Wednesday, April 08, 2009

When it rains

they leak! And it's a brand new house.

French doors leak at the window

Water dripping in and onto the carpet. The wet spot grew even larger than that and has happened many times after.



Water coming in our bedroom window

Water dripping down the tub like a mini waterfall from water coming in the window.



Water stains on the bathroom wall






This is a water stain, it wasn't on the wall when we did the walk through. But was there the day we went to move in. I guess it's not a priority for the builder to fix it. It's going to lose them a sale of a house! We're allergic to mold and I shudder to think what's growing inside the walls.
Can you see the water draining down the sill? (The shiny part in the middle)



Saturday, April 04, 2009

Who ever the person was that shared

strep germs with me...beware! I'm looking for you! It's no fun to be so sick you use every last ounce of energy heating up Chef Boy Ardee crap for your kids to eat for lunch. And the chills, I've never felt so cold. Not to mention it feels like I'm swallowing hot shards of broken glass every time I swallow. You are warned! You are on my $hit List!

Autism Awareness

Friday, April 03, 2009

How tired do you have to be to sleep through your alarm...

going off for 13 minutes?

I'm still so tired. I stayed up until the 3rd tornado watch was called off. The second storm that came through knocked out our cable so I couldn't see where it was and when. But we ran into the powder room when we heard the tornado siren go off. That thing is about 2+ miles away and it sounded like it was in our driveway.

Adding to that I only had 3 1/2 hours the night before after being up for over 24 hours prior I think I just passed right out after K got settled after her 2 am potty run. Which was great, she got up on her own and went back to her sleeping bag and covered herself back up with her security blankets without screaming for an hour after. I had the kids sleep on the floor downstairs in their sleeping bags so I could gather them up easier if we had to take precautions again.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I look like death warmed over.

I was actually looking forward to a good night's sleep last night too. I had to end up staying up late and fighting with our scanner so I could scan the real estate contract and send it to the agent. Never got it to work. So off to some place to fax it later if our ancient fax isn't working.

I took tylenol pm and laid down. When I finally felt sleepy I hear C "Mommy! Mommy! I threw up in my bed" Boy did he it was a ton and all over his bed and on the cream colored carpet. Why did I let him have pizza for dinner! Then he threw up 3 times an hour until 2 am. That's when I finally got to sleep. I had to get up at 5:30 to get a shower and get at least J breakfast and lunch done. Did I mention K has been running a fever of 102+ for 3 days now if I don't keep meds in her. Same thing J had last week I guess. She's evil and upstairs screaming at C right now.

I have so much to do today besides the 6 loads of yucky laundry I started at 5:30 when I got up. That doesn't count my normal laundry that needs to be done. We used all the bedding we had and all of the towels minus the one I saved so I could dry off after my shower. I ended up putting him on the floor on a nap mat with rain ponchos under the mat to cover a wide area of the carpet. Now I'm off to try another steam cleaning of the carpet.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

All I can say is that when it rains it pours...

if you're the praying type pray that I have strength to make it through and stay sane.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Don't you just hate those days your alarm clock forgets to go off?

Well it's more like I had turned it off the morning before because I had accidentally hit snooze instead of dismiss. I didn't want it going off the entire time I was in the shower. Of all days to be late too, the boys needed to be on time because they start SAT testing today. This is the first time I can remember driving the kids to school in my PJ's because we were that late. I NEVER do that. I feel so out of place outside of the house in anything but clothes.

We made it on time though, PHEW! Didn't help I had to scream like a mad woman to keep the kids in gear.

They just kept stopping and standing there in a daze instead of getting dressed, putting shoes on, etc. Then K started with her garbage. She has not been a pleasant little person since she turned four. I really want my sweet (and good sleeping) girl back !

She's just on these kicks where she has tantrums all day long, screams at me and whines about EVERYTHING and if I change what I'm doing to what she said she wanted in the first place she changes her mind about that and complains and screams and whines about that too. She's had a lot of time outs where she has screamed at least 50 minutes at a time in her room. She won't even go to bed at night without me getting flustered and frustrated after the 500th time of her getting up. She can't put her own blanket on, she wants to play at 3 am or whatever so there are hours at night she's screaming in her room too.

This morning she wouldn't get dressed or let me put clothes on her. Once she calmed down it was easier until she realized she didn't get breakfast but her brothers did. OMG, she had a fit yesterday because she wanted to eat AFTER we got back from taking them to school instead. It's really like she just wants to do the opposite of what I need and want her to do at the moment.

I swear I'm going to have a stroke by the time she's a teen!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

A Year of CrockPotting: Meal Planning with the CrockPot

A Year of CrockPotting: Meal Planning with the CrockPot

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

So I haven't updated in a long time...

and I'll just say that I'm leaving all the water issues to dh. Which is a HUGE mess right now with the builder expecting us to even pay for the repair of the broken valve that was underground. We lease this house and have only been in it for 2 months give or take. THEY will take care of it according to our lawyer. But I'll leave it there. DH and the Lawyer are working on it.

I think dh has decided we won't buy this house, not sure. IF our house in MD sells soon. We had a serious couple looking at it but it's 3rd on their list of choices. I hope it jumps up to number one and quick! Paying out on 2 houses every month is hurting our savings.

Dh leaves again next week, this time Arizona.

James 'graduated' from speech therapy, so he's done! So no more IEP meetings for me! YAY!

I feel so tired and so stressed and I'm still in freaking pain. But there is nothing that is being found that should be causing it. Please pray they find the cause or that it goes away. It's been well over a year now. The pain gets so bad that I'm nauseated most days. Not a fun way to be when you have kids that are always on the go.

Monday, February 02, 2009

So we might be looking for another house...

we'll be walking away from the earnest money we put down on the contract part (we've got a lease to own). There are so many things we're finding wrong with this place and it's a nightmare to get them to fix it. One small thing is a cracked tile by the fireplace


It was like this when we did the walk through and they were supposed to fix it and made several appointments to come do it and never showed. The window in the bathroom leaks every time it rains and now the wall and paint are messed up. He caulked it from the outside supposidly but it still leaks and the painters who were supposed to come and caulk the bedroom windows, which also leak and leak badly. Have never shown up.



And then the latest... The guy from the water company came to check the meter last week. He knocked on the door to ask if we had water running. I checked and nothing was running. I thought maybe the water heater was filling up since James had taken a bath so I wasn't too concerned. The water meter guy said we had a leak but it wasn't on their end. I checked it again the next morning and the meter is still spinning. Our water bill was over $2K for just last month! I called the builder on Friday, he called back on Friday night and said he'd be here the first thing on Monday morning. I'm still waiting. First thing to me would be at least 9 am since the south seems to sleep in. Dh is livid (and on a plane back to MD) but he says he's not paying this water bill. I don't know what it will take to fix the leak since we can't seem to find it. We checked everything. Outside and inside. Nothing is on and there are not obvious water leaks any where. Dh is going to give me a nervous breakdown over this. It's apparently my job to do it all. He didn't even take the freaking trash out last night and I'm in an evil mood.

Friday, January 23, 2009

I don't know what is going on but

I feel so drained! I've been trying to eat better, exercise even though it hurts so bad inside my body. I've even managed to loose a couple of pounds. But oh so many more to go. But I'm so TIRED. I haven't been sleeping well either. I don't know if it's the extremely loud snoring that hubby is doing because of his cold or what. Well that and I hurt so bad when I lay down. I just want to feel human again!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I got the results today...

I have 2 small tumors on one of the lobes of my liver, one is benign and the other is too small to tell but they don't think its a problem either. I have orders to lose weight and eat Really low fat diet and come back in 3 months to have some blood work done to check on my liver functions.

Then if nothing is found I need to be sent to an Infectious Disease Specialist (to see about the fevers if they keep happening) she's wondering about the possibility of something with Valley Fever (I have calcified nodes on my lungs from what they think was caused by VF). Oh and maybe a Urologist, I have a tiny kidney stone that supposedly isn't causing any problems. So at least 3 more months of pain if it doesn't go away before then.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I had the big CT scan yesterday

I had to drink the nasty barium sulfate then be subjected to the dye that made me so much more queasy but at least it's over. I'll hopefully get the results Friday when I go to the Dr. Hopefully whatever they saw is nothing serious!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

My baby is four years old today and she knows it

and is so excited about it. Everything that comes out of her mouth is about being four or her birthday. She was however surprised she did not grow a great deal overnight since she was three yesterday and is four today. Her slippers still fit as well as most of her other clothes. Most of her pants look like Capri's now, she's gotten taller but still has a tiny waist.




Tuesday, January 06, 2009

If you pray could I ask for a few for me?

I got a call from the nurse yesterday wanting me to go for a CAT scan but I was driving to school and don't like to talk and drive. One of my pet peeves! Anyway she called back and said the insurance company has to pre approve it so they would call back.

I called today to find out WHY the Dr wants me to get a scan and find out the abdominal U/S I had about 2 weeks ago showed spots on my liver. I did the worst thing possible too. Started looking it up on the internet. I'm not a drinker so I don't have to worry about it being cirrhosis. I just pray it's not cancer but I guess that would explain the pain I've had for over a year now.