- Marijanna and Shaun
- We met over 7 years ago at church as Shaun was walking in and I was walking out. The few words exchanged sparked an interst that kept Shaun coming back. When we FINALLY began dating 4 years later we soon knew there was something special here. Our first year quickly flew by and we both decided we never wanted to spend another year with anyone else or without each other. We married in the place where it all began on January 1, 2011 (1/1/11) and gave birth to our beautiful daughter Ava Marie on September 22, 2011 our next little one, Clara Rose came 16 months later on February 11, 2013. This blog began with our preparation with our wedding and has entered into recording the days and events of our newlywed life and new motherhood.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Time's a ticking... and a storms a coming.
So this little baby is turning out to be much like her Mum so far. Not too "punctual" (no matter how hard I try) and loving to sleep. Tomorrow I have an appt at the hospital and with the midwife following a non-stress test. I'm always relieved when I get to hear her heartbeat and find out all sounds ok. She's a smarty pant's, though and a bit like her "non-confrontational" Daddy in the sense that she probably knows that this week has been one FULL of stresses and it's best she stay right where she is until the "storm" has passed.
I've been meeting with a lot of asbestos contractors and literally been living on the phone and driving back and forth between meetings at the house trying to take care of this "asbestos" situation at the new/old house. FINALLY found a good contractor who had all the licences he needed and a heart as well. He gave us a HUGE financial break and even though the cleanup of the asbestos around the house and dumpster, etc... will still cost us thousands of dollars, his quote was much less than the others that we had recieved. His thousands seemed like a deal compared to the other quotes.
He was supposed to start the work this morning and all was set to go before the snowstorm hit tomorrow (and snowstorms bring babies, so I wanted to get everything squared away before I potentially went to the hospital too) ...and I was breathing a sigh of relief that the crew would have a perfect day to work on everything today... then I recieved a phone call last night from him saying that when he rushed back from Framingham (picking up supplies for the job) to get to city hall in time to get a permit for the work... someone caused some confusion to the point of him not being able to obtain the permit and the work had to be stopped for today.
Someone from the office also made a comment to him about how they essentially knew all about who I was and how I was notorious for doing work without permits! I don't know why they would say this!? I honestly was so furious. I know that nobody likes being talked badly about or lied about but that this "untruth" directly affected our ability to get work done and caused an entire crew of men to be out of work that otherwise would have been able to... was frustrating to say the least. Turns out that the person who said this has never even met me nor have they ever been to our house. I tend to have a pretty long fuse... but I was so upset last night that I couldn't sleep.
This morning I woke up feeling like no matter what I did someone was just going to cause problems for us. I just wanted to cry.
Shaun was supposed to spend tonight with Cheyanne because we don't know when I'll have the baby & he'll probably be home for the weekend and I never like to take him away from visiting with her unless it's an emergency, but now we have to cover the entire dumpster and ground surrounding the house for 8 feet with plastic and tarps in order to protect the area, so that the men can come back after the storm and do their work. If we don't do all of this... they might make us dig up the ground for 3" surrounding the entire house and our price that we were given will go up potentially dramatically.
I don't understand why people who don't even know us are going through such trouble to cause problems for us. My anger is subsiding to pity and I will pray for this person that their conscience is pricked to know that their words can really hurt others when spoken without proof.
All we wanted was to fix up a house in a safe area to raise our children in and to potentially help improve the city.
Will you all please say a prayer that nothing else goes wrong and I can finally shift my focus where I'd love to be able to allow it to be? On the birth of my new daughter and the joy she will bring to our family? I feel so guilty that the last few days of just "Ava and I" have been so preoccupied with taking care of this mess instead of being able to just spend time with her and show her how much I love her, so she will not be so affected when I go to the hospital and am away from her for a few days. Ok... now I really am crying.
I know I don't usually write a discouraging post like this. I'm sure I'll be all better later today or by tomorrow, but I appreciate the prayers.