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. :-)