- My hearing aid broke a few weeks ago. Yep. Just up and died on me one morning. These are very expensive, high-maintenance hearing aids, which are expected to 'die' every now and then, so it didn't surprise me, but still....a mere three months after we purchased them? I thanked God that it was well before baby was due, and sent it back to be fixed. They 'fixed' it, sent it back to me.....and now it's threatening to do the same thing again. But it's too late now to send it back and be sure of having it before labor starts. I could wear my old one in a pinch, but would prefer not to. Kind of like having to wear an old pair of glasses that the prescription is wrong on, you know? So, I'll keep it for now, and pray it keeps working until after the baby gets here. It's been cutting in and out for two and a half weeks now, so I'm praying that I can get another few out of it before it completely dies.....
- The other day, I went to start a load of 'cold water' stuff in the washing machine. It was mostly new baby stuff----a bright purple baby wrap, some nice bright pink clothes, that kind of thing. I turned the dial on my washer, and.....nothing. Hmm....I tried again. Nope. Turns out the cold water valve on my washing maching is dead. Fortunately, I do most of our clothes on warm, so in the meantime, if I have 'cold' stuff, I'll have to take it down to my mom's.
- Was prepping my camera the other day in anticipation of baby--you know, cleaning off old pictures, stocking the case with new batteries, that type of thing. Suddenly, it started going all 'klaplooie' on me, switching back and forth between screens, jumping all around, that type of thing. I had Joel look at it that night in case I was just doing something stupid, but no, it is definitely 'broken'. *sigh* Just in time for baby! It's a Canon, so we'll have to send it away to be repaired. Fortunately, we've had several kind friends offer the use of their cameras when baby comes, and Joel has an older 'work' camera that he uses on his jobs that could work in a pinch as well. But still. I wanted MY camera, the one that I'M used to, the one that I can store hundreds of pictures of my new baby on without worrying about it. Alas, 'tis not to be..... In the meantime, my blog may be a bit 'photo-less' :)
So, other than half of the appliances in my house breaking, we're ready for baby :) Still a week to go until my due date, I know.......but I like to be prepared ahead of time, just in case. Hard to believe there will be another little munchkin for me to love here before too long!