Sunday, October 26, 2008

Grand Scheme

In the grand scheme, things have not been so bad...but last weekend I was up all night with a pukey kid. Missed church as well last Sunday. On the bright side, I was able to go to the Delta Zeta Founder's Day celebration at the chapter at USC, and received a lovely certificate for celebrating 25 years as an initiate.

The week was busy, and we had grand plans for the weekend but they went awry as well...Travis missed his soccer game last Saturday due to his illness, and with all the rain Friday, I had a feeling he would miss yesterday's game as well. I was correct, the games for his age group were ALL canceled yesterday. And late Friday night Trey made it 2 for 3 in the sick kid category, I think he had the same bug Travis had the weekend prior. Then our plans to see author/tv host Steve Doocy at Books A Million was in jeopardy, we didn't think it would be cool to give a national tv host the stomach bug!

Friday I noticed the ice in our freezer was melting but I thought the freezer door had just not closed properly. Friday night it appeared the meat was thawing out. Saturday seemed to be the same but I was so very tired I didn't think about the fridge/freezer being broken...I tried to call out property management company but since it was Sat. there was no one in the office and no "press this number if you have a maintenance emergency" on their voice mail. there was a number to call the owner of the company, so I did that but did not ever get an answer. I finally found some of the paperwork from when we moved in two years ago, and called the "emergency number" but OF COURSE got no response. Have I mentioned how much I do not like our property management company?????? They are fine if all you need to do is pay your rent.

Trey was feeling better by Saturday afternoon, and said he was hungry (always a good sign) so we let him have a few crackers and some 7-Up and went to BAM to see Steve Doocy. He spoke to the crowd for a few minutes then signed books and chatted a little as he was signing.

Trey was feeling poorly again this morning so here I am at home with him, missing church, curled up in my bed snuggling with my laptop and autographed Steve Doocy book, lol. I did clean out the freezer and refrigerator, salvaged what I could to the little freezer in the garage and threw out the rest, and added replacement food to my grocery list. I had to pour out THREE gallons of milk! Ken went to the store this morning to get milk so we could have breakfast and now we need to figure out what to do for lunch and dinner, and breakfast again tomorrow and pray we can get the refrigerator fixed SOON!!!

So, while it has all been frustrating, in the grand scheme it is not all that bad. I just wish I had been paying more attention to the appliances this weekend...

1 comment:

Lori said...

WOW! When it rains, it pours! But, I do have a suggestion for you with the freezer...if you have USAA renters insurance, call them and explain the situation (broken fridge, no way to contact rental company, etc). When our power was out last year due to a wind storm (for 5 days!), they paid us to stock our fridge from our renters insurance. We just had to estimate how much was lost and we got it deposited right in to our account in a matter of a couple of days! It was such a life saver...groceries are expensive to replace! LOL