Planning and Playing Contractor
So living in the country is not for me! The computer service is not up to speed and I have not been able to use it all day. How frustrating it is to wait and wait and wait on something when you are so used to just pressing a button and up pops Ashley's Journal. Anyway, I am at the house now to put in a couple of hours of work and I have the opportunity to post. Let me say how thankful I am that we live in town.
Ash looks remarkably good today. She is weak and has spent the majority of the day resting, but the moments that she feels like opening her little eyes are full of joy and smiles. She has the orneriest grin and that sparkle in her eyes that tells you once she feels good enough to figure out how to get mobile we had better all watch out. I can just see her little mind working. I am so glad that she has not been vomitting. This is the first round of treatment that we have avoided the nausea. I think thats progress! I can not express how wonderful it is to have all 3 kids together. I just love watching the way she reacts to Blake and Allie. It is so much fun to see what they will do just to make their baby sister smile. I really am loving this time in our lives. Many pieces of our life seem to be in shambles(like the bathrooms), but one thing that is in tact is the joy and satisfaction we get out of being all here in Texas together. Yesterday as I was driving through town I shared with Blake just how unreal it all seems. I was just so caught off gaurd with His timing. I did not expect to be allowed to come home for several more months, but what a wonderful surprise He had in store for us. I am so, so thankful to be here!
So for most of today I have been running between flooring stores, Home Depots, and Lowes(not my favorite places to hang out). I have been busy buying supplies, bathtubs, doors, moldings, flooring, and any thing else I can think of needing to put into these two rooms. We have tried and tried to find a contractor to do the work for us because there are just not enough hours in the day once the office closes. Have you ever tried to get a hold of a contractor? It is not easy. They are all too busy to take on our little bathroom projects. We actuallly had one come out and tell us he would bring a crew over to begin on Thursday but he never actually showed up and he never returned our call. I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt and think maybe he would call today or perhaps show up to work, but he didn't. I wish he would have told us he just couldn't take it on or anything other than saying I will be here tomorrow and then deciding not to show up. We are in a bind and although it seems impossible to me at this point I am just trusting that God knew well in advance of sending us home that we would be facing these issues. So what if we have to live with Grandma and Graypa for the next 6 months? At least we are all there together. Although I don't think my father in law is going to want us living there that long. I have called my brother in law to come in next week and he is going to be able to put in 4 full days of work. I know he is busy and this will be time spent away from his family so I really appreciate his willingness to come and work for us. He will be making the 6 hour trip in on Tuesday evening after he finishes at his job.
Ash is busy hanging out with Grandma and Allison tonight as I plan to go knock out some of the tiles in our master bathroom. I really have NO idea what I am doing, so I hope I don't end up in the emergency room. Just think I never thought I had what it took to become skilled in the nursing profession, but look what God had in store for me. Now I guess He would like me to add the title of Contractor to my list of talents. It really is kind of exciting to see what I am capable of doing. At least I think this will be exciting? As long as I don't come out of there bleeding, I will be fine. Thanks for checking on our little pickle. Your time here does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. I pray you are all able to enjoy any weekend projects you have in store for your families and that most of all you just get to enjoy spending it together. I will post later as long as I haven't cut off my fingers or anything catastrophic like that. Take care ,Trish