But I don't know what else there is to talk about
have no car right now, which is a long story*, so when Debra called
to see if I wanted to head on over to the mall I jumped at the chance.
She picked us up at 11:00 and I bundled Ever in her Toasty Toes
wrap and off we went.
I found a bunch of Levi's jeans on sale at Zellers and tried them
on with Ever stuffed in her sling but it was a bit difficult so
I took off the sling with her still in it, and set her on the fitting
room floor. And there she sat, content, for about 15 minutes. I
was so proud.
She is not, however, always content anymore. We've had
a couple phases where she's gotten upset like a normal baby.
I assume these are
growth spurts or develomental phases or whatever, but at some point, I
may have to admit that she's a baby and sometimes behaves like... a baby.
Just tonight I said "Why is she spitting up?" And Sean said
"Because sometimes babies spit up." "....But why is she
* Two Thursdays ago (Oh! Happy 8th week Ever!) I exported and imported
my car. While at the Canadian side, the patrol officer said I would receive
paperwork from the government which I take to Canadian Tire, then once
I get work done at Canadian Tire ("Canadianizing" my car) I
get more paperwork from them, and then I can officially register and insure
my car in BC. She said if I didn't get the importing paperwork from the
government in 10 days, I should call this 800-number. Yesterday I called
the 800-number. She said "Dayment? Yeah, we received an illegible
fax." Meaning that 10 business days have gone by and nobody there
in Toronto thought to call the border and say "Can you re-fax what
you just faxed?" Thankfully I have a ghetto-booty fax machine (it
faxes out but not in) and was able to fax the same paperwork to her myself,
but ARGH! They work for the SAME TEAM can they not communicate??? It may
now be another ten business days until I have the paperwork to do this
stuff to my car.
In the meantime, I can get a temporary permit for insurance for my car
but it's $72 for three days. So I'll do this Monday when I meet Margeret
at the border (to import our minivan!) but I can only afford it so many
times, ya know? And once I get all of this stuff done, I'm just going
to turn around and pay the taxes and sell it (the Honda) so it's an awful
lot of work for about 4 more weeks of owning it, but whatever.
I'm telling you this so you sympathize that my baby is behaving like a
baby and I CAN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE except to go for a walk, and IT'S RAINING.
SOMEBODY CALL ME.
& Curtis and Stacy
today! And we went to Cactus Club Cafe because that's what we do
out here with visitors! Since Brian & Christine got married
way up high on Vancouver Island (you were correct Xa!), a handful
of Six Armsers passed
by - although, sadly, Jon & Amy never made it over here since
they had a lot more traveling than planned. It was great to see
them and I look forward to being able to travel down to Seattle
in my Honda SOON.
This weekend, by bizarre coincidence, both Sean's Mom AND Dad, who
are divorced, arrive to visit us the same time. Margeret
is driving the minivan up to us from Palm Desert, California (where
she lives) and Randy is flying over from Edmonton where he has a
business convention (he lives near Toronto). They both already have
their flights booked and paid, and Sean and I never noticed the
matching dates until last weekend. Mental note: mark everything
in the calendar. (Along with "h2o plants" even though
I snoozed that one so many times, they died.)
Did you know that yesterday was Grandparent's
Day? I didn't. So, sorry to all of the new Grandparents that
read our site - we weren't prepared! This is still new to us!
If you open up a bag of M&Ms, no matter what the size, you will eat
spending every day with Ever and taking tons of pictures. If for
some reason you didn't know, if you click the "Flickr"
link above, you will see tons of daily shots. I know it seems like
overkill, but Ever has many Grandparents and Great-grandparents
that don't get to see her every day, so this is how we make due.
We are also getting a web-cam for those who want to see Ever live-and-direct.
I have exported and imported my car only to be told by border patrol
that I can't sell my car for 1 year, which is exactly why I finally
imported it - to sell it. We are getting a minivan from Sean's Mom
later this month.
So now after all that
work (Ever didn't really have that much fun spending 6 hours to export
and import my car at the border, although she was beaming at me when I
changed her diaper on the trunk of my car in front of Canada customs -
which made me want to cry as I was saying "Thank you, Ever"),
I have to go back down to the border and pay 15% sales tax on the value
of my car (a 1994 Honda - so maybe $500 in taxes?) before I can sell it.
Whatever we get for the Honda we are giving to Margeret for the minivan.
Oh and we'll have to pay the taxes at the border for the minivan too,
since it's coming from California. Good times.
But it will be worth it, and you will all be able to make fun of me for
owning a minivan.
She is starting to
shuffle and I haven't even taken a shower yet so I better get going. She
meets Aunt Amy & Uncle Jon
tonight as they pass through town for a Six Arms wedding! Yayy!