Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Only somewhat-interesting update

I'm sure the minute details of my life are not that interesting to most of you folk.  But they probably are to at least mom (maybe buff?) so I'll write them. 
We've been crazily moving in over the past 2 days.   Our bathroom is now finished.  the kitchen is finished other than the lack of fridge.  The landlord is absolutely fabulous.  He spent 8 hours here yesterday and today working his tail off.  He HAD a fridge (more than $1000 new) but mis-measured and it doesn't fit.  So now is is getting us a new one.  But we are borrowing a mini-fridge from a ward member so we are surviving.   
They are completely gutting our soggy basement and doing it again which will be fabulous.  Landlord also tore out a ton of huge bushes and our sidewalk with the intention of stopping the flooding in our basement. 
The house is great.  The one thing I wish I had is more cupboard space.  I'll have to put foods/equipment (like my bosch) we don't use much in the basement. 
The other night we had a big thunder storm during the night.  It was very noisy and I kept worrying that the girls would be scared, but they never woke up.  It was tough to sleep through the noise but I managed.    The next morning the compassionate service leader from our ward called to "make sure you were ok and not too upset about the storm"  Apparently, she as well as MANY others in Macomb were up most of the night worried about tornados and listening to the radio/tv.    I guess there were some sort of very dangerous winds that came through town and a very real potential threat.  As she was telling me this I was on my way to walmart to buy breakfast for my family (currently having NO food).  I made a mental note to buy a radio to keep in the basement to keep in case of tornados.  I got to Walmart and put the first thing in my cart and the lights all went out since the power went out.  The made us all go to the front of the store and I waited 10 minutes hoping the power would come back on but it didn't.  I begged an employee to go and get me some milk for my starving children.  The power was on a few hours later and I was able to buy food.  But man, it is wierd and no-fun to not be able to feed your family.  So there is my food-storage plug for the day. 
Steve started work today and it went fairly well.  He works tuesday-friday 6:30am to 5pm.   
My girls have been making it IMPOSSIBLE to unpack everything.  They fight like cats and dogs and are as grumpy as can be.  I feel bad because their little world has been turned upside down, but there is nothing we can do about it.  They are going to a babysitter tomorrow for 3 hours.  Hopefully it will benificial for all!

6 comments:

Gramps said...

Are you kidding me?!? I LOVE to read the minutia of my kids' lives. Keep it up. I'm glad your landlord is continuing to do the work to make it a nice place. Do they think that taking the bushes out and gutting the basement will make it livable space again? Scary thought about a disaster and no food. Yup...good plug for having food storage. I hope you guys never see a tornado. 4 day work week for Stevo..cool! 3 day weekend every week. Monday isn't just family night, it's family day! Thanks for the update. Yer mom was just saying to me this morning she wished she knew what was going on back there. She misses your usual phone calls.

Brett said...

Impressive that your landlord is doing so much when they were originally just trying to sell it and not be landlords right? I'm glad you have food. Don't get tornadoed.

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the update! And keep em comin' . Between refereeing fights, unpacking, trying to stock your house with food again...I am sure you don't have all THAT MUCH to do!
I DON'T like having my kids in Tornado country. Better do your homework of what to do...

Gramps said...

I've never known anyone that has had such a nightmare of a move. I'm relieved that you're finally in and the place is coming together and the landlord is being so nice. Thanks for the phone call.

Erica said...

Having a good landlord who really cares about you guys is such a blessing. Maybe in the long run all this will be worth the wait? I like reading your updates too. You definitely have more exciting things going on in your lives than we do. :)

Christa said...

Sounds like an adventure, all right! So who is babysitting your kids already? A ward member? Potential friend?