A typical Friday morning at our house, perched on the couch with what Ansley Mill's calls a "nack!" watching some Disney channel. Faithful readers know that Friday is TV day but we must confess this past week was a bit rough and so during those hell hours of the late afternoon, Sesame Street became a great companion of ours. It had been a long week so all of us were in bed early, but Saturday proved to be a true Carpenter experience.
5:30 am- Alarm 1 goes off, Mom starts her long run (out the door by 6, had to have some coffee, water and piece of fruit)
6:30 am- Alarm 2 goes off, Dad rises to run (don't worry Mia is in town and was home while the kids slept)
7:15 am- Dad showering, Mia drinking coffee waiting to be driven to conference, kids roaming the hall wanting, "nack" and "ilk"
7:30 am- Mom is back, soaking wet from sweat and the nasty DC humidity
7:45 am- Dad exits house with kids, and Mia
7:50-8:15am- Mom showers, eats and wants to check email.. phone rings
8:15am- Dad is in the driveway and kid #2 projectile vomited in the car on ride home
8:20am- Mom bathing kid, dad cleaning out car, start another load of wash
8:30am- Kids playing, mom wonders if we should rip up new carpet in newly renovated basement due to more water
8:45am- Dad rips up carpet, both Mom and Dad want to vomit and hear $$$ being taken
9:30am- Make a list of possible reasons we have water in our basement, it has not rained for nearly three days
10:00am- "we're going in" Dad starts cutting holes in the brand new and newly painted dry wall
10:30am- ahhh hahhh After second hole is cut, Dad locates origin of water, plumber never put the AC hose back into the drain, did we mention DC has been 100+ for a couple days. Dad fixes.
10:45am- Shop vac comes out, plug in heater, and dehumidifier running...
11:30am- Break for lunch
12:00pm- Mom climbs into wall and Dad hands her a hose to get the water out from behind the wall, while working with a razor blade to score paper off the dry wall that has been damaged
Meanwhile, Dad posted furniture on Craigslist and is "selling"
1:30pm- Girls are down for a nap, after dumping out all board games, jig saw puzzles, poker chips and domino's on the floor (well we had to do something while salvaging our new basement)
3:30pm- Mia back from conference, overpaid taxi driver due to nerves, Mom and Dad head to Fragers ( only the 100Th time we've been, and the first of five trips this weekend)
4:00pm- Stop by garden to water veggies and check on herbs
4:30pm- Mom is back in the wall checking progress, Dad gets kids up.
5:00pm- Thank Jesus because it could have been much worse, but totally exhausted emotionally and physically from day
5:30pm-Fix kids dinner, feed kids, wipe them off, give them a vanilla wafer and get ready for snobby supper club
Evening- Mia babysits, Mom and Dad enjoy Spanish tapas paired with wine, Dad is driving home, Mom does not!
What a friggin day!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Posted by Carpenter Family at 5:59 PM