Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

I hope everyone has a great day today!  I’m a little lost this year.  We usually go on a short vacation over Thanksgiving because it’s not my favorite holiday.  So, it just doesn’t seem like Thanksgiving since I’m not at a waterpark today.  At least we’re going to go paint pottery tomorrow which is something that we usually do on our trip.  I can’t wait!!

My health hasn’t been great lately and I think it’s related to the water that we had in the basement a few months ago.  I failed a lung test that the doctor ordered.  They are calling it asthma but I’ve never been diagnosed with asthma before.  I asked the doctor if this could be caused by mold and he said yes, it could be making the asthma worse.  My thyroid isn’t helping matters either.  He said that if it’s not right, that can trigger the asthma too.  Interesting but a little scary too.

A Great Day for Giving Thanks

With all this scary health stuff going on, I feel like I really need to give thanks today.  I may not be rich, famous, skinny, beautiful, or any of the other things that people think make us happy but I’m certainly blessed.  There’s a lot for me to be thankful for.  I have a great family, a decent home (minus the damage from the hoarding), wonderful pets, and food on the table most days.  My neighborhood is nice and I have a good job not far from home.  My internet connection works almost 100% of the time and I have some really great friends.  And I have a horse.  A HORSE!  That was literally my life dream since I was in diapers.  We’ve had some great experiences with him and he is a blessing for sure!

No matter where you are in the world today, I hope you have something to be thankful for too!

Update on the Water in the Basement

Wow this is stressful!  I’ve probably said it before but my basement is way worse than I keep telling myself it is.  I went down there and found a small-ish puddle of water.  The first thing I did was fill up an entire garbage bag in about 5 minutes so the water could start drying up.  I couldn’t get in very far but I’ll come back to that.

Then I saw a couple of buckets that I’ve been meaning to look into so I started going through those.  There were some cute kid clothes in there but they smelled all musty so out they go.  I couldn’t quite get to the bottom bucket so I had to pull it out and that’s where the nightmare was.  More water.  The biggest problem is that I don’t know if this water is the water from last night or if there’s another problem somewhere.

In the meantime, while I was moving things around, I filled up another two big garbage bags in about 20 minutes.  Have you ever met a box hoarder?  I have one living here and there has to be a couple hundred boxes down there.  There’s empty boxes and boxes with little accessories in them everywhere.  I should’ve taken some pics before I started because I’ve already made a dent down there.

Yes!  You read that right!  I made a dent in about an hour!  It really is possible to get better at this!  It’s still a mess though so I will get some before pics.  My allergies are going crazy so I have to take breaks often.