Archive for May, 2007

summer begins with a splash

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Today we were enjoying lunch at Qdoba with some friends when Andy got a call from our apartment complex. Apparently there had been a water leak in our living room. We returned to find something like this:


Long-time readers will recall that our apartment experienced multiple floods back in the Summer of ’03. It’s been fairly dry around here since then, but now it’s sprinkler season and apparently whoever installed the water pipes to the outdoor faucets did a pretty flimsy job, since that was the cause of one of our earlier floods too.
Happily, all of our stuff was already moved away from the flood area by the time we returned home, and it appears someone has been here to suck the water out of the carpet this afternoon too. We have a few sodden items and are worrying about how we’re going to be able to view the Lost season finale this evening, but other than that, things appear to be drying out once again.
update: a few minutes after posting, this big fan was brought in to help dissipate the remaining water from the carpet:


polling parental opinions

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Just wanted to ask if any of our parent friends have an opinion on a crib purchase we’re considering. It’s a floor model on clearance at a nearby store. Its two short ends are solid and the sides have slats. I was wondering about safety issues in buying a floor sample that might have been handled a lot, and about the solid-sided thing. If any parents see this and have an opinion, would you email me or comment and let me know?
I think it might be this: but am not sure, can’t find any pictures of it in crib form.
Thanks very much!