Update: Pictures & Cabin.
I’ve been having a rough few weeks. First I got terrible mastitis completely out of the blue. No idea why. 2/3rd’s of my left breast was hard as a rock, hot, and red one morning. There wasn’t any warning beforehand, no plugged duct or anything!
I got an antibiotic, but it didn’t work. Finally I went to the ER over the weekend with a 102.5 (f) fever that wouldn’t go down, completely miserable. Body aches, nausea, the whole shebang. They gave me a different antibiotic and I was better in 24 hours.
So that wasted a week of my life. Whew.
I managed to get the house somewhat back in order and now I have a cold. Dishes, laundry, and trash are piling up while I sit here. Rosie had mild sniffles and a sore throat for all of three days this past week. I’ve had a fever of 100 since yesterday, and a ton of snot on top of that. I think my immune system must be taking a hit due to all the stress of the cabin situation, moving, unpacking, and worrying about Igor. I’ve also been eating way too much sugar, which has been known to cause my immune system to crash in the past.
Gotta get this back under control!
I feel like complete crap today. It’s going to snow yet again, so at least I’m not missing nice weather. I am so, so ready for spring. This has been the longest winter in all of eternity.
My cat Willow went missing this past week too. I’m so worried about her. Two people said they saw her down by the river, about two minutes from my house. One person on Wednesday and one on Thursday. I’ve searched and searched, but I cannot find her. I wonder if she’s trying to find the cabin again, which is why she’s gone down to the woods and the river near our new place. :(
Surely she wouldn’t be able to travel the whole way back to the cabin by following the river. It’s nearly an hour and a half drive!
I was planning on hanging up lost kitty signs this weekended, but alas: Man Down! SOS. This seems to be a man cold. Call the whambulance, play me the world’s tiniest violin, and sing me Soft Kitty.
I’m on call to photograph a birth any day now. Fingers crossed I’m all better before she goes into labor.
It’s a VBAC. Her c-section was traumatic. I’m really rooting for her to get the vaginal birth she wants. She’s doing Hypnobabies and using a doula I love working with.
I am moderately obsessed with attending births. If I didn’t have three kids and no free time I would totally pursue birth photography as a full time career. I wish I had more time to pursue photography as a career in general. There’s just not enough free time in my day. :(
As for the cabin update everyone has been looking for:
We found an awesome lawyer. We were going to counter sue them for every. little. thing.
They definitely owed us the $1200 from February rent and our deposit. But by the time we payed the lawyer’s fees and any court costs, what would be left? We could sue for those payments too, but it’s iffy as to whether we would win them or not.
And then I got surprise mastitis and thought of the stress this whole legal battle would continue causing for weeks, or months.
And you know what? It’s not worth $1200. It’s just…not.
Maybe for the principle of the matter it would be. I would love to see them embarrassed and forced to pay us money. You have no idea how much I would love to see that happen.
They deserve my full attention. Those horrible people already stole money from us. Forced us to be cold, caused an astronomical amount of stress for my kids. The loss of pets, upset parents, unexpected packing and moving, and being homeless.
Is it really worth letting them steal more months of happiness from my family by dragging this out?
No, it’s not.
What’s important is being present for my kids. Settling into our new lives. Enjoying our days together! Fundraising for Igor to come back, praying desperately that Ukraine doesn’t break out into a full on war with Russia. All of these things are what we should be doing. Not wasting another precious second on The Landlords.
So we paid our lawyer to spend an hour writing a certified letter stating that we did not agree with their false accusations, however we would agree to just walk away.
They can think they’ve won. Good for them.
I know the truth though. They are hypocritical, liars, bullies, and the very worst kind of “Christian” there can possibly be. God has to know this as well. Even outside of Christianity everything they did was despicable, and they should be completely ashamed of their actions as human beings.
This man stands up in front of God and his church and preaches with a smug grin on his face, while he himself cannot possibly be right with God in his heart.
He’s like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
It’s sickening to think he leads a church and they have no idea how he treats others behind their back.
I’m dying to post his picture here, but I don’t want to be accused of slander or something.
You could happen to google “America’s Expert Enthusiator” but do so at your own risk.
Whatever you do, don’t buy or rent this place!
Even if they did just drop the price down a whopping $2,000…