But, I do have to do an update on the happenings at our house. We are still without a washer... yes, you read that correctly, still NO washer. The first repairman came out (Mar 20th) and diagnosed the problem came back with the part, spent well over an hour before he came down the stairs and announced he was given the wrong part. He said he would order the right one on Monday(the 23rd) and give us a call. Monday came and went...no call. I did however attempt to get a hold of him because I was curious what kind of progress was being made. Tuesday same thing, no calls from said repairman. I left several messages, each one less and less kind. Finally late Tuesday(24th) he called and said he had an emergency and he wouldn't be back to finish the job...I said, "ever"? He said, nope, you should find someone else. I was shocked. I didn't really know what to think. But I got back on the phone and found another repairman, I explained what had happened and he said he would be glad to help me out. He came out on Wednesday (25th) said he would look for the broken timer, he tracked one down in California and said he could have it by Friday (27th) and it would be an easy fix. I think he should have saved his words. Friday came and he called and asked me to read him the model number on the timer, so I did. He said they sent him the wrong part. (In my mind I was thinking what, the wrong part again. Maybe the part for my relatively new washer no longer exists...) He called the store in Cali and they said they would express him the part and he should have it Monday(30th) morning. Monday came and if you can guess...the part was delivered but not to my repairman. They think it was a mis-delivery so they were attempting to find the missing package with my missing timer. Now it is Tuesday (31st) he was hoping to have it all resolved today but I will be honest, I am not that hopeful. That is the drama of the washer. I will say it again, thanks Mom for letting us take over your laundry room and keep up with wash so everyone has clean unders to wear :).
People also inquired as to Ayda and her health. Well, she was good, finally got over that yucky sounding cough and was sleeping really well (which isn't that common). Until...Sunday night. It was bedtime and she was rolling around on my bed and she sat up and said her ear was hurting. I thought she hit it or something. I dismissed it and off to bed she went. About 45 minutes later she was awake and crying. Travis went in and walked with her, tried to comfort her but she was not in the mood to be comforted. She came in and I rocked her for awhile but she just kept saying, "ouchie, ouchie, ouchie...I need my Gaco." She finally said her ear was hurting and I thought this isn't good. We had some organic ear drops that are for earaches, we dropped those in her ear and if you could have guessed, she was NOT happy about that choice. We also gave her some Motrin and off to bed she went. It was a L-O-N-G night. By 5am she was burning up (102.5). The only request she had through the night was, "bring me my Gaco." At some point in the 5 o'clock hour we texted my mom, this satisfied Ayda's need for Gaco. I called the doctor at 7a and made an appointment. Ayda did talk to her Gaco, who told her just to rest her body and that would help her...she got off the phone and rolled over and went to sleep. (Really Ayda, isn't that what we had been saying all night?!?). The doctor found ear infections in BOTH ears, and her right eardrum had started to rupture. So, we are back on antibiotics and we have added ear drops to the mix.Really, I am not complaining. I am glad we got her into the doctor, she slept a lot better last night. She isn't thrilled about the medicine but she is taking it.
Meanwhile, baby is good. He remains unaffected. Snug as a bug in a rug, on Friday we will be 6 SHORT weeks away!!
BREAKING NEWS!!! 9:42am the repairman called, he has my timer, he will be here to fix my washer this afternoon!!
(disclaimer: Ayda is a healthy child, she had only been to the doctor once (for illness) in 2 years of living in Utah...maybe Oregon isn't good for her health...)