Monday, March 11, 2013

Make it Work!

It has become a bit of a tradition for my parents to come up to MN for one weekend in the spring (usually nicely coinciding with March Madness) to help us get stuff done around the house that we are otherwise not handy enough to do ourselves.

Due to the impending arrival of Baby GH, we moved it up to make sure we could get a few critical items crossed off the list to make the arrival at tid-bit easier. Dimmer switch installed, railing re-installed, cupboards fixed, furniture completely rearranged, bathtubs and showers re-calked, new shower head installed, new shelves built, and completely reorganized and cleaned out our entire basement.

But perhaps the biggest accomplishment (at least my Mom and I would agree) was the boys decision to NOT attempt to fix our toilet which had a loose screw or something. I can't really describe what is wrong with it, but that doesn't matter. The win is that my Dad and hubby watched a few you tube videos and came to the conclusion by themselves that perhaps that was a little too much for them to take on.

And so we hire a plumber. And our marriage is probably at a much better spot because this 38 week preggo would not have been happy to have no bathroom as I go to the bathroom 3 times a night.

It is always a fun weekend, and we always are left feelings so much better off. Tillie 'helped' get stuff done this weekend. Enjoyed playing with my Dad's tools, folding socks, and putting pretty much anything she can find in our dryer. I love that when Matilda says "grandpa" it sounds like "pop-pop". And I love watching my Mom play with her in any wacky way Tillie might want.

We've got bottles out. Newborn clothes washed. And an infant car seat installed.
I suppose that is about as close as we are going to get to ready for this here WE GO!


Anonymous said...

and the countdown begins!!!!! It will be interesting to hear what the plumber says...I think we avoided a major disaster....!!!


Anonymous said...

Wish you kids were closer as Vicki and I could have pulled it off. Not too long ago we installed a new taller terlet and a grab bar for the mother inlaw. In and out in less than 2 hours which included general chit chat and a parts run to Menards. (always have extra wax rings...)
Uncle Todd