Sunday, June 22, 2008

New Carpet, AGAIN!!

Last August we had to get new carpet installed in our apartment due to a strong cat urine smell. We know it was not made by our cat and it came out after our carpet got wet by a leak in the chimney. So instead of just replaceing the carpet in the one small area they replaced the whole downstairs.
Well this afternoon after church I went in to sit on the couch and relax for a few minutes while Scott ate lunch( then I was supposed to cut his hair) and I noticed tha tthe carpet was soaked. I first thought the girls spilled something or someone had a accident there. I smelled it and it smelled musty. I then mentioned it to Scott and he said that Payten told him yesterday that sissy spilled her juice. SO he cleaned it but it should not be soaked. We then started to investigate. We found the carpet completely soaked from behind it by the wall out about 2-3 feet. So we called the maintenance man and he didn't answer his phone so we investigated further. We found that there was no water under the fridge but there was some along the wall under the oven.
So I saw that the maintenance man was home so I walked down and he was home so I filled him in. He then came up and we found that the line to the ice machine had a leak. It must have been leaking for a while. I did notice a week or 2 ago that the ice machine was not working as it used to. I mentioned it to Scott and we both just blew it off. So now they have to come in here tomorrow and replace the entire carpet in the living room. So of course some of our plans for this afternoon got cancelled.
Hopefully I will get back into a routine and blog more often. I want to share with all of you our Father's Day.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Forrest Fire

As many of you have already heard, just East of Rocky Mount around the Pocosin Lakes there is a Forrest fire that started probably about a week ago after lightening struck ground. They are still fighting it. Well for the last few days the wind changed directions to the west and is pushing the smoke our way. Yesterday my hubby called and told me that I probably wouldn't want to take the kids out due to the smoke and smell. At his work, about 7 miles South of our house, the building was filled with the smoke. But here at our house you couldn't even smell it. SO our friends came over and we had a pool party.
Then this morning they were to come over again at 10. I took my dog out to go potty at 9 and the air was filled with smoke. You would have thought that the fire was closer than a few hundred miles. So we had to cancel our pool get together and meet at McDonald's instead. The kids always love playing there. They say that tonight should be the last for now that the smoke will be blowing our way. I sure hope so.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Well we finally found a trick to getting our youngest to eat most of the times. Tonight we were eating ravioli's and T was doing pretty good eating in the beginning and then about half way done she stopped eating. So mommy and daddy took turns putting a ravioli on her fork and telling her not to eat it cause it was ours to eat and then she would eat it. Sissy started to get jealous and stopped eating so we had to start doing that with her. They both ate all of their food and made us very happy.


Hope you all had a great weekend! Ours started out great. ON Sat. morning we went to the pool till 1 then had nap time. We were all exhausted from swimming that we all took a nap. After nap we had a friends day at church which included hot dogs, snow cones & Starbucks coffee. The had a jumpy for the kids and played volleyball and basketball for the adults. Afterwards the had their sat night service "unfiltered". It was a great service and we met a new couple. The kids had fun and loved the snow cones.
Sunday at 11 we went to Chuck E Cheese for lunch. We ate pizza and then played games. Payten wanted to play basketball so daddy put her up on the machine and was holding onto her so she could shot hoops. Well Teagen saw her and had to do it also. Since there was a ball in the holding area of the game I lifted her up and let her stand on the machine also so she could throw that one ball. Well she ended up falling , even though mommy was holding her and hit her mouth and nose. We rushed her out to the ER since she had lots of blood coming out her nose and mouth and they were pretty swollen. Thank God there was no real damage done to her teeth. They said there might be a small fracture to her nose. They didn't want to run a a-scan cause the found that people who have them done are at a 2% chance of having cancer.( Yeah that's nice to know) So today we had to have our first visit to the dentist. The took an x-ray and found no damage done under the gums. Her one tooth does look darker than the others so he said to keep an eye on it . It might turn black and fall out. Thank God they are baby teeth. We go back next Monday for a follow up to check on the teeth. So later Sunday evening we had a picnic with our friends and their life group from church. We were not going to take Teagen but she was doing better and we figured we would just keep a very close eye on her and not let her play too rough. We had a great time and met lots of new people.
I hope all of you had a much better weekend. It has been in the 100's for the last 2 days and hopefully tomorrow should be the last day in the 100's then back to the 90's. I can't believe it is so hot so soon. Hopefully not a look into what the summer is going to be like.
Have a great week!


It has been so hot here. Today it was 99 degrees and humid. We spent all morning in the pool then went back after supper. We plan on going back tomorrow morning with our friends. It is nice that is so warm cause now the pool water is warm also. At 6:10 pm I looked at the thermometer and it said 97. Right now it is still warm out but not so humid. They say it is supposed to continue to be 99 till Sunday and then Monday down to " a cool" 92. I hope that this is not a look into what the summer is going to be like. Hope it warms up in PA for all of you so you can finally enjoy the pools. Well I guess I gotta go and help put the little ones to bed. Have a great weekend everyone!