What a week. It’s starting off badly, folks. Last week we went to the doctor to see about Ainsley’s hand. While it’s healing really well, the burns have to be debrieded
every few days by her doctor, which is really painful and is at least a 3 person job. We also have to go see a burn specialist at the VCU burn center
because some of the burns are across joints, which can cause range of motion issues as they heal. Kids, DON’T TOUCH THE F$%&KING STOVE!
Moving on. Our washing machine, a front-loading Kenmore, has been really loud for the past few months. I finally got around to having someone out to look at it, assuming it just needed to be aligned. No. It needs $600 worth of parts. I can buy a new one for that much. The repair guy was all "It could DIE at any TIME and it's really SERIOUS blah blah blah trying to sell you stuff blah blah..." So, we're going to run ours until it drops, and then get a new one. I'm taking bets on how long it lasts - I'm thinking about 9 months. But wait, it gets better!
We took Chris’s car to get a state inspection today, knowing that one headlight was blown out. We asked them to replace it, thinking it would cost about $25. Apparently the whole headlight needs to be replaced. That costs about $400. And they haven’t even done the state inspection – who knows what they’ll find there? Cross your fingers and hope “nothing” or I might jump off a bridge.
Knitting! Sanity! I finished a baby hat and a set of booties for a newborn girl-baby…I have pictures but they’re at home. They’re cute, trust me. But a bit big, I think. Ainsley’s sweater is coming along – I have another 2 inches on the body, and then I work on sleeves, which will be easy because they’re short sleeved. Join sleeves to body, knit for a while, then I’m done! I was going to order some yarn, but I think I’ll hold out until Maryland Sheep and Wool
which is in 2 weeks!
Is it seriously only Monday??????