Getting the axe

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

And then this happened...

So our house flooded and I decided to take Hadley to Idaho while the demolition was happening. She was just starting to crawl everywhere and it would be hard to keep all the dry wall out of her mouth.
We got to Firth on Monday and I was totally fine. We went and watched Pirates of Penzance that night and I remember my side hurting a little as if I had been running but nothing big.
The next morning I woke up around 6:00 am in with pains in my stomach. My mom came into say goodbye and saw me hunched over, but I told her I would be fine. At first I thought it was food poisoning, but then the usual gross stuff that comes out of your body never came :).  It was about noon when I decided I had no idea what was going on and the pain grew worse.
For some reason whenever I'm sick I assume I'm just being a baby and partly faking it. I think it's because my doctor told me that Redheads are more sensitive to pain- so I think is  this real or is this a redhead thing???
Around 1:00  I was lying in the tub trying to help with the pain and nothing. I got out and had to crawl from the back of my parents house out to the family room where I had left my phone. I had my head on the floor while I sent out a mass text to my family asking someone to get a doctors appointment for me.
When Kellie text me back and asked if I needed someone to drive me the 1/4 mile to the office and I said yes, she thought she better check on me.
When she came in I couldn't move from my ball position and couldn't stop tears anymore. So she took me right in. The appointment wasn't for another hour but when they saw me come in they took me right back. At this point I had started vomiting. The doctor was very quick to come to the conclusion that it was my appendix and set up a Cat scan at the hospital. They gave me something for the pain, but that didn't seem to kick in until just before they rolled me in for surgery.
So my dad came and picked me up to take me to Idaho Falls and Kellie took Hadley. We made it 5 minutes from the hospital and I looked at my dad and said "I need to throw up". He handed me his hat... I owe him a new one.
Luckily the doctor had called and set up the cat scan because they checked me right in. Then my mom had them call her doctor and he came right in for me. If they hadn't I would have been waiting all night.
Once they were positive it was my appendix I was in surgery within about an hour. It was a little scary to be wheeled into the room and have the nurses seem frantic putting things in order. I wanted to ask for a permanent marker to write appendix on my forehead. I kept looking over at the doctor in the corner and he seemed completely calm, which calmed me. He's the one that matters right.
I laid there listening to the nurse trying to figure out who was going to put me under and seemingly the next minute I woke up and asked a different nurse if they had found the guy. He looked at me and was like you're already done.
They watched me for a couple hours and then I felt so good about 9:00 pm I asked them if I could get checked out.
The only pain I felt after was in my shoulders, a lot of pressure from the air the fill you up with so they can do the surgery.
Plus it was Hadley's first sleepover at Kellie's. I had my mom bring up my pump and tried to get as much as I could for her before they pumped me full of drugs, but I couldn't get very much. Luckily I had brought an extra bottle with me the day before. Sadly it all ran out that night and Kellie and Hadley had a long night together.

Don't worry I'm not dead.

We've been busy!

Bryan and I like to think we are a couple of DIYer's and usually have some kind of project going on, but when our house flooded in February we had lots of projects to take on and threw in some extras we've been planing on doing. We saved enough money doing it ourselves the insurance covered all of our changes plus new carpet. Boo ya! 
The flooding was from our swamp cooler upstairs. Bryan and I left for a couple of hours and it sprung a leak. Luckily our fire alarm went off and our neighbor called us in a panic and was able to see inside our house. At that point the water had made it all the way to the first floor and puddling up in the dining room. 
So today I blog about it because we are down to the little details. So if it seems like there is a space on the wall where a picture should be- it is coming. 

Here's just a couple pictures of how far it had to be ripped down. 

Family Room:


We changed this room to a light gray and bright white. We added bead board and crown molding. Now all of our cords are hidden and we have surround sound. Plus on the side wall Bryan put together that chalkboard for me. 
Sidenote: Kellie finished the rocking horse in the corner for me. My Grandpa Anthony started it before he died and had already made Kellie and Camber one. I also have a huge painting of Christ in the back corner that I bought with money my Grandma Anthony left me for when I got married. It's nice to have little things like that to remember them by. It makes me feel better that since my kids won't  get to know them here-  I'll have reasons to talk about them. 

Better picture of my new rug.  The rug was not covered in the insurance pay out but after getting new carpet I didn't want to be paranoid about spills. We found a steal at Outlet in Sandy. 

I found the idea for this gate on Pinterest and printed out the instructions for Bryan. We chose to stain it with a pickling white stain. I wanted the white wash look and Bryan wanted to see the grain of the natural wood. It looks so good and works really well. Not as much chasing Hadley up the stairs. 

Bedroom 1:

The flood didn't actually reach this room, but when the previous owners moved out they touched up all the white paint. But the problem was some of the walls had different sheens than what they used to touch up. It was just a personal pet peeve and when we decided to carpet, I thought this was the best time to paint this room. We used the same gray as downstairs but it looks darker in here. 


We also had mismatched dressers. So we bought the lower dresser to match mine. I wanted to splurge for a whole new bedroom set but we decided to wait until we have a room large enough for a King. Plus you can't tell in the picture that Bryan has put outlets into our bed and lamps and switches. Genius points. 

Bathroom 1:

This bathroom did get most of the water damage. We had to redo the drywall around the door and closet. And the flooring was ripped out. 


We painted the wall a sea foam green- it's hard to tell in these pictures. While we were at it, we found a good deal on this granite counter top and Bryan took out the vanity and stained it. Plus obviously the tile floor. Bryan's pretty proud of how good the faucet looks in there, he thinks he picked those out... 


I mainly included these pictures because these walls were ripped out. Most of the damage was here. 

And Hadley trying to go down. She doesn't know how to do that yet. 

Bedroom 2 

This flood was actually a blessing because I personally don't like the red in this room. Too dark for a small room. I wanted to change this right when we moved in but got lazy. 


You might be able to see in this picture on the ceiling by the door we still need to replace the trim, but that area was where all the damage was in here. Plus the necklace holder on the wall Bryan made me. It has cute door knobs I got at Anthropolgie on it. 


Bedroom 3 

Nothing happened to this room but this is Hadley's room. I don't think I've posted pictures of it. 


Those pictures on the changing table are waiting to go on the sides of the states. I reupholstered that rocking chair. Bryan did the blue dresser. And my sisters did the changing table. 

She's acting like she actually likes her crib here... 

Bryan refurbished this too. It was in our bathroom. We added Anthropolgie door knobs on this too for headbands.  

 Bathroom 2 
This bathroom had some damage but most of the damage on this floor was the dropped ceiling between our dining room and family room. But I haven't posted the changes Bryan made to this bathroom yet so might as well while I'm at it. 
Bryan did this last summer when he was between jobs and when we first brought Hadley home. We wanted to do this right when we looked at buying the house. We really thought it would be nice to have a second whole bathroom, especially since we have a lot of visitors come. It has been so nice and I am really impressed that my husband could build a whole shower. 



We had to special order this shower closure at Home Depot and it took forever to come in. We ended up getting a couple hundred dollars back on it because of it. 

Also Bryan's friend was working at a site that had lots of slabs of granite leftover. He found a piece for us that was big enough for this bathroom counter so we put it in. 

So good to have all these huge jobs done and to not be living in a construction zone. I think I already posted the pantry and desk Bryan added in our dining room. The only reason that I fit into our small kitchen. I'm pretty sure all of our neighbors are super jealous of all our improvements. They come over and check them out all the time. I'm lucky enough to have married the man with the smarts to do it. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Burton's Baptism.

We have a had a fun couple of weeks, so lots of posts to come. We drove friday to Idaho after Bryan got off work for Burton's baptism and less than 24 hours later were on the road to California. 
Burton decided he wanted to be baptized in the Snake River, the weather was warm but the water was ice cold. I got some cute pictures of him coming back out but I'll let Kellie post those. 

Mean daddy. 

 I just think her face is funny in this one. 

 Grandpa stole her for her first 4 wheel ride before we hit the road.

Easter Weekend.

Easter Egg Hunt in Firth. 

 Right before Hadley fell asleep. 

 Finding chocolate from the Easter Bunny. 
 Eating the chocolate. 

 Official Easter pictures.