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post #141 of 175
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I haven't traveled with little ones before, but I HAVE traveled very pregnant, and I definitely prefer the shorter flights with layovers.. one can stretch their legs, get a snack- if it is a longer layover I can actually go to lunch with relatives (I have relatives in the Seattle area for example). MUCH better on my body for sure. I imagine the same would be true with a little one.
I agree. I have done both and I hate sitting on a plane unable to move around. This seats are much smaller then they were a few years ago, I swear!!
post #142 of 175
Unfortunately I'm traveling from Fairbanks (which I'm assuming has a fairly small airport) to towns with pretty small airports. I'd be REALLY surprised if there was a direct flight to Colorado Springs, Lansing, or Traverse City.

I think the seats have gotten smaller too. Or maybe we've gotten larger? lol, I suppose as a country we have, but I'm pretty sure I personally have not gotten that much larger!
post #143 of 175
I forgot you were up north, Sarah. In the future, though, if you wanted to, you could probably fly into Anchorage and get a straight flight from there.
post #144 of 175
Woohoo.

My pipes unfroze.
post #145 of 175
Regarding long flights.... we've done it a few times, and they're tough. What we did the first few times (up until she was about 18 months and very mobile) was: checked the carseat (trust me, you don't want to lug it around), no stroller (just used our ergo), and packed what I could in the diaper bag and that was my only carry on. Last time we traveled, M was about 20 months old, and I still brought the ergo and used it, but got a little cheapy stroller and am so glad I had that to run through the airport to make a connection, and again we checked the carseat. Also, get there early and try to get an aisle seat (more room to move around and easier to get up and walk, etc.).
post #146 of 175
We've traveled with DS at 6 months and 15 months. Both times I used my Ergo and an umbrella stroller in the airports. I really liked having the stroller. The umbrella stroller was great to basically use a cart getting through the airports. Also for when he fell asleep during a layover, he slept their so I could move around (go to restroom, eat etc.) without worrying about walking him. We used a borrowed car seat so I didn't have that to contend with on the trips.
post #147 of 175
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Woohoo.

My pipes unfroze.
that is good news!
post #148 of 175
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Speaking of broken pipes.. it is my sons' job to load, run, and unload the dishwasher. A few days ago I noticed some dried looking dishwasher soap near the bottom of the machine, but I didn't think anything of it.. well, it turns out the dishwasher has been running without water. I have running water throughout the house.. is it possible to have a frozen pipe JUST to the dishwasher or is this a different problem do you think? I have the appliance repairman coming tomorrow, but I am wondering if I shouldn't have called a plumber instead? Any guesses?

(everything appears to be hooked up the same way it was before in the back).
post #149 of 175
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Speaking of broken pipes.. it is my sons' job to load, run, and unload the dishwasher. A few days ago I noticed some dried looking dishwasher soap near the bottom of the machine, but I didn't think anything of it.. well, it turns out the dishwasher has been running without water. I have running water throughout the house.. is it possible to have a frozen pipe JUST to the dishwasher or is this a different problem do you think? I have the appliance repairman coming tomorrow, but I am wondering if I shouldn't have called a plumber instead? Any guesses?

(everything appears to be hooked up the same way it was before in the back).
it's possible. Does your washer's lines run on an outside walls?
We just had a water line burst in our basement last week. It was hidden in the wall going to a sink that never existed. We never knew that line was there until it froze and ruptured!
But I'm also wondering if perhaps you had a fitting go bad? Maybe it broke off under the dishwasher or something? do you have any water leaking from somewhere?? How many times has the dishwasher been "ran" before you noticed this? I would think that you would notice 15 gallons of water in places they are not supposed to be in. Also, when the washer in on and "running' does it sound like it is working? Could just be something wrong with the washer and no water is actually doing anything.

Good Luck!
post #150 of 175
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it's possible. Does your washer's lines run on an outside walls?
We just had a water line burst in our basement last week. It was hidden in the wall going to a sink that never existed. We never knew that line was there until it froze and ruptured!
But I'm also wondering if perhaps you had a fitting go bad? Maybe it broke off under the dishwasher or something? do you have any water leaking from somewhere?? How many times has the dishwasher been "ran" before you noticed this? I would think that you would notice 15 gallons of water in places they are not supposed to be in. Also, when the washer in on and "running' does it sound like it is working? Could just be something wrong with the washer and no water is actually doing anything.

Good Luck!
I haven't noticed any leaks.. I think the washer was run 1 or 2 times before I figured out that there was no water.. 1) the dishes weren't getting cleaned and the soap really wasn't dissolving.. but when you turn it on, it makes a running NOISE, so it didn't dawn on me right away that there was no water..
post #151 of 175
gosh, I dont know. I hope it is a simple repair for you!
post #152 of 175
birth story (warning, it's long...)
I published it on my blog with photos...but they don't come up here of course. PM me if you'd like the link to the blog post
post #153 of 175
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http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ancho...y/1028483.html

Ok my hormonal body cannot take stories like this. Pregnant woman in labor will not give up her spot in line for her Thanksgiving basket to go to the hospital. Thankfully the staff rushed her to the head of the line so she could leave, but what a statement about what lengths people will go to for food. It makes me so sad.
post #154 of 175
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http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ancho...y/1028483.html

Ok my hormonal body cannot take stories like this. Pregnant woman in labor will not give up her spot in line for her Thanksgiving basket to go to the hospital. Thankfully the staff rushed her to the head of the line so she could leave, but what a statement about what lengths people will go to for food. It makes me so sad.
Dont read the comments.
post #155 of 175
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Dont read the comments.
Too late. I couldn't help myself. I had to go off. I really, truly, deeply cannot fathom the words from some people's mouth. What ever happened to humanity?
post #156 of 175
Happy tofurkey day ladies!
post #157 of 175
Happy Turkey Day! Or whatever you're eating! lol We are having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year. We don't always. But I like turkey and DH doesn't really care for it, so we usually do turkey for either T-Day or Christmas.

Anyone having a crowd over? We have about 8 people coming over -- friends from church and work. Would have been nice to spend it with family, but no one could make it this year. My opa passed away Thanksgiving weekend last year, so hopefully my family in Florida is doing okay.
post #158 of 175
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Too late. I couldn't help myself. I had to go off. I really, truly, deeply cannot fathom the words from some people's mouth. What ever happened to humanity?
I know! I went back and commented again...... Someone stop me!!!


Happy Turkey day ya'll!
post #159 of 175
now I am not one to go all out on Black Friday, in fact I LOATHE it and avoid it at all costs most of hte time however.......

Jo-ann had a killer sale on Flannel today only and I had to get some! So I spent a bunch but I save tons!!!! I'm very satisfied with today shopping!

Besides, the only people shopping Jo-ann's are just like me. No pushing and shoving in a fabric store.
post #160 of 175
didn't spend a dime today... I don't like shopping to begin with and the thought of black friday makes me want to duck and cover. Joanns sounds do-able though, glad you scored!

loving all this gorgeous snow, it inspired me to make soup and bake bread I don't understand how baking your own bread is supposed to be thrifty though, cause anytime I bake, we always go through it so quickly (one loaf down already!) maybe if it was a regular occurence we wouldn't all pig out so much??

anyway, just thought I'd stop in and say hi
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