Monday, March 23, 2009

On A Side Note

Do not ever, I stress EVER go house hunting with a sick baby. We didn't know she was sick until she was throwing up all over the floor of a home we were looking at. Not pleasant. Let me tell you. Fortunately she did her horrible business on the laminate floor of the dinning room. I always say people are crazy for carpeting their dining rooms. Thankfully this home owner was feeling my vibe. It went everywhere.

So on the plus side...
It was a vacant house. No one there to smell the evidence right after we leave. She did it on a cleanupable surface.

On the down side...
The house was vacant with no running water, TP, paper towels or any other of those handy things us Moms need when our kids throw us a curve ball.

So we used every wipe in the diaper bag. And borrowed paper towels from the neighbor. Windows were opened for fresh air and Sara was stripped down to her diaper for the next few hours until we passed a target to by new clothes.

All I could think was thank goodness she didn't do it on carpet. What would we have done? What would you have done? Seriously!!!!

We decided Sara was too much of a risk to enter anymore houses (wisely, since she threw up several more times that day). Dave and I took turns watching her outside or in the car while the other checked out the home for the rest of the day.

Our agent probably thought we were coconuts for not calling it a day. But it isn't very often that Dave has the day free and we have an opportunity to look around down in Vancouver. Plus it's not a short drive either.

I still don't know what we would have done though if there hadn't have been laminate. Sara should do commercials!

5 comments:

Nicole said...

It would have made your homebuying plans a lot easier- you'd have had to have bought it :)

Daniel said...

Our home would fit in the corner of the garage. Thanks for posting those shots...I will cry myself to sleep tonight. JK! You know we're coming to visit once you move right?

The Seaquist Family said...

Oh Jen. I knew there was a reason we were such good friends. I am trying really hard not to laugh. What a great story. One of those "well, we left an impression" type days. Poor Sara. Thank goodness for wipes!

Familia Bethers said...

How do you even begin to choose? All though I think I love the interior of the Craftsman style but would want it on the 5 acres! But the 5 acre home it lovely too! Hey Todd's, we could all go visit at the same time! They'll have plenty of room ... right Jen? ;)

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