Monday, February 27, 2012

Random Catch Up

It has been a busy few days for us!

Last week Eliza and I missed swim class because of a big snow storm that hit while we were on our way. Her swim class is about 45 minutes away. There are closer ones, but the one we go to is great for really little kids. I decided to turn around about 5 miles up the road. Luckily they let you make up the class so we will go another day. Instead we stopped at Jo-Anns and grabbed some supplies.

She was able to go to gymnastics on Wednesday and did an amazing job. One of the children missed last week but was there on Wednesday, he comes with his Grandpa who happened to be one of my college professors. It was pretty weird watching your professor practice cartwheels! Eliza is doing so well and really trying to jump on the trampoline. When I was at our local store I found a "jump-o-lene" on clearance and bought it for her to practice on.

I also bought a helmet for her bike trailer. Might be used in the jumper too

Come on in!

We are continuing to do updates on the house and look for a new one. Mark is really set on moving to North Carolina but I am still torn. Loosing my Lions Season Tickets would break my heart. I found a neighborhood here that I really like so I have been talking to the builder about the possibilities there.

I installed a bunch of new lights in the house. It is amazing what that can do for a room. My wonderful Uncle came over and installed a ceiling fan that I was struggling with. I don't have a relationship with my father so I am so thankful I have a great relationship with my Uncle, he is the one I go to the Lions games with.

Now I need to repaint the room

My Uncle and I dancing at my wedding

We went and picked out our tile for the bathroom at Lowes. I know the guy who works there from past home improvements so he was able to give me a break down on cost so I could try to do a rough estimate of what we were looking to spend. We had them send out some installers to measure to give us a more accurate quote. WHAT A DISASTER. I try my best to not judge, but sometimes we fail. The guys were scheduled to come between 9-11, Eliza had her eye appointment that afternoon so my day was packed. At 11:15 they were still not at my house so I called the company. They tried to explain that they had a company meeting that morning and that is why they were late. I am sorry, but I worked in customer service most of my life, you knew you were going to be late! Call! When the guys finally showed up I literally texted Mark "I'm Scared". They arrived in a very old beat up van that said "United Methodist Church" on it. How do I know these are the right guys??? They were smoking as they walked to the door and tossed the cigarette into the snow off my porch. So moving on...they measured, explained the process and left.

A few days later I received a call from Lowes giving me the cost. It was about $1000 more then I figured out in my head. I know I am not professional but I know how to measure and add. I asked for a break down and was shocked to see what I saw. They quoted me $60 to remove then replace the toilets...yet they were charging me $190. The guys told me I didn't need to remove our old floor but were charging me $200 to do it. The real kicker....they say they measured 195sqft!!!! That is a room a little bigger then 19x10, my bedroom isn't that big yet you think my bathroom is!!?? The whole bathroom is 70sqft BEFORE taking out the footage of the tub, vanity and shower!

Needless to say I was furious. If I wouldn't have asked for a break down they would have swindled me out of so much money. I instantly complained to the manager who apologized. They sent out a new company the next day, who were 100000000x better, and we are waiting for that quote.

Eliza is talking so much now. I can't wait to do her 14 month update so we can see all the words she says and signs. She also learned to go down the stairs on her belly. This is a blessing and a curse. I am glad she knows how to get down properly but that means she is no longer scared of the stairs. Before she learned how to go down she wouldn't go near the top of the stairs. She would stand in the hall, 5 feet back from the steps and say "up up" without moving. Now she walks over, lays on her belly and goes down.

I am so excited some of my shows are starting again. Jerseylicious and Big Rich Texas are two of my favorites..I am not too proud to admit it! If anything I learn how I DON'T want to act and the things I DON'T want to do with Eliza.

We had Eliza's eye Dr appt last week and unfortunately he confirmed what our pediatrician said, she needs surgery on her eye. She was diagnosed with dacryostenosis a blocked tear duct. We have known this since she was born but were always hopeful it would fix itself. Unfortunately the past month it has started to become infected and bother her. Her Dr gave her antibiotic drops(yep, totally easy to put drops in a 1 year olds eye) and sent us to the Eye Dr. We have scheduled her surgery for the last week of May. We could do it any time but that was the furthest out he would allow. I am hopeful God will reach down and heel her eye for us before then.
Before we left for the Dr. She likes me to turn the Iphone camera on us so she can see herself on the phone and take pictures

A few weeks back Zulily had Elmo clothing on their site. Eliza is OBSESSED with Elmo. She calls him Mo or Mo-Mo. I ordered these for her and she was SO excited.

Well, that is about it I think. I have some DVR to catch up on now that Eliza is asleep and I need a break from fabric!

Have a good day everyone! I'll leave you with Captain Destruction!