Sunday, April 6, 2008

A BUSY AND EXPENSIVE WEEK

It has been an eventful week for us. First of all my manny (Sam), went back to work this week so that meant that I had to cook, clean and do all school pick ups and drop offs again. He thinks he gets depressed when it is time to go back to work....I think I can give him a run for his money. Estimate on how much a manny is worth..Priceless!! I could get used to that life.

Then on Monday it rained extremely hard here in the morning and by early afternoon we had water flowing freely into our basement. Not good. We knew there was a problem because when the snow melted we got some water too. The water is only coming in on two walls but in order to fix it we will probably have to put tile all around the basement. An initial estimate is $2,000. The company who built this home has come out a couple of times (even though we are no longer under warranty) to help us figure things out but it doesn't look like they will be any financial help with it. So now the carpet is all pulled up and everything is such a mess. I know this is just water damage on a small scale but it still is an unsettling feeling. As of right now the water has stopped but it is supposed to rain 3-4 times this week.

Claremarie's parent teacher conference was on Thursday and, of course, it was a good report. Although, for the first time, the teacher did say that Claremarie needs to work on talking to her neighbors less. On Friday, the kids and I went to the zoo. It was a beautiful day for zooing and we hit every building and exhibit except the lions.

Saturday, I noticed that Geordi's eye was swollen shut and kind of runny. Being not very experienced dog owners, we weren't sure if this was normal or if it something that would take care of itself or if it was something we could even treat over the counter. Sam called a dog person at his work and they said that anything with the eye should probably be seen my a DVM (that is a vet!). Of course this happened on a Saturday so that means the only place open is the emergency clinic (read at least double the cost!). We take Geordi in and find out that he needs a little surgery for them to even figure out what is wrong. They put him under and find out that he has been bitten by a small dog or a cat which is troubling since he is a house dog who is only outside in a fenced in yard. I'm guessing cat since they can climb fences and they are usually pretty feisty!! (All you people who told me that having a dog would keep cats and rabbits out of our yard were WRONG!!) Anyway, it is infected and had to be lanced and now we have to put hot compresses on it 3 times a day and give him medicine and all kinds of fun stuff. I do feel sorry for him though because he has to wear a dog cone and he has had quite a bit of trouble maneuvering it. He keeps running into my leg as he follows me around and he can't eat or drink very well. We are improvising.

So, if any of you actually made it to the end of this post. Thanks for letting me vent a bit. It feels better getting it out. Now onto figuring out what we are supposed to learn from all of these things. On the bright side, my little consignment clothing project didn't turn out too badly. I made $300.00. Almost enough to pay the vet bill. :-)

3 comments:

Rhonda said...

This blog has it all. It made me happy and sad all in one. Sorry about the water and the vet bill. Hopefully things will get better soon. On the other hand, your comments about your manny had me laughing out loud. One of these days I will have to go to the zoo with you guys!

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Robyn said...

I never got to hear the whole water story, only parts. I'm so seriously bummed out for you! Do you need to store anything over in our basement while the work is done?
Praying for you (and the dog)!