Friday, September 16, 2005

Healthy Boy!

We took Eric to the doctor this morning and his lungs were clear. That means no more nebulizer for now and life returns to normal.. This of course is with the exception that we have to cram bad-tasting antibiotics into his poor little body twice a day. He screams "ALL DONE!" and "NO" the whole time. It's most traumatic for us, but unlike us he recovers immediately and begins to play trains, whereas we tremble with self-inflicted guilt for hours.

Aaaah Parenting.

In other house news. The plumber and the electricians both called for their inspections which are happening today. After that the contractor can get the framing inspected and insulate and drywall should be going in by the end of the week. We're a lot more over budget than we thought. Somewhere along the line the plumber told the contractor that unless we replaced the furnace we had to switch from big radiators to baseboard heat. Unfortunately the contractor never relayed this information to us. Given Eric being sick we hadn't been over there for a while. Rich went over there yesterday and was surprised to see the contractor getting rid of all of our radiators. He said that I'd approved it, which I didn't as we had discussed it on numerous occasions and each time I said Keep the radiators, I don't want to spend any money on this!

In the long run, this is a good thing, but I think it's going to translate into a few thousand more up front from us, in exchange for a more efficient heating system. With gas prices being what they are, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. But I'm a little upset that it wasn't discussed first. However, if we had discussed it I'm sure we would have approved the overage under the circumstances. But if it comes to more than the cost of a new furnace, I'm going to be pissed.


Post a Comment

<< Home