Tuesday, April 26, 2016

More models and more

Michael's parents spent the night with us on Saturday the 16th.  The next morning we went to breakfast and then took them to look at some model homes.  Some of the homes we had been to before.  Some of them were new for all of us.

Once again I was on the hunt for tile black splashes.

This one was fantastic.  Very shiny and pretty.

Gorgeous shower

Elliott was ready to move it.
I don't like the orange color, but I love how they painted this wall cut-out and then put the iron artwork on top.
I would love to do something similar with our own wall cut-out.  The tiny paintings aren't doing it for me any more.  It's just unfortunate that those metal scroll things are so expensive when they're so big. 

I also loved the stone accents in this house.

We could totally do this in the arch to the dining room.

We went back to the house that has the tiny little door leading to the attic.  The kids want to live in this house just because of this door.
Back at home Michael and his dad finished working on the home projects we had been anticipating for a long time.  I'm going to write a post about all of this, but here is your sneak peak of the cabinets and where we hung a new light.

And a sneak peak of the faucets in the bathroom.
On Monday the 18th I got my new license in the mail.  For confidentiality reasons I can pretty much only show you the picture.  Spencer said I look chubby.
On Tuesday last week I stripped Spencer's bed and threw the sheets on the floor outside of the laundry room.  Ginger found herself a  new spot to cozy up because any fabric on the floor automatically becomes her bed.  I've actually decided that I'm going to throw these sheets away because they are so greasy, but until I actually do it Ginger is welcome to enjoy.

Last Thursday it took me 2.5 hours to drive to work.  It normally takes 25 minutes.  The morons in charge of the Arizona Department of Transportation decided to completely close I-10 during weekday rush hour in order to repair a bridge, so every single car heading south out of town was diverted into a single lane on a two lane highway.  Way to go, AZ. 
I could see my school (it's under the white water tower on the right) for a looooooong time.  I just couldn't get there.  I had to pee so bad I thought I was going to die.  My hands were shaking, my eyes were crying involuntarily and I was drenched in sweat.  It was seriously awful.  I can not overstate how bad it was.
On Friday I took Spencer in for his follow-up appointment with hematology.  This appointment was much, much more timely.  The whole thing took 40 minutes and that included finding out some of the results for blood they took during the appointment.  Based on his draw from March his hemoglobin was still too high,
his erythropoietin was too low and his carboxyhemoglobin was too high.  Those two values contradict each other and are basically impossible. 
So, the hematologist is still not incredibly concerned.  He did take more blood to run a few more tests, but he said we can just call to get the results and we don't have to come back unless these tests come back positive for something or we have new concerns.

I took pictures of the orders because there was no way I could remember.


Jeannette said...

The second back splash is like our kitchen's. We obviously didn't choose it, but I like it all the same. I like what they did with the wall niche too. I wonder how else you might be able to recreate it on a budget.
Are you incredibly frustrated to not have an actual explanation from the hematologist or just relieved that it's not something serious?

Cat said...

Ugh, it is absolutely awful when you are stuck in a car (or anywhere) and there is no bathroom in sight and you really have to go.