Monday, February 28, 2011

ER Lesson of the Day

ER Lesson of the Day: It is not necessary to set an alarm for 2 a.m. and sneak attack your child to determine if they have pinworms. Furthermore, if you are concerned, waiting until morning to see your pediatrician is an equally effective treatment option--especially if your child is grouchy when sleep-deprived.  Please don't immediately run to the ER at 2:05 a.m.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

ER Lesson of the Day

ER Lesson of the Day: After reiterating to me easily fifteen times that "she's a very sick little girl" and giving me a very sober look, I'm very unlikely to believe you if you start taking pictures like the paparazzi as soon as I start listening to her heart. Stating, "it's for her scrapbook" does not help the case any either.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Oh my goodness!  How the time flies!  I apologize to my blog-readers....I promise that we haven't fallen off the face of the earth, we've just been quite busy (shock, I know).


Dan and I decided to start looking for a house back in January. Initially, it was pretty casual and we told our land-lady, Frances, (who is also a realtor--lucky for us!) that we're going to start looking for a fixer-upper.  Well, one day she dropped a house off by our door to look at.  We were initially quite interested but before we got a contract in, it was already gone.  Well, the disappointment spurred us on a bit more seriously to look at more houses.  About 30 property views later, we finally found this house!

It was exactly what we thought we DIDN'T want.  Adorable, basically finished. Needing little to no work.  We were planning on a fixer-upper.

But every other house we looked at after this, Dan kept saying "I really liked the other one better..."  Plus it did have a cute yard, it was a two-story (we're not a huge fan of ranches), and it had a massive garage for Dan to build in.  Then there were the hardwood floor throughout, the wood fireplace, the cute little yard, the great hosting/entertaining layout/potential, and definitely ways to improve on the house and make it our own.

 It had only been on the market two days and the selling realtor asked us what we thought, but initially it was "too nice" for us and we were going to have a friend of ours look into it as well.  Well, after 5 houses of "I like the other one better," we decided to put in an offer (just before another investor snatched this one up from under us) and had it under contract within 24 hours of first setting foot in it.

Here we are about one month later, inspections and appraisals passed (though not without a few bumps here and there) and closing should be Friday!  Then begins the busy-ness of moving while working all weekend, getting settled in, heading to Ohio (where we took about 1/2 of our belonging to our cabin that we built last summer), speaking at Alumni Chapel and Malone, and back to work again.  NEXT weekend will be nice--when we actually can settle in!

Then for FURNITURE SHOPPING! :) :) :)