Nicole, did you guys take the panel off to expose the coils? If so, try taking a hair dryer to it. Good reminder about the abuse forum, so it is possible, just may not be their policy. Worth asking for sure!
Sara, things I did not really know! Getting an education! It's funny to think that guys are not as good at making it happen than girls. Can't they learn? And if so, why isn't this knowledge passed around? Griddles... we have one and it is so much easier for thinks like pancakes or big batches of anything that needs to cook for a bit in a frying pan like slices of tofu, latkes, etc. But I don't like that it's teflon coated. I know you can get cast iron ones that spread over two burners... maybe that would be the way to go?
Yuck, Joanie!! Wrap that in a plastic bag and dispose of quickly! Blech!!! Make your dh do it. At least the smell will be gone now! And I was going to ask you how long you'd been together as well. When dh and I hit our rough spot it was 7 years of marriage to the month. Seriously. It wasn't an itch to have different partners, it was just a giant slump and it was exacerbated by our second child and it was tough. So maybe the same advice can hold true for you guys, too... if you're both committed to getting through this, there are bluer skies on the other side of four/seven years.
Amber, ugh, I HATE this part of being pregnant. I hate that constant state of nausea and aversions... no foods sound good, but you know you need to eat or it will get worse. I empathize! I relied heavily on certain brands of fizzy water and ginger ale to curb the more acute aversions and allow me to find a food that I could get down. Sticking my nose in lemon wedges helped, too, while I was trying to find food to eat.
Amanda... seriously another cold?! The universe it clearly asleep on the job- time to turn your luck around!