Thursday, May 7, 2009

March and April Rewinds...

So, we are already 7 days into May (when did that happen?!?) and I haven't done a Rewind post for March or April... so here goes... I'll have to try and be concise, but you know that I can get long winded!

If I had to sum up March with just one word, it would be WATER! Why water? Cause it was everywhere! First of all, March seemed like a very rainy month... I don't think that we had a weekend that it didn't rain. We needed rain some kinda bad though as we had been in drought conditions. After a lot of rain, the river here in Greenville was at flood stage.

Another place there was water... my house! If you have been following my Twitter updates, you may have seen tweets about the water in my house.  On the Tuesday of my Spring Break, I woke up and went downstairs to find standing water in my living room.  I freaked out!  Of course, my first instinct was to call my dad.  Once he didn't answer, I called my mom at work.  I had no idea what to do, other than try to get it up with towels.  My first thought is that the water must have been coming from my hot water heater.  When I lived with my parents, the hot water heater went out several times, and each time it was a mess.  Sure enough, when I went into the laundry room (where the water heater is located) there was standing water... and also in the kitchen (which is connected). 

But after further investigation, and after the Utilities company came out to turn off the water, we discovered that the water was actually coming from my neighbor's house!!  I live in a townhouse, so I share walls with neighbors.  These particular neighbors had been out of town since the beginning of February.  (They work as traveling nurses in CA).    Since no one was home, we had to get special permission to cut off their water, so that the leak would even stop.  Thank God they gave me their cell phone number before they left this time, so that I was able to get in touch with them to let them know what was happening.   However, when I called them, they didn't seem too concerned.  

Anyway... to make a long story short, I had to be out of my house for 3 weeks, (I lived with my parents... joy!)  while the repair guys pulled up everything, cleaned up everything, dried everything out, made sure there was no mold, and put everything back together again.  The restoration company that I worked with was awesome... and they did a great job keeping me up to speed.  I got new flooring everywhere downstairs.  I didn't get laminite like I had thought about... just a better carpet.  I got new vinyl in the kitchen, laundry room and dining room.  No more big nasty spots! 

So, I was finally back into my house and things were getting back to normal I guess.  That is until this massive work project took over my life. I had to work on 2 scrapbooks for NACUFS submissions.  Each book was about 80 pages, and had a deadline of April 17.  I pulled a couple of all nighters, but I got them done and submitted a day before the deadline.  We later found out that they didn't win, but they looked good at least :)

Another very tragic thing that happened in April, was the death of Lenoir County Sherrif's Detective Allen Pearson.  This was a story that hit very close to home for me.  My brother in law, worked with Pearson, and was on the scene the night everything happened.  My sister was staying with me, and got the call from her husband around 3am that officers had been shot.  She was understandably very shaken by the news.  The events of that fateful night shocked an entire community.   The outpouring of love and respect for the families involved and the entire law enforecement community was overwhelming.  RIP LC-105.

In the middle of April, I attended Tupperware's Super Saturday Spring Training Day event in Newport News, VA.  It was a full day of new products, training and networking with other consultants.  I loved it!  I got some free stuff as well as a lot of inspiration to build my business.  Things like that always get me excited! 

I had a date in April too... but more about that later... 

This post is getting HUGE, so I guess I will wrap it up for now.  There are a couple of other things that I wanted to highlight, but I feel they deserve their own post... so stay tuned for those. 

Now on to something productive?!


  1. Good thing you had your neighbor's number!
    That sad about the police officer and that is scary that your BIL was at the scene. My BIL is a cop also.
    That's great you're enjoying the Tupperware.

  2. i have some questions about tupperware. guess i'll be getting in touch with you soon about that.


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