-Our hot water heater burst a pipe underground and flooded our main bathroom and parts of both bedrooms. We went about two weeks in January (yes, in Arizona, but still freezing.) without hot water. That long without being able to shower at home or being able to run your dishwasher will make you appreciate your ancestors from Oregon Trail for sure. And sure, we technically COULD shower, but freezing water = terrible way to wake up. Terrible.
-When the plumber decided he had to re-pipe the water heater (vs. jack hammering into our foundation), huge holes were put into every room (both bedrooms, both bathrooms, living room and kitchen) in order to re-pipe. Dust. Everywhere.
-I woke up in the middle of the night in February and thought my appendix had burst. What a time to be alive! I'm not sure what happened (Something I ate? General stomach issues I've been dealing with for a while now?) but I was about 3-months-pregnant-bloated and couldn't walk without doubling over in pain. We took a 1:00 a.m. trip to the ER, which is thankfully right down the road, and I had my first Morphine experience. (Woof.) After testing my blood/urine and everything else, the conclusion was "We have no idea what's wrong with you, you are 100% healthy." Okie dokie!
-A shining moment: my best gals all traveled in for the most fun bachelorette party weekend ever! The weather was perfect and we had so much fun. I never wanted it to end. CANNOT WAIT for these gals to come back for the wedding. Everyone went so above and beyond in traveling and planning and preparing a few surprises and making everything the best. My heart was full.
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-The week after everyone left...I got the flu! Heyo! Luckily, it seemed like a pretty mild case and I only had to miss one day of work. And I lost a few lbs!
-I finally hauled my cookies to a gastroenterologist who prescribed me some antibiotics and fancy (read: expensive) probiotics that seem to have started working some magic. I have to say, I think gastro doctors may have the best sense of humor. He had the funniest stuff in his office, including a little toy toilet and a few fake pieces of poo. I know.
-Drywall repairs started last week and we had to live among plastic hanging from the ceilings and lining all the walls (Think serial killer aesthetic). Dust. Everywhere. Part 2. It is still going on. But progress is progress, right? I'm praying that the carpet cleaning situation is going to be as painless as possible. I'm also reminding myself every day how lucky I am that we don't own this place. Woof again.
-But in the end, you can't appreciate the good without the bad. Life is pretty dang good regardless of these headaches. Cheers, 2016! I'll keep rolling with you!