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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Lost and Found 

Last night I had a little adventure. D--- and S--- and their kids (age 7 and 5) drove down from their vacation in Atlantic City to spend the day with Evelin and the girls. As soon as I got home, we jumped out for a quick, fast dinner so they could get back on the road. In the chaos of gathering together a 7-year-old, 5-year-old, (not quite) 2-year-old, and a 4-month-old, Celeste's purple cup must have ended up on a tray that got dumped into the trash bin. By the time we realized it was missing, there was no sign of it.

Evelin and I figured it was no big deal: After the girls went to bed, I could run out and pick another one up.

About 90 minutes, three Safeways, two Giant Foods, three CVS/pharmacies, two Rite Aids, one Target, and one Toys “Я” Us later ... nada. I only saw two of the Gerber soft straw cups during the entire outing (both were blue, not purple) and those were at the Safeway around the corner from our house. This morning, I tried the Safeway near work, as well as another Toys “Я” Us and a Babies “Я” Us ... nada.

At the last stop of the night last night, I picked up a Playtex QuickStraw bottle. I thought the purple top and the dogs would be interesting to her, and it seems to have worked today. Evelin explained that purple cup was lost ("lost" is a concept Celeste probably gets at this point; she's been obsessed with D.W.'s Lost Blankie), but that the purple dog cup was here. Celeste seemed okay with that.

As for the found, we had an appliance guy come in to look at the dryer today: Turns out the dryer is probably okay. One of the circuit breakers burned out instead of just tripping. I'm waiting on a callback from the electrician as to when he can come out to fix it. I'm also a bit curious as to whether or not the panel is up to the task of the load we place on it given all the various baby-related and modern-life things that we have plugged into the walls.
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Aww hope she won't miss her lost cup. You are wonderful to look in all those stores to replace Celeste's lost cup. Some kids are very attached to their favorite things and don't take new things very well. Good for Celeste.

I wouldn't be surprised about upgrading the electrical panel. Our house was built in 1906 and they didn't have electricity until...I'm guessing the 40's? We still have the gas lines in the ceiling for when they had gas lighting.

When we had some remodeling done, we set up another panel to accomodate our Kitchen and Porch electrical and some of the bathroom outlets. It has helped so much. Being able to dry your hair, run the toaster and the microwave at the same time has been such a luxury!

Good luck with the electrician!
 
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