The highlight of our weekend was the baby shower that Tricia attended at her parent's house on Saturday. Well over 50(!) people showed up, another sign of just how excited everyone is for Madelyn to get here. We're both seriously humbled by the amazing generosity of everyone who attended. So this is Troy giving out an unofficial "thank you" now, while I'm sure Tricia will be sending out the "official" thank-you later :)
Of course with 50-plus people in attendance (and I don't have all the pictures from the shower organized yet, or else I'd post them), it took us a while to sort through the assorted gifts that Madelyn received. This is one lucky girl, here (and two parents who have some major room organizing to undertake)…
While Tricia was doing all of this, what was I keeping up with? Well, I managed to mount our TV onto the wall, which has been on my to-do list since we moved in (we screwed up the placement of the mount when we initially tried to do this, but it was the night before the Tour of Homes started, so we never fixed it).
Sadly or hilariously, depending on your viewpoint, while I was trying to hoist the TV back above the fireplace, I split my favorite pair of jeans right up the backside…I wasn't initially very amused, but looking back in retrospect, it was pretty funny (as was my stereotypical overreaction to it).
We also had a chaise delivered that we were going to put in our bedroom. After the deliverers put the chaise in the room, I went to plop down on it and relax for a couple of minutes. It was nice…but something was wrong. I looked and looked and then realized that we had the wrong chaise -- the arm was on the left-side instead of the right-side. Ugh. Fortunately, Macy's has the correct one being sent next Saturday.
Also being returned is our mattress. We tried it for about 70 days and it's done nothing but make Tricia's back sorer than ever. So back it goes. Fortunately, Costco has their all-latex mattress back in stock at the end of the week, which gets very good reviews, so we are going to be giving that one a try.
I also managed to mount some security cameras, organized the computer, and put up some furniture on Craigslist (all of which has already sold, clearing out an entire room). So lots of the to-do list is getting checked off, which is a nice feeling to have before major life changes take effect.