Friday, November 9, 2012

Another quick update

We close on our house next week. We will be leaving our temporary apartment and getting everything out of our storage unit & bringing it all back together. (reunited and it feels so good!) We are also doing some major painting (Patrick and his friend) before we move in. The old house still has its little friends living in it. We had the yard done. We had Orkin come for a third time! Just waiting to move out of there now. Sad.

The past few weeks have just been dealing with logisitcs. And illness. We all got sick. Pretty bad. Fevers. Nasty cough. Sinuses, etc. Last night Mr Arlo puked every half hour ALL NIGHT LONG. not good for a mama whose husband is in California all week! I'm a little out of sorts today! So please excuse my exceptionally bad grammar and spelling errors. We went to the doctor this morning and Arlo checked out fine. Ears. Throat. Lungs. All looked good. Virus I guess. Nasty.

Today is Cy's half birthday. He is smiling ear to ear because he is so excited to be four AND A HALF. Sadly we spent the moring at the doctor office getting Arlo checked out instead of celebrating. But we are going to take advantage of being in Uptown for one last week and walk down to a nearby bakery Woullet's - and get him a special treat later!

And I would like to ask that you keep the Hansen family in your thoughts and prayers. Dr Hansen is one of my dad's partners and best friends. His lost his daughter this week to cancer. She was my age and my friend. We met when we were young on ski trips out west with our dads. I will never forget how grateful I was to see her smiling face in my very first class the very first hour at a brand new school in a new school district. Ms K's math class. A familiar face! And a friend! And we were wearing the EXACT same outfits that first day. Sara was so sweet and she took my hand and made all the newness seem not nearly as scary. She was just one of those super smiley, happy, sweet natured people. She left behind a husband and two young sons. My heart aches for her family but I am glad she is not suffering any longer. She put up an amazing fight. Rest is peace sweet Sarah.

makes fleas seem silly now doesn't it?

This photo montage is titled "Life with fleas. Life in a hotel."

 This was the first night we returned home from Milwaukee (back in Sept) to discover these strange bugs everywhere. I took a picture of one to show to people to find out what it was. Makes me sick now to look at it. How can something so tiny completely turn ones life upside down?
 Belgium waffle bars at all the hotels. First Cy was elated and by the end of our long hotel stint he just wanted oatmeal!
 Arlo eating lunch in the garage before we realized that was also infested. I brought him there so I could run in & grab stuff, etc.
 Arlo's room literally being turned upside down. This is when we were using that non-toxic powder to try to kill the fleas. No avail. Orkin came a week later.
 Cy's room
 When you don't have toys in a hotel, you improvise! the dog makes a great toy.
 Arlo & mama time while Cy was in school
 Finding fields/nature even when we were in the middle of a concrete jungle.
 Self-entertaining with soaps, dishes and water.

 The typical baby-taking-out-the-pots pic... but this time our memory will be in a hotel!
 Hotel parking lot walks.
 early morning hotel lobby visits
Improvised hotel jungle gyms

A reprise from hotel life. Dada took the boys to a fall festival

 Cy and Arlo's bedroom for a month.
 Now we live here. In the first floor.
 Before we left the hotel we did over 20 loads of laundry. Used Arlo's crib as our basket. This is just one of the many times we filled the crib. The boys were at  the grandparents and we literally stayed up all night. These are all clean clothes. The hotel had free laundry machines - good ones - and a lot of them - so we washed EVERYTHING we own!
 Bagging up the house. Moments before the mean bad guys came and took away my favorite couch and rugs. (I just might have shed a tear or two on the sly)
 A house worth's of mattresses waiting to be hauled away.
 Here is a pic of the inside where we live now in Uptown. The furnishings have a sort of european hostal feel to them. Futons. Lots of kitsch. But three bedrooms and much more space!
It does have a updated (although very small) kitchen.

See you in our next place! :) We close on Wednesday!

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