Mommy has had a lot of anxiety today but for some reason I’ve still been having a good day. Maybe because I got up early enough to actually do my hair and not just pull it back into a pony tail? Granted doing it I realized it’s gotten WAY to long and it’s time to chop it off and donate to Locks of Love. I’m not sure if doing my hair was what kept me so sunny today but wowzer if I wasn’t so happy it would have been a tough one.
I booked our hotel room today. I was happy that we were able to get one 2 bedroom extended stay rather than 2 normal hotel rooms. It ended up being cheaper. I had budgeted for the room, but I forgot about taxes and fee’s. It totalled $600 more than I had thought.
When I was setting our goal for fund-raising for the trip I didn’t realize how expensive it would be to fly. Not just the fares from Utah to Ohio, but then the fact that everyone but Southwest charges for checked bags. I normally don’t check bags when I fly, however 2 weeks, 3 adults, 2 small children and a service dog. A bag or three will need to be checked. There is a non-stop from Salt Lake to Cincinnati on Delta and then we could drive the hour to training. However it might be worth it to take a stop in Denver (hopefully Deeds is ok flying) and then fly Southwest so that we don’t have to pay to check bags. We’d still have to drive an hour but we’d save.
While I was calculating since I was obviously off on every other total I’d planned I looked at rental cars. Whew that was the price I thought… till I realized all 5 of us and the dog wouldn’t fit in a normal car! So sure enough the price for the rental car almost doubled as well. I told Jeremy that we will all just have to live on ramen noodles while we are there because it’ll take every last penny, plus some to get out there. He finally convinced me to raise the goal we had. I cried about it. I was so excited to be over the half way mark. Realistically we are trying to save up still to cover what ever we can’t raise. I should have done a better job calculating my original figure then I wouldn’t be in this situation.
Good news is the room is booked. It’s all becoming so real! We got our packet of what to do as far as trying to get the seizure sent out to 4 Paws. He will be wearing white undershirts from now till we go to training. If he has a seizure we are supposed to take it off and immediately double ziplock it then get it mailed to Ohio ASAP, then in the next day or so mail a shirt that he didn’t have a seizure in. It’s quite the process, and there is a chance we won’t catch him having one to be able to do it all but we need to try! I will be buying a bunch of little white shirts tomorrow.
Ok this post is getting way too long. So we’ll cut it short. Deeds had a rough day today. It was meltdown central before school, after school, after naps… you get it. Mommy was still happy, I think that made it worse for him. You know when you aren’t happy and someone else is all perky… I’m assuming it’s annoying to Deeds too. Anyway we ended the night at the play place so Deeds could get some much-needed stimulation and he actually interacted with a little girl. It didn’t go well but I was excited he actually showed any interest at all. Here is the conversation I overheard.
Deeds – Screaming “Hey you guy. HEY YOU GUY WAIT!”
Little Girl (LG) – Looks back with a look on her face like “Oh I KNOW he isn’t talking to me like that”
Deeds – Catches up to her “Hey guy, I’m 3.”
LG – “Um…I’m 6.”
Deeds – “No you are 5!”
LG – “NO I am 6!”
Deeds – “I’m 3″
LG – “uh, ok. You said that already.” Then she runs off.
Deeds – “GUY WAIT!”
LG – “I’m a girl, not guy.”
Deeds – “Your 5!”
LG – “You’re a meanie.”
Poor little girl managed to avoid him the rest of the time but Deeds was oblivious to his error. If only that little girl knew how much she would one day appreciate someone thinking she was younger. Deeds was just really trying to be nice. HA HA, aw my little man.