5.16.2007

When it rains...

...it pours! So where is the flood? Oh...it's under my bathroom sink! Whoever said that bad things happen in three's is sorely mistaken. Try sixes. My van broke down about a week ago. Yes....the one we just got. Yes...it is still broke down. No...we don't know what is wrong with it. Josh and I got locked out of our house the night before mother's day. We got home around 10pm and discovered that, earlier that day, when we "just ran inside" and left the car running with our dreaming babes to grab a few things we needed for the day...the house key that we slipped off my key ring to "just run inside" somehow got left INSIDE. We have one of those OH SO convenient bottom locks that you can lock from the inside. Genius idea...but bad news for folks like us...ummm that'd be scatterbrained. So we slept at my parents house that night. And the next morning Josh and my dad had to break a window to get in our house. So how was my mother's day spent, you ask? Well most of it involved Josh and my pops fixing the window...and then trying to fix the van....and me watching the kids. Same day...my toilet clogs. (this is a whole different story within itself....those of you who know it...this is your cue to giggle). This was no ordinary clog. The sucker was not budging...nothing was going down....I mean nothing. So...a plumber came out to our house the beginning of the week, spends no more than 10 minutes in our home and leaves 90 bucks richer. Asher woke up Monday morning with a croupy cough and a nose that WOULD NOT stop running....which was just in time because we are having a toddler stay with us...in our home...over the weekend. We love sharing germs. Last night, while I am cleaning the bathroom, I hear water trickling from somewhere. I look at the cabinets under the sink and sure enough....a water fall. I look under the sink...soft wood and enough damaged "goods" to fill a garbage can. Does it sound like I am complaining? I'm really am ok with it all. It got to a point of being amusing. But I did make the mistake of joking, after discovering the small lake in my bathroom, "seriously now...what else can go wrong". My cousin mary....one of my most favorite people in the universe, was supposed to come visit us today. The plane carrying both her and her sweeter than sugar daughter Avery was going to land at Sky Harbor at 2:20. She called and said there was a health scare with her father-in-law and that she might not be making it out. Turns out....everything is ok with him. He didn't have a stroke like they thought....and my kindred is coming to visit us late this evening. So...enough with the rain....bring on the SUN! (shouldn't be hard, considering where we live!) I'll update you on all the great big fun we had next week...and hopefully I'll have a story about my van miraculously starting. Hoping the sun shines all around you this weekend and that your world is full of nothing but things going swell!

4 comments:

kristjana said...

Oh wow. I'm exhausted just reading all that! I think you guys met your quota of murphy's law for the year...

Jordon and Katie said...

Jessamyn,

this is Katie (Bradshaw) Green. Matt Deckers cousin and I went to high school with Josh. I found your blog through a friends. I thought I would just say hi and your family is cute. I am also a recent "minivan mom" love it. I hope you don't mind I am going to add you to my blog. jnkgreen.blogspot.com

Katie

Nonnie said...

I think your little family needs a break!!!! :) I must say, Sass, I have been extremely proud of you for the way you have kept your sense of humor thru this week and a half. You haven't really seemed rattled, nor have you seemed upset.(At least to me!) Even when you found the leak in the bathroom, you just called me in there and laughed!! Way to handle the stress!!!!! Now let's hope the luck changes!!!!

Cory said...

Well from the sounds of it, it just keeps pouring over there! I think it's about time you enjoy the sunshine sister. Mom's right, you have maintained a great attitude through all of this!!! Way to go!