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Sunday, October 12, 2008

The cold hard facts

Last night Todd went in for his sleep study. He'd argued with me all day about it, and kept trying to get out of going with excuses like "Oliver's sick" or "You just want me to go because you can't stand the snoring." Both of which were true, but I had to insist that he go for his own health. Our neighbor, who came over to assist Todd with a blessing for Oliver, finally convinced him of the benefit of getting it taken care of sooner than later when he told Todd about a friend of his who now has heart trouble and has to be on oxygen 24/7 because he didn't.

So off we went to drop Todd off at the ICH Sleep Disorder center, which is in a little house by Fashion Place Mall. Then Oliver and I returned home for a fun night of single-parenting a sick kid. Miraculously, Oliver went to bed after eating some yogurt, and slept all night. I, on the other hand, didn't get much sleep, and 5:30 A.M. came knocking awfully early.

Especially when I woke up to this:

Snow, people! And it's not even half way through October! With current energy costs I had high hopes of being able to tough it out and not turn on the heat until November. But with a sick kid, and now snow, it's time. And of course we haven't been able to get space in the garage to park the car yet. There's space, but it's not all together. We'll work today on combining those chunks of clear space, and see if we can't get a spot big enough for one car and one scooter. I'm hoping and praying that we get another warm spell before winter hits in earnest. I knew this storm was coming, but we still weren't able to do all that we needed to do to winterize the house/yard. Today sprinklers must be dealt with, next week I must look into adding insulation in the attic, getting that space in the garage, and if it dries out, mowing the lawn one last time before getting the mower emptied and stored.

Despite the snow, we made it home without incident, and Todd headed straight back up to bed. We should get the results of the study in about 4 weeks. Nice.

I, on the other hand, will not be getting any more sleep, because Oliver decided that he's up for the day. At least he seems to be feeling better.


Jj Starwalker said...

NOT FAIR!!! We live in MAINE and YOU got snow! LOL

But then we also are not ready... similar issue with space in the garage (though there would likely be enough for the subaru IF we were not using that side of the garage as a wood- and mechanic shop, working on the lawn tractor and making moulding to go around the windows so we can put up that "insider" plastic shrink-fit stuff on the windows.

BTW, you both look SO cute in those (are the Peruvian?) snow hats! I WANT one...

Amelia said...
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Amelia said...

They are peruvian, Shannon brought them back for us a few years back. Oliver has one too, and wore it all last winter. This year he won't keep it on his head.

I've been crocheting, and made myself one similar (all one color though) that turned out really cute, and once I get it lined with the fleece I have, will be very warm.

The elves are hard at work around here already, so I wouldn't be surprised if you had a warm Yule this year. ;)

Hayes said...

I also thought the snow was crazy. Hey let us know if we can come over on a saturday and help you out. Christopher and Todd together could get a lot done, and if I left me kids with Silvia, me and you and Oli coudl get some done also.

katrina m. said...


That first pic of you is CRACKING ME UP! You look...Terrified and Bravely Facing Your Fears.

It's great.

Sorry about the single parenting sleep thing. And the snow too, I guess. I love it. But ya. It's too early! 2 more weeks, and I'll be ready.

Jacob said...

Look at how cute you guys are! :)