Thursday, May 20

mishaps, murmurings, and lil' mama

'Uneventful' would NOT be the word to describe our May 2010.
Not the word.

We had our Carriage House Septic pump being temperamental, ewwww!
Savannah has a leak in her bedroom ceiling that was literally pouring, not dripping, pouring water out of her moulding on Sunday.
And yesterday morning we woke to water pouring out of our garage ceiling.

Good news... if bad things come in 3's... we should be done, right?!  At least for May?!

So our favorite plumber came and saved the day yesterday.  Gotta love a great plumber ;)
Septic problem a quick fix.  Leak in garage, not so quick.  After one large check to pay the bill, guilty toilet from upstairs is fixed... but massive drywall damage in garage will have to wait a really long time before it is fixed... at this point counting our blessings that it is only in the garage.

Now we find ourselves on a waiting list with a roofer to knock out our other leak.
Bad news... rain is in the forecast, grumble.
Not sure at this point how bad the damage will be in Savannah's room... still drying out from damage on Sunday and fearing more damage from incoming rain before roof problem can be solved.
Whimper.  But our roof pitch is not a do-it-yourself project, hope Shawn can go into attic and perform some type of miracle stall job till we get some help.

Meanwhile, on to happier things at the homestead...
Meet lil' mama...

aka, Eden.

She has found Aunt Dawn's antique baby rocker.
Can you read her mind?
I can... she is thinking, "Aunt Dawn is putty in my hands!"

Eden wouldn't hold still for a second to let me get a decent photo though.
Forgive me a cruel chuckle, cause she did NOT make a graceful exit.
Seems she got a tad hung up, snicker.

Did I mention this little gal has some spunk.
Literally one time when she was at the farm a fiesty hen pecked her, and Eden gave the hen WHAT FOR!
That hen won't be pecking Eden again, I'm just sayin'.

So, after several minutes of battling with the rocker, Eden came out victorious.
But she was sure to let us adults know that she did not appreciate the laughter from the peanut gallery.
We all apologized and I think we were forgiven, not sure.


Beth said...

Oh so sorry about your horrible May luck. I totally believe in the 3's! We had water pouring in from our hail damaged roof, Jarom sliced through the tendon in his finger and had surgery, and then was rear ended in an accident, resulting in knee surgery so that was our 3!

Can't the roofing company come put plastic over it until they can fix? We love our roofing company and have been told by many realtors that they are the best in HSV... Pioneer roofing, Don Gilstrap. He was cheaper than a lot of companies and they did an awesome job on 3 different houses of ours.

Beth said...

Oh and Eden is PRECIOUS!!!! I admire Cari's kids ability to grow amazing hair at such a young age! ;)

Charity said...

My grandmother says that if you're getting opposition, you must be doing something right! Bless your heart! Hang in there!

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Lisha said...

Ugh, I hope the storms last night did not cause too much trouble!

The Happy Haynie Family said...

I can relate to the house some of them myself!

MrsMama said...

Oh dear. Hope the rain holds off till you get things repaired! What a hassle.

Eden is such a cutie! Love the story about her and the hen. :)