I wish it was just a week. Has January been rough for anyone else? Someone has had a fever, cough, ear infection or been nauseous every single day this month! Today I got a letter from Riley’s school saying she’s been missing to much school this year. Not sure how I’m supposed to send her to school when she can’t breathe because she’s coughing so hard she almost vomits. Like I don’t have enough to worry about without being accused of truancy.
In other news my house seems to be crying this month. When we bought this house the roof had to be replaced for the VA loan to go through. It was a really old shaker roof that was a huge fire hazard and falling apart. This month there was a leak in the garage so I called the roofer. He sent one of his guys out to look at it and he sealed up some of the flashing around a vent. Two days later and it starts leaking again. The owner came out and took a look and still can’t figure out why it’s leaking. He says “Well it’s not leaking that bad and there’s not much I can see with all the snow up there so after it warms up I’ll come back if it’s still leaking.” Guess what? It’s still leaking.
John gets stir crazy in the winter so he needs projects to work on. We had some hideous 1974 wallpaper in our laundry area that he removed and was going to paint the wall. When we pulled out the washer we found wet drywall and a bit of mold. Awesome! It’s actually not as bad as we thought and I’m very grateful for my brother who came over and looked at it and told us what we need to do to fix it. We should be able to get it all replaced and finished up tomorrow or Wednesday. If only the sun room dry rot would be as easy to fix. Sigh, it only takes money right? One day.
In brighter news I finally remembered to choose a winner for the essential oil drawing. I’m waiting to hear back from the winner. Stay tuned for February’s oil giveaway.