Friday, November 21, 2014

When it rains....

I am so glad this day is finally over, well close to it anyways. Normally I am thankful that the week is over but this week has not been anything to really complain about, that was until this morning. Anthony woke up a little before 5 a.m. and he heard water running in our basement. He went down to see water spraying all over the place out of our water softener. So he spent half an hour trying to get it to stop but the shut off valve was broken in our basement. I woke up to see what the hell was going on and it was literally a nightmare. I was down there turning a bunch of knobs trying to see if anything would shut off the water flow but nothing was working. Anthony called one of his buddies to see if he knew anything about it and he instructed us on how to turn the water off out by the road (what the City is only able to do), that turned out as an unsuccessful attempt and we went back in the house to try to figure out what to do. Anthony went back down into the basement and was getting ready to try one other thing and all of a sudden another pipe burst right by the valve and even more water came spraying in all over the place (10x as bad as what was going on before with the softener). I finally called the Water Dept because it was getting close to them opening at 7 and luckily they answered and sent someone over to shut it off to the house.
I called off work and we headed to the hardware store for supplies to redo all the pipes in our basement. We ended up working on everything until 1:00 and after 3 trips to the hardware store and one to Culligan for the softener part, which they don't have because ours is so ancient, we finally we able to sit down and sign. It was truly so exhausting!!!
So no more debbie downer news, here are some of my Friday Favorites.

Reading. Yes Please by Amy Poehler. 
This is seriously one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. I don't normally read memoirs but Amy always has a way to make people laugh so I figured it would be a really good read, and it is. All I can tell you is go buy it right now and read it for yourself!!! That is all.

Decorating for Christmas.
We decided to put our tree up before Thanksgiving because we are going to be in South Carolina for Thanksgiving and I did not want to come home with the need to rush to get the house decorated. Plus it would be super relaxing and fun to get home from our mini vacation and be able to just plug our tree in and enjoy it. 

Cuddle Sessions.
Tyson has been extra cuddly here lately. I think he has an inkling that we are leaving next week and he doesn't get to go with us. He is going to have a blast going to his sister's house. We contacted the breeder and they are going to watch him while we are gone. He is going to have so much fun with all nine of their mastiffs and I am so comfortable with him going there which means no worried Momma about how he is being taken care of. 

Cut & Color.
I went and had my hair done last night after work. I told Steph that I wanted something different but didn't want anything drastic with the color. I ended up having her cut 3 inches or more off of it and she weaved heavier blonde throughout. So far I am loving it, but I haven't had a chance to curl it yet so we will see how that goes.

Tomorrow we are kicking off the weekend right by going to the Ohio State game in Columbus. This will be Anthony's first game so we are planning on heading up early so that we can get the whole Buckeye experience. So please excuse me while I go drink another glass of wine to hopefully numb the pain of today away and probably hit the hay before 9:00. Have a great weekend everyone!!!


  1. Ugh! So sorry to hear about the water softener. Hopefully too many things didn't get ruined or anything! Love your haircut and color! Have fun this weekend!

  2. That sucks about the water in your basement--how frustrating! Glad you were able to finally get it fixed. Your hair looks super cute!


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