~I had the knife out to cut Josh's birthday cake..... just to clear up any concerns!~
As it currently stands, our house is in shambles, the guys fixing it are frightening, and we leave for a 2-week long vacation in 3 days.
It couldn't get any worse, right?
Yeah, that's the one. The cute one sitting in the bucket of water. Our sixth-born. The one that we named "Matthew" because it means "gift of God" and we were blessed with him after my husband had a vasectomy AND a reversal when we decided we wanted just one more.
Unfortunately, at the time of this photo, and unbeknownst to me, water was slowly flooding my dryer.....my BRAND-NEW dryer.
Turns out that Mr. Matt, who has an obsession with our garden hose and has been asked on many, many occasions to turn it off and stay away from it, decided to play with said hose this afternoon. And while dumping all the toys out of a bucket from the garage, filling it with water and then jumping in fully-clothed is endearing and obviously picture-worthy, taking that same hose and sticking it in the dryer vent on the exterior of our house while running water through it full-blast most certainly IS NOT!!
And so while we spent the day packing all the items on the main level of our home....
water was slowly spreading through the dryer vent, onto the laundry room floor, through the air ducts in the floor, and into the basement!
Fortunately for Matthew, the water did not do any serious damage and did not go through the actual floor as it did several weeks ago when the toilet overflowed. This time, it ended up in our sump pump room behind the girls' closet where we had some things stored.
And honestly, at this point, that's nothing compared to what we've been dealing with already. The flood that we had several weeks ago completely destroyed a section of our wood floor, and now the entire main level has to be sanded and stained to match the section that has to be replaced. Hence the reason for removing all items from the counters, walls, shelves, etc!
And as if that weren't bad enough, the guys doing the work on the house leave something to be desired, and quite frankly, I'm completely stressed out that I have to go off for two weeks and leave my house at their mercy :/
One of the guys....AKA "Tattoo Guy".... actually asked me the other day if I was offended by tattoos before proceeding to take off his shirt. And later that afternoon, before leaving for the day, he gave me the grand tour of his tattoos in which I learned where each and everyone came from and the inspiration behind them. I was also thrilled to hear stories about his baby, born out of wedlock just one week ago. If that weren't enough, he also decided to go off and leave his tools out in our living room, locked and loaded, assuring me that Matthew could play with them as much as he wanted because he couldn't hurt them! To that I replied that it wasn't the tools I was worried about Matthew hurting!! His response was that he couldn't wait to see what his little boy would begin to do and I kindly pointed to our damaged house and said THIS is what they do!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean NOTHING
can phase me at this point.
Bring it on :D