I don't know that I've ever experienced such a crazy messed-up few weeks. The worst weather, getting robbed multiple times, the home remodel from hell, broken finger... and expecting child once again.
Play: "Psychiatric Explorations Of The Fetus With Needles" - The Flaming Lips
That's right, another bundle of joy is on the way (scheduled release date is mid-July) and we're grooming Eli to be a big brother. So we look forward to 2007, and cast an disparaging glance at how much 2006 sucked at the end:
Oct 29 - Move into our basement while we remodel. Sleeping on a blow-up bed next to washer/dryer next to crib next to sofa next to TV, etc.
Oct 30 - Leave for Mexico so our roof can be torn off our house
Nov 8 - Back from Mexico but stormy weather has prevented any work from being done on our house
Nov 9 - Take home pregnancy test to confirm suspicions that we need another bedroom
Nov 10 - Lose a bedroom in remodel due to architect's mismeasurement
Nov 12 - Dishwasher dies horrible death (RIP fair Kenmore)
Nov 14 - Car is stolen from front of house while we sleep
Nov 24 - Thanksgiving. Nothing significant happens for some reason.
Nov 25 - Roof finally comes off house
Nov 26 - It rains buckets, leaking into the house... then it snows... then a windstorm hits as we try to sleep. Our house sounds like it's under attack all night as the roof-tarp is torn apart.
Nov 28 - Our car is apparently found!
Nov 30 - Pictures of our car show that it's been stripped of all the seats, save Eli's baby seat, which the thieves used to drive around with / car totalled (RIP fair Acura)
Dec 7 - Someone steals our contractor's compressor in the night / also steals my REI backpack from our storage shed
Dec 13 - Hurt my finger playing basketball / I assume to be only badly jammed /tape fingers together
Dec 14 - Drive through massive rain storm, through flood waters and stalled cars to meet 2-day old Julia Jasper Koch / come home to basement flooded / mopping and wringing out towels all night is quite painful on finger
Dec 15 - Over a million folks in the area without power (we're spared, miraculously)
Dec 16 - Spend whole day buying car at dealerships with no power (2006 Kia Sportage)
Dec 23-Dec 25 - Spend X-mas with parents, who are apparently sick with the flu / shovel lots of snow with taped finger
Dec 26 - Come back to another flooded basement / work nonstop from 11PM to 3:30AM to keep our sleep area somewhat dry / convinced now that crooked finger is broken
Dec 27 - Eli sick with whatever his grandparents had / cries and coughs all night through New Year
Dec 28 - Ultrasound of baby curiously reveals a much earlier due date then expected / X-ray of my crooked finger reveals broken bone / EMT wonders alound if I hate doctors
So let's welcome 007 to the fold... hope you're better then how your lame ass 006 predecessor went out.