Things are moving along in the little house.
Mr. Fix-It & Isaiah pulled up the bathroom floor tonight for the new linoleum. Who puts laminate in a bathroom? The cut ends were against the tub with nearly a 3/4 inch unsealed gap. The floor was buckled under the toilet. Instead of adding a spacer they added a 2nd wax ring, over tightened and cracked the ring thingy. Lord knows how long the toilet had been leaking but, from the look of the sub floor quite a while. The bathroom sink (and tub) faucet was so caked with lime build up it wouldn’t shut off all the way. Geeesh, a bit of vinegar once in a while would have kept it clean.
We’ve had lots of rain the past 24 hours. So there is a hold on furniture moving to the little house. Isaiah just cracked me up he wants to move in so bad & kept saying “just give me a pillow and my sleeping bag and I’m good!” We’re catching the edge of the mid-west storms and the yard is greening up quickly.
Nothing like a week long post!
The bathroom is being water tested…we ended up buying a new toilet and sink top. After cleaning them we found the crud was so built up on the suface’s it had eaten though the finish. I think they were pouring drain cleaner in and leaving it in standing water. It’s the only way the sink finish would be eaten up like that. The drains had been connected in a way which blocked the water flow. Erika painted and it’s like a whole new room.
Move in day is today, It will be quick work as she only has a few dressers, crib and a bed left to move…aside from clothing. We’ve family coming to help & and it should be done in no time at all. We’ll need to make a run to replace mattresses and a few odds and ends and it will be ready for them to stay.
The 2 little ones are having a bit of a hard time with the move. Since most of their things were destroyed in the flood, everything is new (new to them). 18 mo just walks around with big eyes, fussing and wanting to be held a lot more than normal. Evie, at 3 is really struggling & acting out. Poor thing just finally adjusted to living at Danielle’s & wants to stay there. We’ve had her at the new house as much as possible, had meals and included her in moving a few of her toys etc. over. She likes being there in the day time by us but although it is in a good way this time, she again has had her world turned upside down. I told Erika Evie will take her cues from her, it may take a while but to stay positive about the new home & include her in as much of “creating a nest” as possible.
Any thoughts or ideas PRAYERS to help the little's adjust would be greatly appreciated.
Off to start the move