Thursday, February 07, 2008


You wouldn’t believe how crazy it is here right now. We’ve had to take sponge baths and wash our hair over the sink for the last two days because our one and only shower is having major clogging issues (not even professional-strength Draino helped this time around). Right now the ceiling over the stairs has huge orangey-brown water spots and is literally falling apart (onto the stairs which is covered with towels and buckets) because of the leakage. Our lucky landlord is the one who gets to come fix it today.

Then, somewhere between my work deadline and trying for the second time to potty train Meredith, Kevin came down with the flu. Ugh.

Fortunately, Meredith is doing really well with the potty training this time. It happened in like two hours. I’m not kidding. If you remember my last desperate post, you’ll know how relieved I am right now. She’s been dry all day and for the third day in a row. And, the best part is I don’t even have to remind her to go. We’ve run errands with her wearing only underwear (not even pull-ups) and she’s done great! It’s so great to see your child take those first steps toward being a self-governed individual.

UPDATE: The landlord is here. I'm sitting at my computer desk working and all I hear is what sounds like thousands of little pieces of ceiling falling on the stairs and living room floor. I wonder if this is a full-service landlord (i.e., will he vacuum)? I'd better not press my luck!


jordan said...

when it rains, it pours, huh. :-( prayed for you. ENTPs can weather any storm! ;-) what would life be without these kinds of exciting events, you know?

Heather L. said...

Oh that's awful -- about the water and the flu. Glad to hear Meredith is making progress!

Micah said...

Isn't times like this when you LOVE the fact that your renting??? YEAH for Meredith! Sorry Kev is sick - Kate has had the flu bug and I'm hoping the rest of us escape it :-/