Saturday, April 07, 2007

April Fools

I'm sure our friends thought we were playing an April Fools joke when we woke them with a phone call at 6:15 a.m. Sunday morning asking if we could borrow their wet/dry vac because our house was flooded. "No really, the whole house, please hurry!" my husband asking his friend.

This is how April started. Instead of planned bike rides to the local coffee shop and a day at the park, we spent the whole day pulling up sopping wet carpet and carpet pad while trying to move all of our furniture into the ONE dry room in the house. So now we are living on chalky concrete floors with soggy echoing walls and we have to decide what type of flooring we want and where. We've wanted new floors for awhile but didn't want this to be the way to get them.

Next on Monday Bean has random swelled up bites all over her, we take her to the Dr. and she tells us she's having a severe allergic reaction to bug bites so keep her covered in bug spray and keep lots of Benadryl and Claritin around. Just what a mom wants to hear at the beginning of mosquito season!

Then on Tuesday I go for a scheduled appointment with the podiatrist and tell him my woes and he has the nerve to send me home with stomach churning anti-inflammatories and a huge right leg contraption that I have to wear for the next 3 weeks. Eeek! I'm almost afraid to leave the house anymore.

P.S. a quick apology for not responding as fast as I'd like to those of you who left comments this week, but our computer was unplugged and yanked out of the office before it started floating with everything else! I hope this weekend is better and April turns out to be less foolish. Sheeesh my birthday is this Friday! FRIDAY THE 13th, that should be interesting.


Janice said...

YIKES!!!!!!!!!!! you are just getting all the bad stuff over at one time so the rest of the year is great.... I am sure

Madge said...

OMG, what a week you've had. I hope you're all okay - the flooding is done and your house dry, Bean's allergic reaction is gone and your leg contraption manageable. (the leg things sounds vaguely torturous, which I hope isn't the case at all!) Fingers crossed the rest of the month goes better...but wait...your birthday is on Friday the 13th?! I'd start drinking now.

P.S. My birthday was on Friday the 6th. Aries babies - yay!

justine said...

oh no! that's awful. things can only getter better..... Happy Birthday fellow aries baby

Courtney said...

I am sooooo sorry to hear about that, it really sucks!! How did your house flood? Well Happy Early Birthday. (Mine is Today)

Taryn said...

Poor Cher! When I saw the pictures I thought you all had gone way too far with the whole April Fools thing, but ack! what a bummer it's real!

I hope you are feeling better soon. And hopefully no more calamities befall you! Happy early birthday!

mehitabel said...

Oh, I had one of those leg contraptions--nasty! Sounds like a week of nasties and let's all hope that was the whole year's worth, right there. Friday the 13th? A good sign! (It's also my granddaughter's 18th, so it's going to be a good day!)