Saturday, December 22, 2007

Month Ten of Marriage: Christmas Vacation

Tim and I are relaxing in the comfort of his parents' house.
We are taking a much needed vacation and visiting for the Christmas holidays.

The flight out wasn't too awful, just the usual craziness of traveling at the holidays. But we made it safe and actually earlier than expected with all our luggage.

St Louis metro area is enjoying a warmer than usual winter so we are only dealing with rain instead of snow.

We are spending time visiting, eating chex mix and Christmas cookies and watching movies. Its a hard life but someone has to do it.

We hope everyone has a lovely holiday and it is as relaxing as ours is.

And just an update. Our ceiling in our apartment is back up and better than before. We are still waiting for a portion of our floors to be replaced but we are pleased with how quickly everything was fixed and back to normal.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Month Ten of Marriage: When It Rains It Pours - Part II

Due to recent events Tim and I stayed at the Holiday Inn in Santa Monica all weekend. We decided to come home finally because we miss being at home despite that home is must mustier then it once was and we have a new large noisy roommate called a dehumidifier.

Currently we are still in limbo with a lot of things like when our ceiling will be replaced etc. But at least we are living out limbo on our own terms. Hotels are fun for vacation but not as fun in times of crisis when all you want is your own stuff.

Thanks for every one's sympathy regarding the situation.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Month Ten of Marriage: When It Rains It Pours

This week has been a trying week for both Tim and I. We have both been going full tilt, working late every night.

So last night we went to bed exhausted and glad that there were only two days left of the work week. Little did we know...

Around 2am Tim woke me up to say he heard noises coming from our main room. I went out into the main room to discover water pouring out of our over head light fixture.

Long story short, someone on the 3rd floor had a dish washer melt down and the water leaked all the way down to us (on the first floor).

Water stopped but not before water damage to our ceiling occurred. The initial solution by management is to remove our ceiling to allow things to dry out.

See our ceiling on our floor in a pile.

go to Tim's flickr to see more images of the damage

Not to fret though Tim and I are doing fine now. We have called our renter's insurance and are staying at the fine Santa Monica Holiday Inn to escape the musty smell currently residing in our apartment.

In good news, Tim has had one of his photographs from our honeymoon selected to be in an online guide about Hawaii. And I had did my first mediation and did well.

Life has its ups and downs, we continue moving forward.