Monday, March 23, 2009

The New House: Week One

I'm not actually sure, but Ish and I have either been suffering from the same awful allergy attack or the same awful cold, or the same awful allergy-attack-turned-cold. It's not pleasant. He's missed a day of work and I've been knocked on my ass AGAIN, in the middle of trying to unpack and settle us in. I didn't think I could feel any more tired or stressed or achey (prior to having a baby) than I did already, and yet.

We've discovered through a process of elimination that we might both be allergic to the new carpet. Awesome!

Also, we're having a very serious issue with laundry that I don't have the energy to write about yet. Wait till you see photos. By now, our neighbors must think we're crazy. Or on meth.

Two different cats jumped the fence, and one of them peed in the downstairs shower.

At the rate we're going, I figure I will feel "moved in" by Thanksgiving.

Fun fact: Ish's parents come for a visit this Saturday!

I note for the record that this Saturday is not Thanksgiving.

And now I drag my wheezing ass back to bed.

ACHOOO!

15 comments:

  1. Yuck!! I hope you guys feel better soon! (And that, uh, the cats find the litter box. :)

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  2. {{{{Healing Hugs}}}} from Central Illinois, Kristy - - hope you both get better soon!

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  3. Uh-oh! Hope you feel better soon...at least before Ish's parents come for their visit! Yikes!

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  4. I guess it's better for the cat to pee in the shower than on the carpet though. Feel better soon!

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  5. I hear hardwood floors are nice:)) At least your cat has brains enough to pee in the shower..you have trained him well;) Kuddos and feel better!!!

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  6. There is a cat proof fence - www.purrfectfence.com (I dont sell them but have seen them repeatedly at veterinary conferences.) Maybe it could keep the kitties in the yard and safe! Good luck and hope you feel better

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  7. I hope you aren't allergic to Napa! I remember hearing that allergies are sometimes aggravated there. Or maybe I just get it confused with Luther Burbank and his cross-pollination stuff.

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  8. It is the off gasing from the carpet if it is new. IF the house has other newly finished items, they are also probably off gasing nasty things as well.

    Told you to buy old....

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  9. ohhh poor girl, feel better!

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  10. I was thinking it is the new carpet fumes too. I had a similar reaction to a memory foam mattress and despaired that our new expensive mattress was toxic to me. Turned out it was the off-gassing and we had some young house guests of ours who weren't having my violent reaction walk around on it to hasten the release of the fumes. You would need a lot more people to walk on your carpet, but opening some doors and windows would probably help a lot in the meantime. At least Ish's parents will be a couple extra pairs of feet on that carpet.

    Good luck! At least it will eventually get better. You do need to get away from those fumes if you are going to feel better though.

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  11. Get well soon! Also... maybe hardwoods or ..shampooing the carpets? Sounds retarded, I know they've probably already have been shampoo'd. :)

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  12. oh! you poor thing!! hope you feel better soon!!! and good luck with the in-law visit!! - it probably won't matter to them if you're totally organized!! Hubby and I were in our house for three years, and my mil STILL reorganized everything every time she came over (which was at LEAST once a week!!)

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  13. Did you see the story last night on NBC news about the drywall made in China? Apparently there is something about it that many people are finding disagreeable.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/03/26/cbsnews_investigates/main4895737.shtml

    Hope this isn't the problem in your place.

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  14. one of them peed in the downstairs shower

    This is an improvement, though, no?

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