Friday, August 1, 2008

I finished! I finished! I finished!

Pardon, I'm just a little excited...

I finally finished the quilt. And it's not even midnight! I thought for sure I would have to pull an all-nighter.


The finished product... I hope Nathan likes it. Mom is going to let me keep the frame I borrowed here. She hasn't used this one in a couple years. Maybe I'll eventually get one of my own.


I tried out our carpet cleaner today. Nathan "had to go potty" and thought it would be okay to use William's room. AARG! So I put it together and went to town. The two strips on the side are the uncleaned sections. I thought it was awesome how well it cleaned. And it was gross to see how dingy and dirty my carpet actually was. The dirty water was just that... DIRTY! I can't wait to tackle the rest of the carpets! I had actually forgotten what shade of blue the carpets were.


This beautiful butterfly was having a snack on my echinacea the other day. I grabbed the camera and snapped a couple pictures. I couldn't get it with it's wings open, but it was 3x bigger than the little white ones we get usually. A monarch butterfly?

And, our therapist put in a personal call to the doctor we are trying to get Nathan into. She has agreed to consider Nathan's case, the therapist is sending her all the evaluation info, the last ENT results, all the chart notes she has been keeping... We are really crossing our fingers, because although we will probably have to go to Salt Lake anyway for surgeries or whatever they need to do, that would be a lot of work to coordinate with Tricare (anything over 100 miles from here and we get reimbursed gas, lodging, and sometimes food) and setting dates and things. We would like to get this done locally if at all possible. But, we'll do what we have to. He's my baby, and I want things to be easier on him. You can tell how hard he works to say things so we can understand him, and how frustrated he gets when he can't form the sound right and we have no idea what he's saying. It's like a guessing game sometimes where we try to figure out what he needs/thinks is neat/is asking about, and every guess makes him madder.

Crossing our fingers Dr. Beck will take him and will take our insurance!

6 comments:

Farrell Family said...

Good job on the quilt! I bet he will love it!
Hooray for the carpet cleaner! That'll be a life saver. Have fun with it.

Melinda said...

The quilt looks great! You are so much better than me about the cleaning when you got home! I unpacked Monday afternoon, when I got home, but spent that evening, all of Tuesday and most of Wednesday sleeping, trying to sleep and trying to get kids to sleep. I didn't get around to cleaning or laundry until Thursday! But it seems like you had a busy enough week. Yeah you, and good luck with the doctor!

Kathy said...

You are amazing to be quilting with everything else going on in your life - It looks beautiful! Hope you are able to get into see this doctor, and hurray for the carpet cleaner! I had one for a few years, but it died on me. I'd love to have another one.

Nathan and Esther Manwaring said...

The quilt looks amazing. Someday I would like to put one together. It just hasn't happened yet. Great job with the carpet cleaning. Yeah!

Karen said...

Hey...yeah for you! Great job on the quilt! Good luck with all the Dr and insurance stuff.

Calista said...

Hooray on finishing the quilt!! I'm still working on one that I put up on the frame for Madison last November... And your pictures of your carpets remind me that I have intentions of cleaning mine before the summer is up. It's such a big job to do the whole house, but they look SOOOOO much better after :)