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Monday, January 26, 2009

- Thank you all for the many prayers you've so graciously blessed me with recently, I feel I've been a bit of a hoarder. My grandma is doing well and has been told by hospital staff that her guardian angel intervened on her behalf, saying they are quite baffled by the test results. By both staff and family accounts, as well as my grandma's recollection of the events, she suffered a stroke, complete with evidence . . . but the CT scan, MRI and assorted other tests show nothing to support what was witnessed. One doctor today actually pulled my cousin, his colleague, to the side and told him that it was a miracle.

- Tony made due on his goal to finish the tiling this weekend!


Next up, he'll grout, caulk, install the toilet, caulk, install the pedestal sink, caulk, affix the handles for the faucets and hang the mirror, before moving on up to the main level bathroom!

Don't be expecting a pretty, well decorated bathroom to come out of this space for at least a year though. I never got that far. Thankfully we've been purchasing the necessary items for this bathroom, the upstairs bath and the nursery fixeroo for quite some time so everything is on hand, without additional expense . . . with the exception of accessories, the upstairs vanity {being built by my father in law}, and the countertop {which will be bought this week on sale at Menards}. Sorry to disappoint D&R girls, limited funds.

- My first day at my new employment went well! It was extremely surreal for me to board my bus again, after almost a year, especially to go to a new destination. I did not like paying the $3 both ways either. Yikes. My Metro Pass can't come soon enough!

Tony and I are talking through our insurance options right now, combined with the very real reality that I may not be eligible for short term disability, which would mean an unpaid maternity leave . . . so that's fun to think about. I've been reminded quite frequently throughout the afternoon and evening though, that I should increasingly be thankful for the job in and of itself, so I'm focusing on that!

So far everyone seems really nice! I can already tell that I'll need to majorly mind my mouth, so that ever sentence doesn't start with "Well, when I was at Target . . . "

(I HATE WHEN ENTER DOESN'T WORK or BLOGGER DOESN'T APPLY EDITS!)

24 comments:

d.a.r. said...

What a wonderful blessing God gave your family!! I hope your grandmother continues to recover and regain strength.

And nice work on the bathroom. Holy cow, I am soooo impressed!

Meredith said...

I'm definitely impressed with the bathroom progress!

Unpaid maternity leave is definitely scary to think about. Why don't you think you'll qualify for short term disability?

Katie said...

I'm glad she's doing good.

That bathroom is coming along great!!

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad your G-ma is doing ok the power of prayer is amazing.

I'm happy to hear your first day on the new job went well!!!

AJ said...

Miracles rock. Grandma's a lucky lady.

The shower and tiling look fabulous. Even though it will be awhile, I can't wait to see the finished product.

The Branches said...

I'm so glad your first day went well! I hate first days...I'll be praying for you about insurance options. Your bathroom looks so good, you are very lucky to have such a handy man :) Have a happy Tuesday!!! Becky

ezza said...

I am so glad to hear the job went well and eveyone is nice! I love that Grandma is doing great and doctors are shaking their heads in question!:) The bathroom looks awesome!

Mary said...

I'm just catching up on your last few posts. Great news about your Grandma's progress. It sounds like she'll be out of the hospital in no time.

Holy cow, that bathroom! That is a major renovation and it looks awesome! I've always wanted a cut-away area in my shower for all my toiletries. Someday:)

Julia said...

I'm glad your Gram is doing well!

The bathroom is looking quite pimp.

And yay for the new job. Good for you for staying positive-minded with the insurance issue. I hate that grown up stuff:)

Rebecca said...

I'm glad your grandma is doing better!

The bathroom is looking great! I hope your new job continues to go well.

Mrs. A said...

I'm a little behind and just caught up but I'm so glad your grandmother is doing better.

Kristal said...

I'm glad your grandma is doing well. :) And the bathroom looks fab - Tony rocks!

abby said...

That is AWESOME about your grandma! I'm so happy she's doing well.

The bathroom looks fabulous - I'm amazed by your progress in such a short time! In our house things move a bit slower :)

Sometimes I really hate dealing with "grown up" things like insurance and JOBS and such.

Leah said...

Great news!

The bathroom looks wonderful.

Sarah said...

Beautiful bathroom! It's going to look amazing- I know it!

I am so happy to hear about your grandma! God works in mysterious ways!

Kaitlyn said...

What a great bathroom-- I am so excited to see the finished product. Thank goodness about your grandma Leah!

Also, the entering format is showing up in Google Reader, but I just noticed that it isn't here-- it may be the layout of your blog. Just a thought!

M and G said...

The tile is beautiful!

*Kimmie* said...

What fabulous news about your family. And the tile looks great!

Ashley said...

Yay for answered prayers! And that's a seriously awesome tiling job.

Chelsie said...

God is wonderful isn't he! Such an awesome blessing for your family.

Tony is doing a great job on the bathroom. Can't wait to see the finished product!

High Heels & Mascara said...

Awesome job on the bathroom so far! Gooooo Tony!

Hold up - loving the new blog layout. You are so talented.

Thirdly, welcome back downtown! Are you close to the IDS? We should FINALLY do lunch or something!

Karen said...

I am so relieved to hear the good news about your grandma. How wonderful.

The bathroom looks amazing, I love the tile. I will be expecting a fully decorated bathroom them in 1.5 years :) Looks great, take care!

Emily said...

The tile looks fabulous! Good work Tony!

Cassie said...

I am sorry to post on such an old blog post. I was wondering if you were pregnant when you took this job? How did that work out? I just started a new job and am very excited to be expecting my first child, but I am not excited about telling my bosses I am pregnant.

 

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