It's Wednesday and so far this has turned out to be a much less than stellar week in my household.
It all started Sunday night when the furnace died [see previous post]. It continued on Monday morning when the furnace died two more times. Kevin was able to solve that problem - so the heat has been running without interruption since Monday afternoon.
Then, last night the kitchen sink clogged.
This was not your typical run-of-the-mill "Drano will fix this" clog. No, it was one of those "uh-oh we better call the plumber RIGHT NOW" type of clogs.
Kevin tried for several hours to fix the problem - he "snaked" the drain, used Drano, etc. Nothing worked. And so, at 10 p.m. we found a plumber who was willing to come out at no extra charge and fix the problem.
He got here at 11:45 p.m. ... and $98 later, the sink was unclogged.
Meanwhile....as the sink drama was unfolding, we had a mini baby drama.
Emma's umbilical cord stump fell off - sort of. Now anyone who is a mom will know that the umbilical cord stump is just really nasty to begin with. The thing has to dry out and then it's supposed to fall off, end of story. This usually occurs when baby is 10 to 21 days old. Normally, not a big deal.
Yes, well...Emma's only partially fell off, leaving half of it still attached. I freaked out, called the after-hours nurse and was given instructions as to how to handle what remained of the cord. Today, we took her to the doctor's and the pediatrician literally picked the rest of the cord off. [An aside - it was rather gross to watch and I'm so happy I didn't have to do it].
On the upside, Emma can now take a bath in her baby tub - no more sponge baths!
And so, if we can make it thru the rest of this week without anything else breaking down at home and without spending any more money that we didn't plan to spend, I will be happy.