Sunday, 20 September 2009

Vagabonds No More

Well, things are never quite as easy as you might hope they will be. We were supposed to move in last Monday, but when I went to take the first bags over, I noticed the carpet was dirty. Very dirty. And it had a funny smell. I knew it had been cleaned, but it was soiled beyond even the magic that professional cleaners can work.

If you know me well, then you know that my apartment is rarely "professionally" clean, so if I was disturbed by the level of dirt in the carpet, you can guess how bad it was. However, our new landlord is a gem. I called and mentioned our concern, and he said he understood because we had the little one crawling around, but that he would have to see if it could be cleaned again. Later in the afternoon I got a call from his wife, saying he decided instead to replace the carpeting, and could I let the carpet guy in to measure. They couldn't install until the end of the week though, so we stayed put until yesterday. We were staying with extremely hospitable and loving people, who understood and offered to let us stay the extra week instead of camping out on the dirty carpet.

Yesterday we moved! It was fast and easy, and we are so happy to have a place of our own. There will be pictures as soon as we can unpack and set up our computer.

Tommy had his first shots this week- horrible to watch, but no reactions at all. We also found out that he is now in the 25th percentile for height, weight, and head circumference. He grew 3/4 of an inch in a month! This week we start with IEP evaluations, things will be very busy. Last week he also started a one day a week program at our church, and he did great. I am a bit worried that he had a great time and didn't miss me at all, but we'll talk it over with the attachment specialist and see what she says. I hold firm to the (probable delusion) that he understood what I was saying when I said I was coming back...


Chelsea Lee said...

two things: 1. i cannot tell you how excited i am to meet the little man. 2. i'm not sure you understand what an avid reader i am of this blog. i was dying for some new info, so thanks for the post. love and miss you both.

Drew, Kim and Aiden Cox said...