Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Busy Wednesday

I am one worn out prego girl tonight!  Cain & I had a very busy and productive day today.  We first had an appointment downtown with "We Are Home" which is the Nashville Rebuilding Assistance Program.

It is a program that is supposed to provide financing for the repair of homes damaged by the flood.  Hopefully we will be eligible for some of the assistance it provides in a form of a loan to assist in rebuilding our home.  I hoped Cain would fall asleep on the way to the appointment but he didn't therefore he was a bit rowdy during my meeting.  Naturally they asked for so much information that I didn't have with me so the next several hours after my meeting were spent trying to gather paperwork such as tax returns for '08 and '09, bills, insurance info, etc. I also stopped by a Uhaul place to rent a uhaul we need for the weekend.

Later this afternoon I had an appointment at a place called Kenny & Company to look at plumbing products for the kitchen and bathrooms.  Our contractor set the appointment and just wanted me to go get ideas of what I liked so we could start making plans for our bathroom and find a sink for the kitchen.  

Don't you think we should put one of those tubs in our house?  When I walked in the store I laughed a little.  As you can see from the pictures it wasn't hard to find ideas I liked on the showroom floor but I don't think they will fit into the Clinkscales rebuilding budget.  It was at least fun to dream for a little while.  I think my next stop will be to check out plumbing from Lowe's and Home Depot.  I'll admit that I left this appointment so stressed and overwhelmed.  There are entirely too many faucets, sinks, tubs, toilets, shower heads, etc. to choose from.  All of these decisions I have to make with the house make my head spin.  

I rushed home after the meeting in the pouring rain so I could put Cain down for a quick nap and then head to kickboxing tonight.  I've been taking a kickboxing class for about a year now and love the class so much.  I try to go 2-3 times a week.  I think it helps keep me from going insane at times.  I've started thinking about Cain's next surgery a lot lately and had some emotional moments thinking about it.  There are days when I need this kickboxing class to help me clear my mind for an hour.  It works out perfect because I can take Cain with me and he sits in his stroller and watches the class.  

After kickboxing, Cain and I came home, Skyped with my mom and dad for a few minutes, I gave him a bath, put him to bed and then cleaned up the house and washed a load of clothes.  Now I'm waiting for Brad to get home from Toronto.  He has been there working since Monday but should be home any minute now.  I'll be happy when he walks through the door.  I know he is ready to see his baby boy.  And hopefully he is ready to see me too.


Shauna said...

I have always thought I would not like building a house because of all of the choices!! You have enough to think about, don't let it stress you to much....

For Our Brave Heart, Sam said...

My son Sam has HRHS. I came across your blog via another heart family. I hope your little boy is doing well, and good luck with picking out a tub ;-)!
Kathy Wimberly