Beth over at So the Fish Said posted today whining about her day and I can so totally top her with mine. So, woke up at the butt crack of dawn because the little man fell asleep way too early the night before and wouldn't let me sleep past 5 am. He just kept digging his toenails into my belly until I finally rolled on to the bottom half of the bed and pulled the sheet over myself to hide. Then just for fun he decided he would take a massive crap that crept out of his onesie and ran all over the bed through the sheet into the mattress pad. YAY! I really wanted to wash those today too. It was like a F you mommy for trying to ignore me!
So, I rolled out of bed and put him in his swing and layed down on the couch so maybe he would give me just a few more minutes of sleep. Right as I closed my eyes I heard Miss G screaming at me over the monitor. As I opened the door to her room I was hit with the smell of death since she had a nice warm poo ball in her diaper. Sigh...diapers..it only kills me when its poop but still. After I got her changed I ran the water for the tub since we had to get out of the house early anyways for a moms group at the science center thing here.
Anyone with a three year old and a little baby or hell anyone with two kids knows how hard it is to get out of the house to go anywhere these days. I always manage at least two trips back inside before heading out. We finally get out to the car and I get everyone buckled into their seats and put the key in the ignition, turn and......nothing. No sound, NOTHING! So, I have to juggle two kids back into the house and call my hubby to see when he can come jumper me off. Of course it just happens to be the one day he is out in the country an hour away. Luckily, he tells me we have free roadside assistance through our cell phone service and he calls them and they show up to jump my car off within 30 minutes. I was so impressed and so excited to finally leave because Miss G was getting very upset because I had been telling her all morning where we were going and she was so worried that now we wouldn't get to.
Driving..hit the interstate...no movement. There is a phantom car wreck miles ahead. You know the ones where there is miles and miles of traffic and then you never see anything? Yeah. I hate those. We finally get there and somehow managed to only be 45 minutes late. The place is packed. It just so happens that there are also three school field trips there today. Joy. Of course I had opened my trunk only to realize I didn't have my stroller either. Joy again. So in we go and I just have to hold Little G in my arms the whole time and juggle my huge diaper bag that weighs at least 10 lbs hanging off my arm its like I am holding twins. I look around for my moms group gals and cant find anyone. We go upstairs and down and nobody. Great. This sucks. I have over 35 moms now in my group and only three had RSVP'd but none of them showed up or bothered to cancel. It made me so angry because if I had of known that I would not have gone through all the trouble of getting there. I let Miss G play for about an hour but she wanted to run all over the place and my arms were about to detach from my body with all the weight so was finally went outside. That was the only way I could get her out of there without a huge fight was to tell her we would go play outside.
They have a nice waling trail with a huge pond around the science center so we walked around and looked at all the funky green stuff growing in the water since that was all you could see. They had these large stepping stones going across one side of the pond and Miss G was just dying to step over them. She says "hopscotch mommy"! We get halfway across and all of a sudden I hear a scream and turn around to see Miss G floating in the water splashing everywhere. Somehow she had not paid attention and fell through the crack between the stones. I hurry and pull her out and she is covered in algae. She looked like some sea creature or something and it was hilarious. It was hanging all over her hair, clothes, shoes. She really scared herself though and I just hurried to get her in the car and get her home because who knows what was growing in that funky water other than the algae of course.
When I get home and wash her off I go to turn the air conditioner on because it was close to 80 degrees out and getting rather hot inside. So, click it to on and nothing. Turn the fan on and nothing. What is with me and my nothing day??? No battery, No mommies and now no air? You got to be kidding me. I hurry to call Mr. G and tell him to call the air guys to get here fast. Its a long story but basically we got ripped off a while back by one company who screwed up our unit and we paid him and the problem never got fixed so then we had another company come and they had to replace the same thing again because the first guy did it wrong and then told us we would also have to replace the compressor but that we would just have to pay for the freon for it and that was it. We didn't have the money then and it was still working so we waited. That was before Christmas and now here we are.
While I am waiting to hear back I go to turn on the fans. Well the ceiling fan in the living room was turned the wrong direction for the winter time so I had to get the ladder out and flip the switch to get it going back the right way. We just happen to have two story ceilings so even with a ladder I about killed myself getting it switched. As I turn it on it starts to snow in my living room. Apparently all the dust that was on top of it from going one direction was all going to come down now that I changed the direction. It was a nightmare. I quickly stopped it but it was too late. My poor kiddos looked like they had been snowed on. Serious dandruff problem guys. It was all over the furniture, electronics, pillows, ARG!!!!!! How does so much dust accumulate on top of a fan that stays on for 6 months straight? How can it stay on if its always moving? I go get the swiffer duster and try to reach up to clean the blades but my short ass is about an inch too short and I slip and tumble off the ladder. I land on the floor and hurl the swiffer duster across the living room and collapse in tears. What a nightmare!!! I am so hot and so frustrated. The baby is crying, Miss G is talking my head off and whining and there is funky dust balls covering every inch of my living room. Its time for reinforcements. I call my mom to come get Miss G and then call Mr. G and tell him to come home and help me with the fan.
After all that occurs and I calm down the guy shows up to fix the unit. I have to leave to go see my doctor and when I get back two hours later I get the verdict. We will need a new unit. It will cost nearly $4K and thats exactly $3K more than we have right now. On top of that the guys were totally shady and said that now we would have to pay for the compressor they put in or at least the labor plus the freon and it would be $500.00. But it didn't fix the problem anyways so we really need the new unit and if they put that in they will waive the fees from today. Can you say CROOKS with me ten times??? At this point I am surprised Mr. G didn't run to the kitchen grab the butcher knife and end these guys. We were both so confused and so totally pissed we couldn't speak.
We didn't pay them before they left because they think they are coming back tomorrow but guess what??? There is no way in hell we are paying them. I am now going to have to get another company out here to do the work because I am not going to let someone rob my family like this. This is the second time now. All in all it was ultimately the most stressful and shitty day I have had in a really long time. Oh and its hot and my pits have been wet all day which makes for a very moody mommy. Every try breastfeeding when your really hot? Yeah, well it sucks when the baby keeps sticking to your skin and sweat runs down your cleavage. TMI? I am now heading off to bed where I will sleep with the window open to get some cool air and just hope someone doesn't try to rob my house tonight. I pray for rain tomorrow!
Tell me how was your day?