Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oh, the joys of being a home owner

when you own a three pound turtle by the name of Donatello. My week has consisted of cleaning up half of his humble abode which dumped onto my eighty year old wood floors. My DH and I came down to almost all of his water standing on our floors Monday morning. The worst part being we had to be out the door in ten minutes for work. Our rug had soaked up a ton of the disgusting turtle water, the rest was trying to form a small pond. We cleaned up as much as we could and headed out the door. On my way home I received a call from my DH who broke the bad news to me...our waterfall had ruined our hardwood floor in the corner and had done damage to the wall behind the tank. Oh, the joy of owning a home! We now will have to refinish both the dinning room and the living room floor since the run into each other. This weekend my DH and my wonderful father-in-law will be scraping and repairing the wall so that I may repaint it. The floors won't come for awhile since it is not in the budget at the time. On a good note, this past weekend we built a gate for Tucker so that he could play in the backyard/driveway without a leash. He is so happy! I have pictures of the project, but will share them once we stain the gate. Well hopefully the remainder of the week goes better, and that all of you are having a great week.
Also, before I go I want my readers input on something I have been praying about lately. I would like to dedicate one day of the week on my blog to tell the story of my mother. I think this would be good for me when I go through my grief. She always told me I would publish a book someday, and this would kind of fulfill her dream. My question to all of you is if you would bother to read what I wrote, or do you feel it is too personal. Please let me know, all of your opinions matter to me!

P.S. This is the second time I wrote this, the first time it all disapeared!


Taryn said...

Oh no! I am so sorry about the turtle! Ick.

I would love to read about your mum. go for it girl.

KLC said...

I would love to read about your mom :)

The Passionate Book Worm said...

My boyfriend just adopted a kitty and we were discussing the joys of owning a pet. We feel for you.


i would love to read it :)

Janelle said...

I loved the Ninja Turtles as a kid. Is that the Donatello reference?
Hope all is okay with the house. I hate the "oops we gotta fix it now" part of owning a home.
I would love to hear wonderful memories and stories of your mother. I often include posts about my grandmother that passed a year ago. It's a good emotional cleanse.

mary evelyn said...

thanks for visiting my blog!

that's awful what happened to your turtle tank! i just bought a condo last year, and i'm slowly discovering the many joys and pains of being a homeowner.

good luck to you with the new paint and flooring!