We’ll start with the bad news first.
We came home from vacation (that’s for the good news portion) and noticed some water in our garage under the water heater. Later the next evening, James walked into the room behind the garage and his feet were immediately soaked. We called some guys to repair the water heater, but decided to replace the whole thing to save us from potentially worse situations. Right now, as I’m typing this, we have carpet cleaners here that are taking out the moisture of the carpet and the padding underneath and hopefully we don’t need to replace anything. I haven’t taken a shower in 3 days. I’m not proud of this, but there are so many things going on right now that I just can’t mentally relax like I want to.
Since we got home on Friday, we have spent so much money and majority has been for things that we weren’t prepared for. My advice, always have your heaters and furnaces inspected by professionals and don’t just choose someone because they are inexpensive. Check reviews and know that if you have a 2 star company come out, you get 2 star quality work. Be aware and be careful.
On a lighter note, we get to the good news! We took a week long trip to Georgia and definitely needed it! Actually, we need another one after all this stress. We went to see James’ family and friends and just enjoy some days to ourselves without James running off to work. I would go back in a heart beat. Morgan went on her first (and second) flights for this trip and she was FANTASTIC!! She did get a little fussy nearing the end of the second flight but she usually gets that way when we wants to play and can’t. She didn’t cry or act up like I have read online and we didn’t need any cotton balls or extra food for her ears. Of course, every baby is different, so please look into the items you need just in case you do need them. I will also be making a “Traveling with infant” blog post within the week.
It feels so good to be home after vacation, but we never thought we would come home to this. Money is material, you can make more. Babies get sick and sometimes don’t get better. We are so thankful and grateful that we are safe, healthy and well and we know that by taking these steps the past few days, we are making a safer, cleaner environment for Morgan to grow up in.
I’m sorry that I haven’t kept up the frequency like I promised in the past. Things have gotten out of hand lately and I forgot to post. I don’t know how frequent the posts will be from this point but I will do my best to have the best content I can.