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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Bad Day

I don't know what's going on today. Something's not right. The morning started off alright. Had a small hiccup when I got to work and realized that today was trash day and I had again forgotten to take the full trash cans out to the edge of the driveway. No biggie. Can't sweat the small stuff. We had a webinar about a new process for repairs at work and lunch was provided so that was a plus. The video feed crashed in the middle so we put an end to the meeting. After lunch I answered the phone and a familiar voice on the other end of the line sounded different than usual. One of Kati's co-workers who is usually very upbeat and full of laughter was very serious and direct. She told me that Kati was hunched over and sick. With the gall bladder issues she has been having recently I rushed to pick her up. We took Charlotte home and called the doctor and asked my mom to babysit.
The doctor sent us the ER for testing. This is the third time now for this. We waited awhile for test results and got them back with news that the computer system in the ER had been down causing delay. Luckily, they were not going to admit Kati today. They wanted her to report to the doctor first thing in the morning. We headed home to see Charlotte. Apparently there are still bills coming in for the birth of our almost 3 month old. This never makes me happy especially since our dryer just died the other day, but I was doing alright with it. I needed to get something to eat so I threw a small pizza in the oven. I must have waited to long because it came out a little done. No biggie.
As I cut the medium-well pizza I heard a very strange noise just to my left. I was being spattered with something. It was raining outside and in the kitchen a small hole in the ceiling had presented itself in the form of a stream of water spattering across boxes of noodles. We have never had leaks in this house. The roof is fairly new and in good shape, but with the rain and darkness I can't inspect the outside portion. I'm frustrated at this point, but things get really stupid when I hear a loud humming in the basement. I went downstairs to see the rains had made their way into the basement and our sump pump was clogged up. The water was rising and threatening to disable our brand new furnace.
The good news is Kati is home tonight, Charlotte is doing great, the dripping in the kitchen has stopped, I fixed the sump pump, and tomorrow is a brand new day.


16 Comments
igna83
Amen for new days, Joe! Hugs to you and your sweet girls!!
Angi   Thursday, October 29, 2009
nheinzel
And I hope tomorrow is much better than today for all of you! Joe, please keep me in mind if I can ever help with Charlotte.
!   Thursday, October 29, 2009
daveheinzel
Dang dude, that sucks. There's a good chance today will be better. Let me know if I can help with anything.
Dave Heinzel   Friday, October 30, 2009
nikideaton
I am thinking about you guys. I hope Kati is ok and today is a better day!
niki   Friday, October 30, 2009
Oh man Joe - I hope things get better!!
Jill Link   Friday, October 30, 2009
spike
Uggh! Poor Kati! I hope she is feeling better this morning.
What is the saying? When it rains it pours. You guys are overdue for some good weather.
Spike   Friday, October 30, 2009
ppike
Damn! Things HAVE to improve!
pegi   Friday, October 30, 2009
dennydeaton
Wow, that's craziness! Sorry to hear about all your problems. We all have days like that, even the Days. Sorry, just had to throw that in there. Glad everyone is healthy and doing well, that's the important thing. The bills and leaks will soon go away!
Denny Deaton   Friday, October 30, 2009
I'm sorry Joe - I was laughing a little by the end of that....that's always how it ends up going. =)
Andy   Friday, October 30, 2009
lgrant
Literally when it rains it pours. You guys have had your share lately. Hope things are better today and for the rest of the month. You both deserve a break!! Hope Kati feels better soon.
LGrant   Friday, October 30, 2009
MrDullenty
Things always get bad from time to time... But when they do, Just remind yourself "Hey at least I'm not Gary Coleman" That usually makes me feel better about myself.
JMD   Friday, October 30, 2009
stevenheinzel
Sorry to hear about your misfortunes, Joe. I am sure the cool and calm you always display was an asset in these situations. You did the right thing at ignoring the "little" problems and not let them get to you. Deal with the more major issues like you did. Sometimes just when you think "what else can go wrong?" you are slapped with the unfortunate answer that another problem has developed. Just remember - that problems do have a way of getting remedied and things will eventually get better.
Another thing - whatever problems develop, things could have been worse. Here's an example from a person I know. Her basement has a concrete floor, above those were placed 2 X 4s and then a wooden floor on top. The sump pump, that was less than one year old, didn't make any humming noise for her like yours did - it just plain didn't work at all! The last I heard the water level was above her wooden floor!
stheinz   Saturday, October 31, 2009
reera
Sorry-go hug your baby-that will make it all better!
dannie   Saturday, October 31, 2009
kelseyandben
you guys are having a go of it. we kept getting hospital bills too for months and months - it always ticked us off too - & our dryer died the other day, we found a great deal on one at the Sears Outlet, if you have one near you.
hopefully once kati is all better from her surgery things will get better, having a sick momma and an infant is super stressful. good luck.
Moore Crazies   Monday, November 2, 2009
lgrant
Yeah, as if the surgery wasn't enough to suffer you get to suffer all the bills 30 days later (and all due the same time!). But, at least insurance pays some of it and hopefully life doesn't toss you more grief but it sounds like you guys can manage it even if you do get more. Just hope you do not.
LGrant   Monday, November 2, 2009
Joe
I found a nice almost brand new gas dryer on cr@igslist for just under a hundred dollars. A co-worker helped me out with a truck to pick it up. We have gotten some good deals from the Sears Outlet before though.
Joe   Monday, November 2, 2009
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