent hose–fire hazard. Gabe goes to Lowe’s.for new dryer cord and aluminum hose. Gabe is sick. He is a sneezing, runny-nosed, achy adorable mess. He is allergic to dust. And when he bends over, his nose runs. And he is trying to hook up this dumb dryer cord/vent with dust everywhere and bending over and dripping and sneezing and hurting. I am trying to help, and it is waaaaay harder than you might think. But he does it.
Ava. Woke up not feeling well. “My head…like when I move…is shaking all my bones.” (I assume that means, “I have a headache, and I’m aching all over.”) Plays all morning, moans every once in awhile. “I don’t want to go to school.” “You’re going.” “Can you take my temperature?” I do it just to prove she needs to go. It’s over 100. Umm…I don’t tell her. “You’re still going.” I offer her candy. She refuses. I know she’s sick. She stays home. Someone mentioned that we seem to be sick a lot. True. And we like to spread it all out. All 5 of us are never sick all at once.
I love my new dryer. Terri gave me two marvelous suggestions, but since a dryer wasn’t in our game plan, we opted to do as cheap as possible. There was free delivery and haul-away with any purchase over $397, so that’s what we did. It’s a GE. The matching washer may be in the cards sooner than we’d like. I can’t even get it to move past the wash cycle now. And there’s water on the floor again. Hmmm…
I’m feeling a little crunched to get these Christmas gifts done how I’d like. I think I will go with plan B and save my super-awesome idea for next Christmas. And start working on it waaaaaay before December.
I don’t remember the other things. I’d like to do my Christmas give-away tomorrow, since the things are all Christmas-y and won’t be much fun in a few weeks.
I’m getting super-excited about my family coming in just a few short days!!! Happy Weekend All!