Monday, July 14, 2008


What a weekend! There were several good things that happened, and several not-so-good things. Let’s see how the weekend balanced out…


Friday afternoon, one of the circuits in my home’s circuit panel went on the fritz. Every outlet on my kitchen walls, including the one into which the refrigerator is plugged, ran out of E-juice. My home warranty company said it wasn’t an emergency, and therefore it would be 24-48 hours (starting this morning) before an electrician could visit. They did inform me that I was welcome to call my own electrician and pay the weekend rates if I wanted.


Amy agreed to store my fridge contents in her refrigerator, especially important because I have medicine that must stay cold.

Saturday morning, I went to the hardware store and bought a heavy duty extension cord – and before you ask, yes, we did have one – one that my son told me on Friday no longer worked – who knew a weedeater would cut straight through an extension cord. I plugged my refrigerator into the new cord, ran it out my kitchen window and plugged it into my outdoor socket. My house is so old that I don’t have three prong outlets except in my kitchen and outside.

The food was returned from Amy’s fridge and life was once again good.


Ashley visited the doctor’s office Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.


Friday’s visit was to discuss possible treatment for reflux, not an uncommon thing for children with G-tubes. The pediatrician prescribed Zantac and told us to go visit the gastroenterologist. The Zantac seems to be helping.

Sunday’s visit was because Ashley’s cold/allergies which had been plaguing her for a couple of weeks took a turn for the worse. She didn’t sleep much at all Saturday night because of coughing, and when she woke up Sunday morning, she had a fever of 101. Fevers trigger her seizures and by 7am, she had already had two.

Antibiotics were prescribed and by this morning, Ashley seemed to be feeling a tad bit better, and she has had no more seizures.

We picked Corey up from the two week camp he had been attending, and had to leave the windows open in the van on the trip home due to the camp ‘aroma’.


All his dirty clothes and bedding were washed by early afternoon and put away.


Sunday, I made three apple pies (with my state fair award winning recipe) – two for a party at work, and one for us at home. Yummy!!

Okay - the GOODs win out this weekend!


MMC said...

Wow, quite the weekend!

Sucks about the seizures but I am glad you got them under control. Sounds like everything else (almost) worked out too.

Geuss you will have to use the work week to get some relaxation now. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad Ahsley's seizures stopped and hopefully she will be feeling better soon.

Corey must have had a great time at camp. I can just imagine the smell. Yuck.

The electricity issue sounds scary. I hope you can get it updated sometime so you don't have to worry.

Maddy said...

All in one weekend! I feel positively blessed. So overall would you say half full or half empty?

I note you don't share your prize giving recipe! tut, tut.

Ashley's Mom said...

Maddy, I'd still say half full! Everyone was still smiling on Monday morning :)

Diane J Standiford said...

Good will always win in the end. Always has.