Days go by

Author: Jeff /

So it's been a while since I posted on here (sorry mom) but I a hoping to get back into it now that things have settled back down a little. Carter is still great, just about walking... just about. Work is going good, at the office a lot this week except monday due to no power due to six inches of april...not good. Kitty got to watch Carter Tuesday since she's on spring break, today Grandpa Shelton is watching him fora few hours while I work...or post this... same difference All in all thougha good week so far. Got to watch Michigan State get killed on monday night (got great joy from that) Good friday is well Friday, and then Easter Sunday and the Masters is this week!! Hours of time wll be spent watching guys hit a litte wite ball around, gotta love it!!
Hope you are all doing well, talk soon!!

So Carter is going back to the doctor today to check on his ear, and maybe get stronger antibiotics. Need to get this thing fixed before we go on an airplane.  Can't wait for next wednesday!! In the mean time golf show is saturday :)  Carter is doing well at home with dad.  Dad however is maxed out trying to work at home and take care of him and clean the house... harder than I thought it would be! Anyways, we are all good outside of Carters ear infection, mostly just holding onto the promise of 80 and sunny next week!

Long Day

Author: Jeff /

Wow what a start to the week.  Today Carter had his one year Dr. appointment and got his shots. He did very well again with the shots, but he also has an ear infection in his right ear that has made him a little crabby. He woke up at 6:50 this morning, so we took Allison to work and then went to the bank and the store, pretty normal for a monday. However he fell asleep on the way home and slept through breakfast time.  I fed him at about 10:30 (an hour late) and then it was off to the Dr's. Like I said he did fine, but he fell asleep again on he way home and slept until 1:30.  So I fed him lunch (two hours late) and we played on the floor. Since lunch was so late he got no bottle. 3:30 we were off to pick up allison, go to walgreens to get his script for the ear and then go to ken and kitty's to scarf down some pot roast (third pot roast in a week and awesome is that!!) before leaving for roseville for class. Two classes and chapel and home we came at 8:30.  Got home at 9:30 but had to go to ken and kitty's to get allison and the baby, got home for good at 10:10.  typing this while allison take a shower and then we're hitting the hay.  hope you all had a great day, I only hope the rest of this week goes by a little faster, with not quite as much craziness.

PS. 15 days till the bahamas!!!

By request

Author: Jeff /

So the week comes to an end... finally.  This was the first week of having Carter at home with me everyday, and it was along week.  Not because I had him or because he was bad or anything, actually he's the easiest kid I've ever seen, it was just a long week.  I think getting used to working form home and the new schedule and everything just prolonged what was already going to be a long week.  Carter's party is tomorrow and he's officially 1 on Sunday... weird.  He's crawling like mad now (had to barracade the living room yesterday to contain him) also very very close to walking.  He'll walk everywhere so long as he has something to hold on to.  So tomorrow before his party I am puting the latches on all the cabinets in the house and cleaning the floor everywhere so he doesn't find a random piece of lint to munch on.  Anyways, had a request to post a new blog ;) so here ya go, have a great friday and wonderful weekend.  Boo 6-8 inches of snow!!!

PS yes I know I said I love snow but seriously I want warm weather and golf now!!

Sewage... yes that's correct... sewage

Author: Jeff /

So sunday morning I get a call at 9:00 from Pathway telling me that the womens bathrrom is flooding due to the toilets backing up...eww.  This is not a total suprise after the issues we had a few weeks ago be we had really hoped that snaking out the sewer line would fix the problem. Not so much.  So Tuesday we had a guy come out with his big tractor and start digging.  First we tore out the flowerbed by the parking lot because this is about where we though the break was.  To our surprise however the pipe there was not broken or clogged and was actually PVC not older stuff. So the guy sent his camera down the line from the other end and located the clog that way... it was about 15 feet from where we had dug... So, we began to dig there... and sure enough we found the problem.  There was a Y in the pipe where another line joined it and there were roots all inside of the joint.  When I say all inside I mean the entire pipe was fullied with thick coarse roots.  not just one root, thousands of tiny roots all weaved together, totally clogging the pipe.  I am thankful however that I was not the guy in the hole this time because when he hit the pipe with his hammer it gushed forth sewage all over him.  I was standing on the driveway trying not to laugh...poor guy.

so the problem is fixed now, only took about three hours I didn't have to get sewage all over me, unlike last year...  thank the Lord for plumbers...

Ties that Bind

Author: Jeff /

hey everybody been a little while since we updated this/  Really since I updated this, allison isn't involved... mainly because she doesn't have time.  Thngs are good.  Carter is almost one (crazy) He is doing great, almost walking and crawling at this point, we aren't sure which he'll do first. We are excited about his birthday but can't believe it's been a year already. He is so much fun now, we just sit around in the house most nights and play with him until the letter show comes on TV (wheel of Fortune) He loves to watch it, probably just the sound of the wheel spinning and all the bright lights and sounds.  All in all though he is great, mostly healthy, or at least as healthy as an infant can be thier first winter. He's happy and love ot play and interact.  He's saying mama and dadda and nana and papa and grandma and grandpa and turle and dog dog and football. He just learned his name today and says Carter pretty well. He knows other words too but I'll spare you the reading. 

Ruby and Sophie are doing well also.  Ruby is fat and sophie is skinny and we feed them the same amount and ruby is more active... who knows?? I've lost ten pounds since the first of the year and hoping to keep it up. Trying to eat less and exercise more and the warm weather will only help that.  So for now there ya go, things are good at the Orans version 2.  Version one is good too.  


ps if you don't know what versions 1 and 2 are... 1 is my parents, 2 is currently me and allison but we will soon be 2.2 because Jason and Kelly will be 2.1 Aug 15... Carter is version 3.

Sunday Morning

Author: Jeff /

Yes I know it's not morning but I was thinking of the Maroon 5 song so here ya go.  Allison is starting to feel better and Carter is healthy and happy as always. We decided to make today a sit at home and lounge while watching West Wing day.  Allison can't go outside due to the cold, and I don't want to leave her again, we have hardly seen each other the past week between my being sick and her being sick and work and church and who knows what else.  So we are spending a family day together in the warmth of our livingroom.   Tomorrow begins another week, I can't believe we are in 2009 let alone almost a whole month into it, Carter is almost one and I can't hardly remember life without him.