Update and craziness

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? emoticon 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.
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    Deep breaths.. enjoy the good times when they happen. Don't let man get ya down.. lol.. is my age showing?? Anyway, love your page. Things WILL get better.
    3733 days ago
    Wow!!! Holy smokes! Girl I hope you are breathing in between all of the chaos. The landlord issues totally sucks. Hope you heal up fast from the bumps and bruises and the upcoming surgery. Little Ms. Aliegh is growing so fast. Take it easy and take care of yourself during this wild time. I was wondering about you. Glad to see your still around and kicking!
    3734 days ago
    wow Kierae! you've been SUPER BUSY this summer! Sorry to hear about your horrible landlady too! :( landlords do like to take advantage of renters....... which is horrible in itself!!! tsk tsk on her......

    Aliegh is looking BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLL :D
    3734 days ago
  • LLTS01
    I am out of breath just reading your blog. What a terrible confluence of event. A move would probably be pushing it right now. So enjoy the baby and just plan for your surgery and make the move a longer term plan.

    3734 days ago
    Man K--you are a machine. Slow down, take a deep breath. It is ok to put yourself first--tell the rest of the wotld to bugger off for a while while you take care of yourself. (OK--I know ya can't but try!) any chance your daughter will step for for a bit and help you?
    3734 days ago
    Wow that is really crazy! That landlady of yours is really a piece of work! She's got a lot of nerve! Will she not negotiate the rent under the circumstances?
    3734 days ago
    What a cute baby! Your summer does sound very crazy! With regard to your landlord, I would write everything down and document it in case I was going to fight over the rent.
    3734 days ago
    WOW!!! Aside from your own personal obstacles, it's shameful what your landlord is putting you through. Hopefully she'll get her act together quickly and you can at least utilize the entire space that you are paying for.
    3735 days ago
    I love babies!! I think Aleigh is right. Grandma is supposed to entertain her all the time. LOL.

    Your life is toooooooooooo stressful for someone getting ready for surgery. I'm sure you know that.

    As a renter you have rights which this woman is obviously violating. I agree that you need to find a new place though because she sounds nutty.

    Does Abe have a nursing uniform? He may be doing private duty soon. And a chauffeur outfit if he is going to be carting you around. LOL.
    3735 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Wow! It sounds like you are really overloaded right now. Hope everything goes well with your surgery and all gets back to normal soon.
    3735 days ago
    Good thing you're such a strong and put together person. Can you call the housing commission on your landlord? sounds like she's asking you to live in an unhealthy environment.

    Either way, good luck with the house and the surgery and what not. Stay strong!
    3735 days ago
    What a sweet smile! She's cute. Good luck with your surgery and it sounds like you've really had a lot of action going on around you during the summer. No wonder you want some bed rest.
    3735 days ago
    wow! she's grown so big! she's adorable. what a proud grandma you must be! sorry about needing the ankle fusion. is it the arthritis? just think....after it's done, you can ease your way back to your schedule with much less discomfort than you've had before. hang in there and good luck with everything! i'm sending healing, positive vibes your way.
    3735 days ago
  • WEEZIE30
    Awwww what a cutie!!

    sorry your summer has been so crazy! I hope it gets better for you.
    3735 days ago
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