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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Not Always Hunky Dory

I know that here in the blog world we tend to emphasis the eye candy, sugar coat things, post about all the good things and leave out all the bad things...but let's face it. Life isn't all rainbows and butterflies! Just like everyone else, bloggers have good days and bad days, and our houses are a mess more often than not. And I'm here to reflect a little about those everyday curveballs today.

I can tell you that in 2015 so far (just over a month in) we've experienced more than our share of everyday problems in our household. If it's not one thing, it's another! And we don't even have kids. So I can totally sympathize with those who do, because I'm sure there would be even more curveballs thrown daily with that one. But, here we go.

New Years Eve: Frozen Pipes
Let's see. New Year's Eve we woke up to find that there was no running water in the bathroom whatsoever. The toilet didn't flush, and nothing was coming out of the faucet. I got ready for work with no hot water, since the only water we did have in the house was ice cold water in the kitchen sink. The verdict? Our pipes froze from the below zero temperatures we were experiencing. And Trent found that the cause was a gap near the foundation where the repair guys didn't seal it properly. So, Trent ended up sealing the gap with some insulation. We've been good ever since.

Mid-January: Mouse in the House
If that wasn't a pain in the butt, a couple of weeks later, we discovered we had a mouse living with us. We're no strangers to those little creatures - I've seen them in the kitchen before, but it's pretty rare, and it had been a while since we'd seen one.

But last month we found little holes chewed through oven mitts, and little mouse droppings in our kitchen drawers! Gross, right? Luckily Trent saved the day again. We bought a mouse trap and caught the little guy, and Trent cleaned out all the drawers in the cabinet the critter could have been hiding in.

Feb. 3: Trash Nightmare
The bad experiences didn't stop there. Just last night, I changed out the trash in the bathroom and kitchen and set the trash bag in the kitchen next to the dishwasher for Trent to take out like he always does on Tuesday nights. Well, after we'd been out of the room for a little while, we go back into the kitchen to discover that Saleen had gotten into the trash bag and eaten her way through every little scrap of pizza, leftover hummus, the rest of my yogurt from my lunch, through paper towels, and everything else you typically throw out in your kitchen trash. It was all scattered all over the kitchen floor! And this was at about 10:30 at night. Scarily enough, there were even pieces of glass in there from a wine glass that had broken. And Saleen had a little blood on her paw. We were not happy campers. Luckily she's ok though, and we got the mess cleaned up late last night. I am definitely just taking the trash out myself when I change it now, even if it's below zero outside!

So, moral of the many good times that we've had in this little house of ours, we have those nightmare days here and there, too. After this past month's disasters though, I'm hoping they get fewer and further between in the coming months!


  1. Hang in there! Things get a little easier in the least I think so. The days get longer and we're able to get more stuff done. Glad everything turned out ok though!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I hope so, this winter it seems like it's one thing after another!


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