Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Moe the horse had a big knot on his abdomen today. When I looked closer there was pus dripping out and what looked like intestines protruding. I sort of freaked out. Thankfully there is a vet that makes house visits in town and he came out and saw him. Apparently he punctured his skin on something, maybe a stick or the cow's horn (?)and it was not intestines coming out after all but just fatty tissue! Whew! A week's worth of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories should do the trick. Otherwise he is doing well and Liesel and he are becoming good pals. He even let her ride backwards bareback. I wish I had gotten a picture of that.


Yesterday I called poison control because Hope drank the liquid out of a glow stick. Turns out glow stick liquid is only hazardous if it gets in your eye. The really dumb part about this is, I was the one who cut the top off and gave it to her to drink! I thought it was one of those wax candies with liquid inside. You remember those candies from when we were kids? Do they still even make those anymore? She is doing fine. Can you believe how silly that was of me? I kept thinking to myself, I wonder why they are making these so hard to open now, I finally gave up on the lid and just cut it open for her. My goodness. You can see why I would have done this....Right? Please say yes.

Glowstick:

Wax candies:

Someone asked about the status of our floors. Well, over the past two months so many white spots have popped up from moisture that now you can't even see the debris that was sealed under. The funny thing is, we have had three different people come recently who thought that we had purposely marbled and distressed them this way. They liked them! Meanwhile we never did hear back from the floor people about either fixing the floors or trying to get payment from us. They claimed they were going to take us to court for payment, but almost 60 days have passed with no word about it either way. So I'm assuming they moved on and so probably we will too. I am tempted to leave them just as they are. After all, if we had nice floors Hope wouldn't be able to do her chores wearing roller blades.



We had to call a plumber out twice last week. First because there was a big, muddy puddle in the front yard from a busted underground pipe, and two days later because our garbage disposal got stopped up. The plumber asked me if there have been any unusual objects thrown into the kitchen drain recently, and I answered, "I have five kids."

Meanwhile this is what has been going on in the front yard probably as I type even.


Both my parents and John's mom came for a visit last week and as always it was lots of fun. I took this sweet photo of Ava with Opa during family devotional time. I think she really likes him!

11 comments:

Hevel said...

I made the same mistake once! But then, luckily I pasued and thought, "When did I buy wax candy?" So the liquid went down the drain.

Charissa said...

You know, I should've thought that, but I was on the phone when it happened, and I guess I just wasn't thinking straight. Besides, with all the post Halloween candy laying around I just chalked it up to that.

Jill said...

My dad is also called "Opa" since he speaks german and that's the german name for grandpa. Small world!

Michelle said...

Ava looks like his "Mimi Me" :o) So adorable! Glad that horse is on the mend too...poor guy! Katie drank the stuff in one of those bracelets too - totally scared me, but PC said she would be fine. Shew! Annie uses Explode the Code in her classroom...I think it's so cool!

Michelle said...

Oops...I meant "Mini Me" :o)

Kristy said...

I was laughing so hard when I started reading that Ava did this because my Aaron did the samething last week, to be totally honest though I just washed his mouth out with water I was not about to run him to the ER again for something like this.( He is three and we have been to the ER atleast 3 times not to mention the amount of fast doctor office runs) Guess I could have called poison control I should really keep that number handy at this house!

Anonymous said...

I think the floor may be a problem for you as they apparently did not put a sealer down first before they put down the cement so water and mosture will continue to wick up through it and make everything damp.

It is you who could easily sue them and force them to take out the floor (a huge job) and put down a new one properly. I don't think there is any other way to do it. Cement acts like a sponge and everything is going to continue to seep through.

Stephanie said...

so, what does glow in the dark liquid taste like?

Charissa said...

Um, well, Stephanie, I'm not exactly sure....but I know it was bad enough to spit out immediately and declare, 'that is not candy'.

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soontobemomof9 said...

I love the pic of Ava and Opa!

A lovely tip: To keep my dogs from digging in the same place I fill the hole with dirt and dog poop. Lovely, I know... but most dogs won't dig there again. :)