Monday, June 7, 2010

Casualty List

In the last week and a half:

(Along with the stresses we've already been semi-handling...)

My crockpot shattered.

My breadmixer's center shaft snapped.

My food processor's bread attachment cracked.

The air mattress Ben has been sleeping on (don't ask why the poor child doesn't have a real bed yet) has a bad leak.

We had to buy 4 new tires for the van and get an alignment.

My dog ran away overnight and well into the next day.

Then she pooped in the house (last night at 12:45 am.)

Ben and Kate got hand, foot, and mouth disease.

A vole took up residence in Kate's window well.

Somehow our shower upstairs is leaking (not leaking. Pouring) into Josh's closet. The closet has been emptied. The carpet has been partially pulled up. The gallons of water have been partially sucked up. The plumber has been called. Can't wait to find out how much drywall they'll have to cut out to fix this itty-bitty problem.

I found out my piano teacher (from when I was 5 until I went away to college) is in hospice after a severe stroke and can no longer communicate, so I can't even call her to say goodbye.

Where is the white flag? I need to surrender.

12 comments:

Lara said...

Oh Kerri! I hate moments like these where nothing seems to be going right. I hope for your sake that this is it for a really long time. (hugs)

Christina said...

Oh my goodness! It is definitely pouring for you guys right now. I am SO SORRY! You sure are one tough cookie!

Liz said...

Ugh!!! That's a yucky list! I'm sorry! Go read your previous post and remind yourself how awesome you are!!! And...Good luck with EVERYTHING!

The Dunham Family said...

That is a big list. Good thing you handle everything so well.
Maybe you need to go run that hill a couple more times to destress.
btw-nice feat with the hill.

Malisa said...

and...

The plumber didn't have any answers, but cost a lot anyway.

I'm so sorry.

The Dances said...

I'm thinking of you and hope that you get a turn for the better soon! Sorry you're dealing with all of this.

Michelle said...

ouch!

Debbie and Boys said...

Sometimes FB can't cover it all. Thankfully there's a blog for weeks like this. I'm soo sorry. The sun will come out tomorrow.

Tracy said...

Holy Smokes Kerri... Sure hope the casualty list has stopped growing! Hang in there friend. How nice to have so many friends who love you. Breathe...... hoping you will see a light very, very soon!

Nanda said...

Oh dear, I wish I could come over and help. Even just take some (sick) kids off of your hands. That's just a bit of an unfair stack against you right now. We're supporting you long-distance-style ;)

Amber said...

Oh my gosh! First of all, you have been told OBVIOUSLY that you are not to cook or bake. Next, I don't even know what a vole is, and finally, I despise all plumping problems. Something fabulous must be just around the corner for you...

Gaylene said...

Three words: I can Sympathize!