Pros: (+7) Cons: (-8)
Overall, I think it will be better to be at home. It's just an adjustment to be there without our stuff. I have a Wal-mart list (paper plates, paper towels, plastic silverware, plastic cups) and Tj will be home this weekend so hopefully we can get some sort of routine. We can probably setup a card table with our kitchen supplies, Tylee's snacks, and the microwave. The laundry room is fine (dangit!) and we have a countertop and sink in there. Right now it is full of stuff that needs to be packed up which I can do this weekend. Hopefully this will all be over soon!
Disclaimer: Tylee is only in dispoables because we have no washer and dryer at the moment. We are getting closer to getting back into her cloth but it just isn't feasible right now. Our bedroom is empty because we were getting new bedroom furniture delivered the next day. Pictures coming soon!
My camera is still being fixed...it should come today...so these are the only pictures I have from the weekend. Yaah for summer!
- For the most part, you sleep from around 8pm-6am, have a bottle and then go back to sleep until around 7:30am
- You STILL only have 2 teeth. You've had these same two teeth for 5 months now.
- You have just starting to stand without holding on to anything.
- You can go from crawling to standing-up without using something to pull yourself up.
- You have said your 1st words: Mama, Bye-Bye, and Dutch.
- You are wearing 12-18 month clothes.
- You weigh just over 20 pounds.
- You crack up and smile at people for no reason what-so-ever.
- You dance when you hear music.
- You walk holding onto someones hands. Even just one of their hands.
- I've seen you take a step while standing alone but only while you were totally preoccupied with a toy. As soon as your foot touches the ground, you lose your balance and fall down. The wheels are turning! It won't be long!
Josie is walking! She is 6 weeks YOUNGER than Tylee and has probably been walking for 3-4 weeks. (Correct me if I'm wrong, Gina!) She crawled a month or more before Tylee too and I told Gina then that she needed to submit her to the Guiness Book of World records. Cheesy, I know. She is so cute! She would just get tired of playing with Tylee and get up and walk off! I kept telling Tylee to take lessons. Gina kept promising me that life is much easier when they aren't mobile.
The adjuster camer out on Monday and boosted my confidence 100%. He said to get the cabinets redone, resheetrock, get new doors, paint, redo the trim, polish the floor, get new carpet...whatever needed done. No one from the insurance company had been out since the inside was damaged and I was panicking that they would second guess us on some stuff. The doors apparently are either warped from water or shifted from the wind and aren't opening correctly. I'd like to hope they would've believed us when we said why we replaced them but it just gives me piece of mind knowing that our adjuster saw it with his own two eyes.
It'll be bittersweet getting back home. It's been kinda nice not having to clean, do laundry, go grocery shopping, ect. Every night after I get off work is just a play-date with Tylee. I couldn't ask for anything better than that! Whenever we get back home, there will be no kitchen cabinets, pantry, spices, dishes, glasses, or silverware. No couches, computer, desk, dining room table, or decorations. But at least we'll be home. Tylee will have her room to play in, her bed to sleep in, and her bath to bathe in. Tj and I will have our bed, our bathroom, closet, and washer/dryer. I will be able to get Tylee back into her cloth diapers and Tj will have his Traeger. Oh! And Dutchy! We'll learn to appreciate the small things in life again.
Tylee HATED the pool. We tried twice and she just wasn't having it. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a sun fanatic. I love the lake, boats, pools, sun...it doesn't matter, if the sun is shining, I'm in it. This is going to be a long summer if Tylee doesn't come around. She played outside for awhile yesterday and rode in the Beco while I worked in the yard. She has a little tan on her arms. It is so cute! Let's hope that she tans easily and doesn't burn.
Tj, Tylee and I are staying in a motel until we can either get a camper or the tin comes in. It rained more last night and I was pleasantly suprised to only find a half-inch of water in the kitchen this morning. Things are improving! Nothing more can be hurt, ruined, or done so we are just playing the waiting game now. I plan on taking Tylee swimming in the indoor-pool at the motel tonight and just try to remember that the most important part of all this, is that we still have each other.