Not only is the camera broken, but the cable went out four minutes before ER started.
* sigh *
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I Have Time To Write This, Because Sean Will Be Holding Ever For The Next Seventeen Hours
Before I go on, I have to tell you something. And this hurts me much more than it will hurt you, unless of course you are one of Ever's many grandmothers.
I broke our camera. Like, broke. Not working at all. Can't even take the pictures off of it. Can't turn it off or on. Broken.
I can't begin to tell you how upset I am. But... I didn't drop the baby! I dropped the camera instead. That should count for something.
Shane has our old camera, which you know I'll be getting back from him, but he and Katie are on their honeymoon for another ten days or something, so y'all sit tight and I'll continue pacing. Okay.
I was in Seattle!
I didn't mention it because I wanted to surprise Johnston Architects (which I did!) and I went to visit Amy's Dad Morrie, who had a stroke when Erin was out here and I knew I had to go there to visit him. That's why I worked so hard to get all the car stuff taken care of last week. It was important. I didn't get the chance to see everyone I would have liked to, but it was the first time taking Ever away from Sean so I had to be quick.
I stayed with the Setterbergs ("the Landlords" - they were our landlords in Seattle for seven years) which was awesome. The first night we went to Azteca to have a reunion of sorts, as it was about one year ago now that I told these friends at Azteca that I was pregnant. Ever also got to spend some quality time with Jon & Amy and Amy's Mom, Diane. Once we got home to Dan & Maureen's that night, however, Ever decided that it was time to start teething with a vengeance, and moments after getting home, Dan & I were back out the door to the drug store and Maureen was consoling a shrieking Ever with kind words and ice cubes. It was amazing, though, that about ten minutes after getting a dose of Orajel and baby Tylenol, she was nursing peacefully. Poor kid.
Monday we headed over to Johnston Architects which was awesome - I haven't visited them since moving away. Isn't that awful? Fourteen months -and I thought I'd be going down there ever 6-8 weeks or something. Stupid imported vehicles. Anyway, a bunch of us walked to Met Market and had lunch and I made plans to stop by again the next day.
I visited my old house, which is currently empty, and my neighbor Sylvia and her kids, and finally Diane and Morrie (it was GREAT to see "Grandma Diane and Papa Morrie"), and then Ever took her first nap at 6:15 p.m. Once at the Setterbergs she kept sleeping until 8:45 so we just stayed in and watched TV. Did anyone see that Dr. Phil with those crack/heroin addicts? HOLEY MOLEY. I've already asked Debra to Tivo the second part. I can't stop thinking about it.
I decided to stay another whole day, much to Sean's dismay, Ray May Jay Kay lay say...and I got a pedicure with Caitlin, walked around U-Village, had a great dinner with Maggi, and dashed back up to Shoreline to watch Nick perform with his high school jazz band, which Ever LOVED. She was still and staring through the whole show. I bought their CD for her to listen to on the way home.
(Kim, I planned to see you and visit Sylvia again, but it was late and rainy and we were SO ready to unwind for the night. I'm so sorry we missed you and the puppies!!)
So after the show Ever & I had a relaxing night at home while the rest of the family went to pick up Seth at the airport (coming home from University for Thanksgiving). We stayed up pretty late talking and the next morning, after sleeping in, I planned on leaving around noon. I also planned to get Sean some Como bread and myself some goodies at Trader Joe's, but it's the busiest grocery shopping day of the year (tomorrow is Thanksgiving), along with being the busiest travel day of the year, so I didn't get onto I-5 in Lynnwood until 2:30, and met solid, locked traffic. Mercifully, Ever passed out. And stayed that way. It took 45 minutes to get to Everett. And forever to get to the border off-ramp, only to meet the line-up shortly after the truck exit (that's a long line at the border, folks). I pulled over into the Duty Free shop to nurse Ever in the back seat, packed her back up, spent about 40 minutes getting through the border, then met more solid, dead-stopped traffic. At this exact time, the radio station I was listening to did a traffic report and they stated that there was an accident in Cloverdale on 176th Street blocking all north and south traffic from going through. And that's when I realized - that's where we are. And there we sat. For about 30 minutes. Once we got past that, Highway 1 was a freaking mess, and I finally got home at 7:10.
Ever was still asleep.
Now keep in mind that this drive usually takes about 2.5 hours, maybe even less from Lynnwood to Burnaby. Even with traffic and a line at the border you'd think maybe 3.5 hours. It took 4 hours and 40 minutes. Oh yeah. Sean was just a bit worried.
We are all safe and sound and fed and relaxed now. I'm surprised that Ever is asleep once again. Somehow all that sleep on the road wore her out.
I have a bunch of pictures on my camera, but.... they're stuck on there. I am contacting Casio (the camera is a Casio) tomorrow.
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If I Could Type Faster, I'd Tell You So Much More, and
Importing a Vehicle into Canada
I've been in contact with Enetations - the company that does the comments on my site. So far no change and comments are still not showing the count. And half the time they aren't working at all. I don't know what to tell you. I'm definitely in the market for a new comment company if they can't fix it, but I really want my old comments to remain - including the 122 comments from the day Ever was born. (I'm using a different code to get comments on this page - all of the other pages have the old code from Enetations - which isn't working, but they say they're still in business so we'll see what happens.)
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