Last Wednesday morning around 8 a.m. we got the word that our daughter in law was in labor.
We quickly packed and hit the road within two hours. This is our first grandchild and we really wanted to be there for the kids.
We had a 12+ hr trip ahead of us to Pennsylvania and we figured we'd land at our hotel and see the kids the next day.
As it turned out the baby hadn't come yet so we went directly to the hospital arriving around 12:35 at night. We were greeted by her parents and sat down in the waiting room.
Baby came just 10 minutes later! Talk about good timing!
His name is Joseph and of course we're in love with him!
I hate sharing pics of me but here I am exhausted (complete with bags under my eyes) holding our new bundle of joy!
Dan and I couldn't be more proud!
A photographer came by the day they were going to be discharged and took some fabulous photos. I will get yelled at if I show too much but I thought I'd share this one!
~Part Two of our trip~
After several days of being with them we headed back to Michigan and stopped at my mother's for the night. The next morning while showering I heard some gurgling in the bathroom sink that I thought was odd. After I was dressed I went out to the kitchen where Dan was on the phone with our son. I looked down at the floor in the utility room and noticed water coming up from the floor drain. Oh boy- what a mess! We stopped using any water and for the next 2 1/2 hrs stood vigilant in that area trying to contain the mess.
We removed as much from the floor as we could before it was contaminated and I called RotoRooter. To make a long story short it turns our there was a blockage between the house and the sewer pipe. If Dan and I hadn't been there it would have flooded everywhere. My 94 yr. old mom was still asleep and didn't even know what was going on. It was hard to get her to understand the problem once she was awake (she has some dementia). Thankfully two of my sister's eventually arrived and helped with my Mom.
Unfortunately the water also backed up in the master bathroom shower and then made a mess on the bedroom carpet.
I had also called a company called ServPro (which we had seen tv ads for) to come clean up. As it turned out they arrived within minutes of the RotoRooter man leaving. Perfect timing!
Water moves fast and it traveled further than we thought. They extracted and steam cleaned using some additional materials to kill bacteria but the carpet is going to have to be replaced. They left these big fans and de-humidifying units that will be there for a few days.
So once again timing is (was) everything!
Phew! It's good to be back home!
I picked up some pumpkins in PA and it's chilled off here so the colors will be coming on soon!