Of course when I was off for 8 weeks everything went smoothly which is nice but now my first week back to work everything keeps happening. My second day back to work I went out to my car after work and it wouldn't start. There is corrosion on the cable that goes to the positive charge on the battery. I had it cleaned three months ago when this happened, then a couple weeks ago it happened again and now this week, so instead of continuing to remove the cable and clean it I'm taking my car to the shop today after work (thankfully I'm off at noon today for the long holiday weekend) and having the cable replaced so I don't have to worry about this anymore and I definitely don't want to be stranded somewhere with the baby in the car. I do have AAA so I wouldn't be stranded for long but that's besides the point, I have an infant and need a reliable vehicle.
Then Gizmo started itching and biting at his skin a few days ago (no, it's not fleas) and he's managed to bite off almost all the hair on his upper tail and all you see is skin and now he's started to do it to his leg and foot. He's also now scared to go into the back yard so I'm thinking maybe fire ants got him or maybe it's from the chemicals sprayed on the lawn??? He does have skin allergies that flared up this time last year so it possibly could be that too. We have a medicated shampoo for him so we continue to do that in hopes that it works, if not he'll be visiting the vet SOON! I just try to avoid the vet because everytime we go our bill is in the hundreds of dollars...not sure how that happens but it does.
Then last night I realized that there was water standing in the bottom of the dishwasher. I ran the dishwasher again thinking maybe someone opened it midcycle but when I woke up this morning and the dishwasher completed the full cycle last night there was still water sitting in the bottom of it. I have noticed our shower and bathroom sink draining slowly so there must be a clog somewhere. I pray that a little bit of Draino works. So today on my way home from getting the car fixed I'm going to pick up some Draino and play Mrs. Plumber with the dishwasher.
On a positive note I have the long holiday weekend off of work and we will probably spend it at my parents house and then on the 4th we are going to Brian's aunts house who has a beachfront home to grill out, sing karaoke and watch fireworks. I'm planning on taking lots of pics that I'll post on the blog.
I hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend. Happy 4th!!
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