Sunday, June 26, 2011

Catching up

Well guys, I am so sorry it has been so long since I have posted. We have had a lot going on. Internet troubles have been high on the list. We had no internet for a week and the day before the service call we finally found out why. Fire ants had moved into our phone box and done a lot of damage. Our phone repair man was kind enough to replace our box with a sealed system that should make that more difficult in the future. Then the Poo's puppy at our dsl cable. Six times. Yes six times over 3 weeks. Papi finally just went and got metal conduit to run the line through since nothing else we had tried was working.
I have also been gone a lot driving a dear friend back and forth to the doctor. He was diagnosed with cancer and has no family near by so we stepped in to help share the load with other friends so no one person is having to do it all. He is such a nice guy you can't help but to want to help.
We have also been doing some minor remodeling and home repair. Papi fixed our leaking roof but unfortunately there is a lot of damage we will still have to fix but at least it is not getting worse. We also decided to remodel the Poo's bedroom and frame the walls and add insulation. Our home is very old and had no insulation at all and the walls are not exactly sturdy so we decided to start in her room since she has been asking for a pink room for over a year. Oh my it is so very pink and we are still not done. We still have one wall to move, one door to remove since we put a new entry door in and all new wiring to add. Then we have to finish the walls and floor. In the mean time the plywood floor is painted pink. We have added shelving and many other extras to make things easier for her to be independent. She so wants to be a big girl. Our dear friend Lynette helped us out on a big one. Poo just couldn't reach the light switch without a stool and we were worried about her trying to climb up on a stool in the dark. She gave us this wonderful little thing called a Kid Switch. It is an extender lever that is about16 inches long to help her turn the lights on and off by herself. It was so easy to install and she is LOVING it! Now Lynette was kind enough to give us ours but if you should want to buy one for yourself you can go to and enter Blog 10 in the coupon code at checkout to get 10% off. They have a good selection to choose from and it has saved me a thousand trips already. Did I mention it glows in the dark and she will turn the light on for a few minutes and then turn it back off to watch it glow. It is so great for her to be able to do things for herself and it just so happens to be entertaining for her too!
I think her room will be a work in progress for a while but she has been able to move in and sleep in there for over a week now. She is doing so great, I just wish she wasn't growing up so fast. Kindergarten starts before too long. Where does the time go?
Lynette was given this item to review and recieved no other compensation. She was kind enough to share this with our family.

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