Today has been a very busy day, but don’t worry… I managed to squeeze in a nap.
Little missy really needs to learn that since it is summer vacation, we are allowed to sleep in past 6:30. She seems to be a morning person like her momma. This morning person would like some morning by herself, though. Once we got up and got moving, I started a load of laundry and got breakfast served to the hungry munchkin. While she ate, I wrapped a gift for our nephew (whose birthday was last week, but I am just now getting around to getting his gift ready for the mail).
Once she was done eating, she wouldn’t leave me alone. I had another package I needed to get ready for the mail, but the monkey was not feeling very independent this morning. I finally put her in her crib so I could get everything ready to go to the post office later. Once I finished, we went outside to hang out laundry. Most people might not think this is a big deal, but I am so excited because I got a new clothesline! Up until this point I had just been doing super small loads and putting them on a small wooden drying rack. It worked well when it was just Hubs and me, but now that there is a small, messy toddler involved, we need more space and the ability to do bigger loads.
Isn’t it just beautiful?!?
Once we got laundry done, we headed out to the post office and to my parents’ house for the morning. Unfortunately the post office did not open until 9:30, and we got there at 8:45. I didn’t want to just hang around for 45 minutes, so I figured we would try later.
We spent the morning with my parents, and my mom, Miss C, and I went to a couple garage sales. I spent $5: $2 on a handful of toy animals for C, and $3 on a riding/push toy to play with outside. Once we put C on the riding toy at the garage sale, she refused to get off. I tried to pick her up, but she held onto the handlebars and stayed in a sitting position, even as I lifted her into the air. She made it clear that she wanted the toy (and considering we have no riding toys for, I figured $3 was a good investment).
Once back at my parents’ house, we had lunch, and then it was time to head home to get the little one down for a nap. Well, we had quite an adventure on the way home… we got stuck behind a house on the two lane road that goes into our little town. Yes, stuck behind a house. I guess they were moving this house (I don’t know where they were going or where they came from), and it was the longest process ever! There were two cherry picker trucks in front of the house (along with a string of many other vehicles whose sole job was to make all oncoming traffic pull completely off the road, either into a driveway or a side street), the house, two more cherry picker trucks, a pick-up with a sign, and then me (and a whole host of vehicles stuck behind me.)
Each time the house came to overhead electrical wires, people in the cherry picker trucks had to get out, walk over, use special tools to raise the wires so the house could go under them. We got through 2 of these events flawlessly, but the 3rd time was not the charm. The third time, I was watching and there were sparks involved when they tried to lower the wires back down. This was not good. This caused the cherry picker truck to put down it’s stabilizing legs, someone to get in the bucket, go up to the wires, and attempt to fix whatever happened. Here it is in all of its glory:
Literally no where to go. We had been stopped at this point for about 15 minutes. Poor Miss C was exhausted and ready for a nap. She did well, and we didn’t have a meltdown which was good. After sitting around for another 5 minutes, we finally got to moving. Of course the house had pulled over to the side of the road to wait for the rest of its parade, and the nice workers were kind enough to let the long line of cars pass at this point so we could get on the way.
When I got into our little town there was a crowd of people waiting to take pictures of the moving house. There were also a number of police officers waiting to escort the house through town. I had seen enough of the house and just wanted to get home. (The drive is typically 25 minutes, but today it took me over an hour.)
Finally at home, the little one and I took a nap.
This evening I got some work done in the flowerbeds, got the kitchen cleaned, dinner made, baby bathed, and now got my blog post done! It has been a busy day, but at the end of a busy day, I always feel so accomplished.
Did you get much done today?