Showing posts from November, 2010

Water Damage and other things that make me go grrrrrrr!

Well Thanksgiving is over and I think it was a success.  Eight adults and three children were fed and all seemed to enjoy themselves so score one for me.  Things seemed to be going well till this morning I am lying in bed listening to my husband getting ready for work and the shit hit the fan.  While he was shaving and letting the water run (grrrrr) the pipe under the sink lets go and gallons of water flood out onto the floor and starts dripping through into the den below.  Well this is not something that I want to deal with at 6 in the morning.  I am starting to want to hunt down the previous owner and give him a beating.  So now I have electric space heaters running and I am obsessively blow drying my den ceiling, so much for getting any laundry done today!  Yet another thing that is on my mind lately is Christmas.  This year is going to be the tightest year yet with the new house and all it's old house problems.  When I tell family members that we are not going to be exchanging…

The joys of buying a 100 year old house.

Well my husband and I both grew up in older homes so it seemed like a good idea for our first home to be a little bit of a handy man special.  We were very fortunate to find a home that someone had started to renovate and had done alot of the cosmetic kitchen, paint, siding and roof.  I vividly recall as we did our final walk through the realtor saying "I'm sure once it is yours you will start to see more and more little things that need to get done."  Being caught up in the first time home buying experience I brushed it off and on we went to closing.  Now it is not a bad house by any stretch but there are a few things that are a problem, one of them being a super wet field stone basement.  The first time it rained I swear I could hear the water pouring in through the foundation.  That one is gonna be a ongoing issue until we come across some serious money.  The next thing was a funny smell in the downstairs bathroom that only I seemed to notice.  Well lo and…

Letting it out.

Well this is a first for me but as a SAHM with little to no friends nearby it seems like something that will make me feel connected to the world.  I have two wonderful children Noah and Isabella.  Noah is a 3 year old that some days makes me want to stick my head in the oven and Isabella is 8 months and just at that pinchable cheek age.  My husband and I just recently moved to New Hampshire after living in Virginia for a year and a half.  I didn't really get to know anyone while we were living in Va. because as soon as we got there I found out I was pregnant with my daughter and  8 weeks later was thrushed into the world of a high risk pregnancy.  Now I know a lot of women have dealt with much worse but I guess I am a huge baby and this really through me for a loop.  I don't think I have cried more in my life.  At my 13 week Nuchal Translucency ultrasound the doctor informed me that A) I was having a baby girl YIPEE and  B) that her NT was too large at 3.6mm and that this usua…