Where to start. Today I had an electrician coming over at 1030 to do some minor stuff around here. D1 has been asking to go to Grammie's house lately so I offered to take her over there this morning. Everyone was excited. D1 was happy to visit, Grammie was happy to see her, I was happy to be with only 1 child, and its nice to have some 1:1 time with D2. I feel like I never have just the little one and she will be a year old in 2 weeks!!
I rushed back to be here when the electrician got here. I can't say how much I was happy with the service. Apparently everything with this company is a flat fee so I gave him the walkthrough & list, he offered his suggestions and gave me a price which I was very happy with. He finished in a few hours. Only problem was that it was approaching 2pm and D2 was getting tired FAST. If she falls asleep in the car I usually get burnt getting her to nap. So I called Grammie and she offered to keep D1 longer and to have her nap there. Score.
I got D2 down to nap VERY easily. No fuss whatsoever. I then mowed the yard by the street that is pretty much all weeds at this point. I called a lawn care company today because I am QUITE frustrated with it. I've done what everyone has suggested and still CRAP. UUGGHH. I then went onto tackle the rest of the swing set. It was about 80% done but today was to be all ladder work. I needed to get the top beam and I was set. I was in a major groove and was flying right along. Hubby called from work and I climbed down the ladder and was too slow to catch the call in time. So I tried back and it disconnected. Calls usually drop when he is in the elevator on his exit out of the building so I figured that I would put the phone close so that I could get it when he called. I put it on the very top of the ladder and the next thing I know I heard a "plunk" into the stain. It really took me a second to process what just had happened. I quickly submerged my hand in to de a search and rescue. It was COVERED. WTH. Only me. There was no amount of rice that was fixing this. I wiped and shook and wiped some more. Surprisingly it still worked... I could get online and text. Then I noticed that the volume of was severely muffled. Then I made a phone call and couldn't hear a thing and nor could the other person. UUGGHH.
I texted Hubby and explained what happened. This is my 2nd iPhone this year. I dropped the 1st one while running a 5 k and it shattered into a million pieces. At that time I purchased Applecare +. Thank goodness. I ran inside and made my Genius appointment. Damn. Earliest was 630pm. I had the neighbor kid coming to babysit D2 shortly and the plan was to go and pick up D1 from Grammies. Change of plans. Now I was going to pick up D2 and head to the Apple store.
I got on the road (the swing set it now 95% done) and got D1 and was on our way. Appointment was at 630pm and we were just on time. The Apple dude laughed at me as I naturally expected. They quickly did a last minute backup and I had a new phone in hand in about 15 mins and $49 later. The problem was the restore. It took FOREVER. It was now approaching 715pm and we had not eaten.... D1 was getting a bit crazy so I left Apple as I couldn't stand there waiting any longer. We did some quick shopping because I am STRESSED about what we are all going to wear for our family photos on Saturday. I had gotten outfits 2 days ago from Old Navy but just was not happy with the selection but ran out of time. Today I checked out Banana Republic, Gymboree, Crazy 8, and Gap. Found EXACTLY what I was looking for in Gap. Got D2 the PERFECT shirt at Crazy 8 and we were SET. I now have a ton of returns but I don't care.... we have our outfits!
We stopped at Applebee's for a quick dinner and by this time D1 was punch drunk and hungry. I was at least 20 mins from home so I figured a quick meal would help. She was a NUT. be bopping all over, singing and professing her love to me. Cute but I had a headache. I still had to do 1 last errand and I was willing to forego it but she asked me if we could go to "one more store". Thats my girl! So we ran into Best Buy and I got a LIFEPROOF case. It's waterproof, dust proof, impact proof, snow proof and STAIN PROOF!! LOL. The phone is STILL restoring but as soon as it is done I am installing this case and I will hopefully be set! FINGERS CROSSED.
At least the swing set looks amazing, right???????