Monday, October 11, 2010

Water water every were and BOY DOEST IT STINK!

This is a post LONG over due. A few weeks back at 7am I had a tenant knock on my door telling me dirty water was coming up into their tub from the tub drain. I got on my shoes and grab my cell and began calling Lou or maintenance man (have I ever told you how much I love Lou, I'm going to have to give Lou his own post he is awesome). I went to the tenants apartment with the intention of trying to plunge tub, but all ready knew Lou needed to come snake it. Now this tenant lives 5 apartments down from mine on the other side of the complex. As soon as I got inside his apartment Justin was at his door yelling for me. When I asked him what was wrong he told me the office was flooded with water!
As i ran back to my place more and more tenants came out to tell me water was coming up in to their tubs as well. Once I got in to my house this is what I saw in my office.


That is not shiny floors, its carpet covered by 2 inches of SEWAGE WATER!!
Now keep in mind this is my office which is connected to my living room. there where also 3 power strips under my desk that where making the nicest pooping sound and smoking (till I turned off the breaker). Once I got the power shut off I had to crawl under my desk and unplug everything. Can we say YUCK!
As I had Lou on the phone with me he instructed me on how to shut the water off to the building, because it was the main drain for our building that was clogged, and anyone who was using water was just going to make it worse. Not to mention the main drain is in out pump room on the other side of the wall from my office and there was a nice 3 inch geyser coming out of it, along with floaters (poop for those who don't know what that is) OK everyone all at once..... YUCK!!!

So the Laundry room was flooded and poop filled so was the pump room (the room through the door)
Nasty water and poop was all out front my door.
And my toilet had to get riped out so Lou could try to snake the drain starting at the front of the building working his way down.
This by far was the nastiest thing I have had to deal with. I can handle mold and stuff but other peoples poop on my floors DISGUSTING!!!
So now me and the owner are picking out new flooring for the office (not carpet, its a cross between vinyl and tile) Lou is going to come and cut the walls out and fix them so if the pump room floods again it cant come in to my office. I get to repaint the office any color I feel is nice and bright, and I got to spend $40 on the worlds coolest power strip!! Its water proof (shuts its self off if it gets wet), has 15 outlets and is a outlet and phone-line surge protector, with USB power ports. Yep I'm that excited over a power strip.......I need to get out more :)

Animal Crackers in my Soup

Here is a video of Sky's tap dance she did this year. It was to the Sherlly Temple song Animal crackers in my soup. I'm so proud of her she really trys her hardest and is very passionate about dancing. She is also asking to do plays now so we will see where that goes.

video

Friday, October 8, 2010

Busy Busy Me

The kids have been in school for about a month and a half. I was really looking forward to it, a little alone time in the morn, then go work lunch at the school. Bring Sky home get homework done, go get Justin, do stuff around the house and enjoy or evenings as a family....... Yeah that was the dream before school started. Now its more like this.....

Get up at 7am
Get my self ready
7:30am Pick out Sky's cloths and get both kids up
Make them breakfast
7:45 get kids to eat breakfast and yell at (at least one) to stop playing and get ready
8:15 everyone puts on socks and shoes, fix sky's hair, make sure everyone has homework folders, snack, backpacks, water bottles, my LPS bag and badge, purse and cell phone.
8:25 Head to car to go to school, get in car and remember something, run back in to house and get or do what every I forgot.
8:30 driving to school, get to school, give Justin a hug and say by and that I love him (so non of his friends hear), walk sky to class, pick her lunch choice
8:40 go to office to pick up the 2 kids in sky's class that take the bus and bring them to class
8:45 school bell rings, go in to sky's class and do volunteer work that her teacher has for me till 11am
11am eat lunch and start LPS work till 1:25
1:30 head back to sky's class and do more work for her teacher, stay till the bell rings at 1:55 or if there is allot of work stay till Justin gets out at 3:25.
Tue sky has dance class from 3:30-4:30 other days we get to go straight home, kids have a snack and I do my school work.
5pm start dinner and clean house (sometimes I just start dinner and leave the house for Mick hehe).
Do apartment work, school work, kids homework, Tue and Thur nights I'm out for YW and dance class.
8pm get kids in bed, do more school work, or finally sit down and watch a TV show with mick
10:30 go to bed and do it all over again.
O did I mention i baby sit for a hour before school and 1.5 hours after school every other week, so I have 1 more kid in toe, and on Tue I take another kid who lives in my building to school so some days I have 4 kids in my car gong to school.

I wanted to post all of this because life has seriously taken ahold of me and my dearest friends have been put on the back burner. Luckily they know I love them and they love me and still call to make sure I'm alive or to kidnap me for a girls night. Mick has been wonderful and really sees how much I work and has been picking up the things I couldn't get too. Poor guy has been working a few weekends here and there too (with no extra pay) and is so worn out, but he still makes time for me. Even though I'm a busy busy bee I feel so loved and needed and it feels good. I love my family and my friends very much and am so lucky they still put up with me.
Life is good :)

Disneyland

In August I posted that we got annual passes to Disneyland. We went in Aug and got back 2 days before school started. It was so fun and not very crowded (which is always a plus). I didn't take to many pics because I figured we will go so many times wile we have our passes I don't need to take a bunch.


Always have to have one family pic, this time by Mick favorite ride The Haunted Mansion.
The kids LOVE Michel Jackson (even before he died) and were so excited to see Captain EO.

Then we got to see Alice. Justin didn't want to take a pic but with some loving force I made him hehehe. Later he told Mick he didn't want to take a pic with her because he thought she was cute and he was embarrassed. Yep my son is at that age where girls are no longer yucky and cootie filled, Now their cute and there is NO WAY he can tell mom that. At least he talks with Mick about it (when he knows me and Sky are far out of hearing range) and Mick lets me in on the secret life of Justin with the promise to never speak of it again.
Have I ever told you how lucky Skyla is. The coolest stuff always happens to this girl. This is a pic of course of Skyla and Snow White at Snow Whites wishing well off to the side of Sleeping Beauties castle.
OK so here is how I got this really cool pic. This is a bit long so if you don't want to read it I don't blame you. Any hoo....
Last year I did a girls day with sky in Disneyland. We got her hair done and she got the Snow White dress, then I took her over to where the princesses are and she got so lucky that Snow White was one she got to meet (she cried when she saw her that's how happy she was). Its one of Sky's favorite memories and she loves reliving it through the pics I got. Well this trip she insisted on bringing her dress again, we had a Snow White head band this time and she was in heaven. I asked her if she wanted to go by the princess area to see some of the Princesses and she said no. The line takes forever and she was not in the mood to wait.
So Mick had the idea to go check out Snow Whites wishing well and get some pic over there (he really likes the well too hehe). So as we headed over we started to notice all these people and they were blocking the pathway to the Wishing well. Then we saw her, Sleeping Beauty was there on the path taking pics in front of the castle. I asked sky if she wanted to go see her and she again said no. So to avoid the crowd we took the long way around. We went under the castle and took the path that winds down the side of the castle as we came out of the hallway Sky was in front and yelled "there's the well" then stopped dead in her tracks. Walking right towards us was Snow White!! There where other people by the well, but Snow White blew right past all of them and made a b-line for Sky. Sky of course took off running full speed for her. They hugged and talk about how cute their dresses where, then Snow White took her to the well and they made wishes together and posed for the pic above. It was really cute and magical, even Justin knew how cool it was and whispered to us "I love Disneyland magic" haha so cheesy. So with a crowd of about 30 people waiting their turn with Snow White I pried Sky away and we went to hit some rides.
Cant wait to see what our next trip has in store for us (we leave in 12 days) Halloween Time in Disneyland cant wait!!!