Saturday, May 14, 2011

One heck of a week

I really have been making things every week.  I even have all the pictures taken for the flower tutorial.  I just can't seem to find any time to post.

This week has been a doozy for us.

First, I was out of town for work for 2 days.  I had a site visits on Monday in Arcadia, Michigan
And on Tuesday a visit just outside Petoskey, Michigan 
Total round trip drive time - 11 hours.
Total time on the two sites - 1 hour.

Round about Thursday allergy season hit me with a vengeance and crippled me with a nightmare of a sinus headache.  The kind where the entire side of you head hurts, from you hair to your teeth.
Then on Thursday my car decided to start acting funky again - she was just in the shop two weeks ago.
Found out on Friday that one of the front bearings is shot and since it is one with a sensor the part alone is $200.  PLUS they still can't figure out what is causing the engine misfire.

This afternoon I apparently made the mistake of trying to wash one of our throw rugs in my Whirlpool Duet front loader.  This apparently foolish action cased the death of my machine.
I think a belt is broken or something.  It makes all the right noises, but the drum doesn't move.  The repair man from our appliance protection plan can't get here till Tuesday to work on it.  Since this is the first time in the 6 years, and tens of thousands of loads, that it has broken, I guess we are lucky.
And then, to cap off the week, my dear pooch got sick last night.

Our sweet Fly Girl (short for Butterfly Girl)  is almost 9 now.
She has been suffering from Discoid Lupus Erythematosus for the past 6 years.  Typically this only causes minor rashes on her nose and ears.  However the spring in very hard on her.  The weather is nice enough that she wants to spend lots of time outside but the leaves aren't out on the trees yet to protect her from the sun and the sun makes the lupus worse.  We had to add prednisone back into her daily multi-pill regimen.  This time around her system doesn't seam to be tolerating it and she can't even keep water down. 

Poor baby.  She may be a handful, but we still love her.

Oh, and my head still hurts like heck!