Friday, June 06, 2014
This is actually a nearing sunset shot--even though I don't face that direction--LOL!
How's this for rainclouds moving in overhead. At first I thought I had gotten my finger in the picture--LOL! We've had some rain here and there with the temps hovering around 80.
The garbage disposal got fixed right away that day. But the garage door people didn't arrive until Wednesday afternoon while I was gone over to D&L's. The office didn't call and leave a message or anything. *sigh* When I called them Thursday morning they said it was fixed. This time, apparently, it finally really truly IS fixed--tada! I was able to put Pita in the garage when I got home from D&L's last night. Hurray! :)
I spent a lot of Wednesday and Thursday over in West Fargo. Lots going on at their place. Wednesday their Costco livingroom furniture finally was being delivered--but a couch leg wouldn't go on so they only accepted the chair and the loveseat--which Leah is sitting on while setting up a video baby monitor.
They also had garage door troubles and somebody came to fix theirs, too. Recently discovered mold in the master bathroom up on the ceiling in the corner (cupboards there) where the icy wind hits it in the winter and caused condensation--so they are dealing with the construction company on that issue. They sent somebody out and they put more insulation up in the attic but still have to come back to actually deal with the mold. Were supposed to have cement poured for the patio, etc--but too wet this week. Oh, and the glider rocker they ordered--sent the wrong one. Now it will be another 4-8 weeks--not in time for the baby, most likely. Leah had a long list of places she had to call on various issues both days I was there. Seems like things have been moving one step forward two steps back over there--LOL! They take it in stride.
We did get most of baby stuff sorted from the showers and quite a bit hauled upstairs. Tags cut off and piles started for washing up everything so they can be organized by size in the baby's dresser. We got through all the new items, I think...and next week we'll finish sorting through the hand-me-downs (clothing and toys) so we can start laundry and scrubbing stuff down. I'm going to help her make up meals ahead of time to freeze, too. And she needs to do some reorganizing in the kitchen, too, before the baby comes. Lots to do. :)
I was thinking how we have had mom belly shots, but no pics of dad lately, right? So I caught a couple of pictures of Dagan while he was emptying the dishwasher.
Note--Leah has been melting in the heat and needs the AC cranked up--so you see that Dagan has a warm top on. After being there on Wednesday...I brought a turtleneck with me yesterday--ROFL!
Here's the latest belly shot.
Less than three weeks to go!
Now, this is really silly, I know. When the diaper pails were unpacked...couldn't help but think...goodness!...wouldn't Miss Karma just love one of those boxes! Yup! Silly, silly me carried home an empty box.
But it was greatly appreciated.
I think she had her head sticking out because of the cloying scent inside from the plastic bags that came with the diaper pail. But a weird smell was not going to stop Miss SnoopyPants from claiming the box, right? LOL!
Today Leah is off to lunch and shopping with her sister, Michal. Leah will let me know if she wants me to come over this weekend at all, but I plan to be over again on Monday. Lifestyle changes are instantaneously wrought with independent transportation, eh? I love it! You forget that particular freedom when it is no longer an option, you know? And D&L's is just a hop and a skip away in a vehicle (2 miles), so I don't have to be feeling fantastic to make a quick trip over and still be able to help out, you know? It's absolutely wonderful. :) :)
I have to confess...it is so strange to hold those soft tiny clothes in these hands. Been nearly 40 years since I was nesting and preparing for Master Dagan to make his entrance into the world. It's hard to remember him ever being that tiny...and yet there seems to be an almost physical memory triggered by the light weight of a baby sleeper with those tiny snaps resting in my fingers. Can quite overwhelm me in a quiet moment.
Speaking of quiet...today will be an R&R day here in Fargo. A good day to chat with some snailer friends on paper and read library books. Looks sunny this morning. Supposed to be cooler!! In the 60s for a couple days! Awesome! My kind of weather. Hope you have a marvelous weekend!! :):)
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."