Thursday, August 27, 2009
In true form, this summer has been NUTS! I have been nonstop running, between babysitting the neighbor kids, watching Aliegh for basically half the week (or more), and then you toss in an out of town/state visitor or two. Mix all that up with a crazy (not in a good way) landlady who has not done a darn thing on my the mess of my downstairs.
I am still living in half of my house (but wait for it... paying full rent). It makes me feel so warm and fuzzy when I see all of my belongings sitting under a tarp outside, spread across my wrap around deck, and down the stairwell leading to my downstairs. I am functioning without a washer and dryer - thank god my neighbor took pity on me so I don't have to go to a laundry mat because we all know my schedule needs that task added to it. My landlady has decided 6 weeks after my downstairs was demolished that she doesn't deal with contractors because SHE IS a contractor. Explains ALOT about the prior issues with the house...just saying. We think her plan is to work on the place on her days she isn't teaching college PE. We are laying money she wants to live downstairs while she does this and be able to freely use our bathroom upstairs and kitchen. But the kicker - she expects us to continue to pay full rent. Oh yeah this sooo works for me.
Needless to say, we are semi looking for a new place. All complicated by the fact that I am scheduled for surgery on the 22nd. Everyone should ponder moving when they know they are going to be laid up for 3 months. It rocks the blood pressure which right now is too high for my normally laid back 100/60. Thanks to my lovely concussion and black eye, I am dealing with headaches right now (and evidently my blood pressure was kinda ugly). So I am suppose to be resting and recuperating. See how well this is working? I fell and hit the nightstand by my bed. How did I fall? Well when you have one foot waiting for fusion and ya mix it up with a narrow space (have Aliegh's playpen in the area) and then ya toss in one BIG weimaraner named Abe = hello splat~!
I never thought I would be looking forward to summer winding down but I am. School starts on the 9th. My last set of houseguests (who shall be sleeping on an air mattress in my dining room) arrive on the 4th and leave on the 9th. I need to pull together my household and set up for being stuck unable to walk for 3 -4 months. I am kinda looking forward to being stuck in bed - at least for a week. Then I will be plotting how to escape again which I am sure Abe will be there to help. I am thinking rigging up some kind of harness with him so he can pull me around. Of course this only works if he doesn't get distracted by shinies, bicycles, squirrels, food, a cloud...
And the last bit - here is Ms Aliegh who is going to be 6 months old in a week. She is rolling over, scooting backwards, digging sweet potatoes, loves giving kisses and thinks her grams should be constantly entertaining her or at least within sight.