I feel marginally better today (thanks for asking!
), but still have a throat that is sore whenever I swallow and a cough that kicks up (and hurts) if I talk very much.
My acupuncturist is so booked up, she can't see me until Tuesday. Waaah! I did see the chiropractor today, though, so at least my hips feel better. I'm praying for the ability to get a real sleep tonight...
I must confess that I have taken both tylenol (2 caplets) and guafenisin (sp? mucus thinner) both of the last two nights because I was too uncomfortable to sleep. The midwives approved them during my February colds, so I certainly hope they are still okay to take.
DS woke up sobbing from his nap yesterday, and did the same thing around midnight last night! Poor baby! And he is usually a pretty good sleeper, now.
I ended up bringing him in with us because I could NOT get comfy sharing his twin mattress and he would wake up/cry again if I tried to leave. Heartbreaking! I just wish I could figure out what is causing this. He doesn't know (or won't say) what the reason is--bad dreams, mild illness, stress?
We had a bit of kitchen progress today. The plumbers got the new sink vent installed. The old one is a type legal everywhere... except Massachusetts.
: So now we have a legal sink vent going into the wall, across the ceiling (luckily we were planning to replaster the ceiling!), and out the back flat roof over that part of the house. I didn't realize the vent pipe would be quite so tall, because I don't really love seeing it out DS's bedroom window (big sigh), but it is LEGAL.
It is also fascinating to see that our kitchen could have high ceilings like the rest of the old part of the house. There is a nice tin ceiling up there... coated with paint, probably lead, which is flaking away. I guess that is why they covered up that nice high ceiling in the 1960's. Oh well. If we ever remodel again, we'll have to lift that ceiling. (DH would BEAT ME--sorry, bad joke-- if he heard me mention ever remodeling the kitchen again!
Since no doubt someone is enjoying following my kitchen saga, we now have a decent idea of the rest of the timeline!!!
: The town inspector must come check on this new vent pipe Monday or Tuesday, then the general contractor will be here to check in after that, then plastering next Wednesday or Thursday. Our countertops are scheduled to go in on Monday the 14th, with the finish electrical for that same day. The plumbers will return to connect the sink and do their finish work sometime 24 hours after the counters go in (to give the sink time to set properly.) There will be a few little things, like painting the approx. 50 sq. feet of plastered wall area and installing a restaurant-style wall-hanging system (chrome tubes to hold tools with S hooks and such), but I think the kitchen will be pretty much done by the end of that week. Whew! (Floor guy isn't scheduled yet, but the plan is for him to slide in there somewhere around the countertop day...)