Monday, June 11, 2007


So, sometimes I write about things on my blog and then don't follow-up with how certain issues are progressing. Today's post will be an update on some of those things.

1. Mitchell does not chew on his clothing anymore. Actually, since the day I told him he wouldn't be able to drive our quad if he kept chewing on his shirts, he quit. Cold turkey. Just like that. I am so proud of him!

2. We were not approved for the insurance claim we put in as a result of our sewer backup in our basement a couple of months ago. Water seepage was occurring in other parts of the basement and the adjuster said that all of our carpet and wall damage was a result of that (which isn't covered in our insurance policy). Unfortunately, this isn't true (although we have no way to prove it) and we are on our own to remedy the problem. We've removed the drywall and carpet as suggested, but now are waiting to continue on with this project until we have the financial resources to do so. Our basement is a mess and not very livable at the moment.

3. My friend Sharla should be returning home from the hospital sometime this week. Last week she underwent skin grafting to help seal up the incision spot from her five surgeries. She's still got a long road ahead, but at least she'll be able to be with her kids again. It'll be 2 months this Wednesday since her baby was born and this whole problem began.

4. I've resigned myself to put the whole "Should I look for a permanent job?" question on hold until the summer holidays have come and gone. We'll be okay financially for the summer months (I think) and it makes absolutely no sense for me to look for work now because then the boys will have to be in daycare full time for the summer and I definitely don't want that to happen. I want to savour each moment I have with them over the holidays. They're growing up so fast and I don't want any regrets.

5. A while ago I said I'd have to put my blogging life on hold for a while so that I could focus on something else . . . well, that's on hold now until the boys return to school. Wayne and I are working on creating our own on-line business and it is a very time-consuming process. It's been hard to accomplish much of anything since Ty's only been in school every-other-day this year. On the days he's home I don't accomplish much at my computer. Next year he'll be in grade 1 and at school everyday, which will give me 6 hours a day to work on this. I'll keep you posted once we've got everything up-and-running.

6. My "porcupine" dogs are doing fine. B.J. is completely free of any quills, but Roca still has one trapped underneath his eye, which is trying to fester its way out. The vet said this is normal and will take some time. But otherwise, he seems to have recovered quite nicely from the porcupine incident. And thankfully, he's avoided all possible encounters with nasty quills!

7. I'm feeling a bit better. This weekend was very busy for us, but I managed to get some rest on both Saturday and Sunday. I'm still not feeling 100%, but since the boys are both in school today I'll actually be able to have a short nap this afternoon.

I think that's about it! Have a great day!


Kristy said...

I just read your comment on my blog - you know what girl? YOU encourage ME !!!!!
I love your heart in your posts, always seeking God in your life with all that you do.
Thanks for catching all of us up on the happenings in your life right now; good to hear about Sharla, sorry to hear about the ins. claim **sigh**, and everything else.....!
If your ever heading to the Northwest; know that you all have a place to stay in Oregon !!
We love to have you.

Becky said...

I'm so glad your neighbor is home with her baby. I'm still praying for her.

Dari-Lynn said...

Thank you for sharing your updates Kim! I'm so glad you got some rest on the weekend and are feeling a little better.

e-Mom said...

Thanks for providing music... I love visiting, knowing I'm going to hear some uplifting tunes.

Thanks for all of your updates. You are one busy person! Hooray for Mitchell, and yay for Sharla. Also, I think you're wise to stay home with your boys over the summer holidays. I'm intrigued with your online business... looking forward to hearing more. So glad you're feeling a little better after the weekend. Hugs, e-Mom