Saturday, June 6, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Neonatal jaundice is usually harmless: this condition is often seen in infants around the second day after birth, lasting until day 8 in normal births, or to around day 14 in premature births. Serum bilirubin normally drops to a low level without any intervention required: the jaundice is presumably a consequence of metabolic and physiological adjustments after birth. In extreme cases, a brain-damaging condition known as kernicterus can occur; there are concerns that this condition has been rising in recent years due to inadequate detection and treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Neonatal jaundice is a risk factor for hearing loss.So it sounds like it's a pretty normal thing.. he's still doing pretty good... Go Kenobi!!!!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Anyways we get there and it's raining a little bit. The Seller's Realtor is there Shane. She lets us in and Harry and I start to look around the house. The last time we were there we looked around but didn't spend alot of time inside. After I put the offer in on the house I thought to myself.. man I just put an offer on a house that I really didn't get a great look at. I mean I saw it but couldn't tell you what kind of facets they had in the bathroom and little things like that. So while we waited for the inspectors Harry and I went around from room to room and became more familiar with your new place.
It was even better then we both remembered. I knew 100% that we made the right decision on purchasing this place.
First up came the well inspector he had to preform several test that would take a few hours. Next was the septic tank inspectors and lastly came the home inspector as he had gotten lost getting to our place. (guess we should get use to folks getting lost).
Our first issue was the septic tank inspectors couldn't find the opening to the tank as it is buried three feet down and the owners were not there and weren't able to describe where it was to the inspectors. So the Seller said she would pay for them to search for the opening. It cost $225 for them to electronically find the opening, which they did and began digging. The next issue came when the home inspector wanted to inspect the garage. We couldn't get the door openers to work for us. It's a three car garage but the owners split and made it a two car garage with an additional work space. The work space had a side door so we were able to get in there and open the door manually. But in order to get into the large garage we had to move a board in back from the wall that's between the two spaces and locate a very small hole that allowed you to squeeze from one room to the other. So I volunteered to do that and was about to manually open the two car garage.
After that things went smoothly. The home inspector said everything looked good. There were a few things that he showed up but nothing major. The septic tank was in great shape and the guys said it will last 50+ years. The well inspector said he was having some issues and need to run a 24 hour test on the well so we still don't know about the well.. but over all everything is in good shape.
I also found out that the appraisal was done the day before so now we wait to hear back what the house is worth.. hope it's worth the amount we are paying.
I'm glad all the inspections seemed to go pretty good but I was more excited see the house and actually be a few steps closer on being the owner.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
So I try and go back to bed and lay there for about an hour and half not really sleeping when my phone rings and I jump up in panic.. this time it's my Dad informing me that Lora is in the hospital and is giving birth. I let him know that I knew this as Mike called my at 5:30am. This time I knew it was useless to go back to sleep so I got up and started to get ready for work. I wasn't sure if I was going to go in a few hours and then go visit my new nephew or wait for Harry to wake up and then go over.
Around 7:30am my brother called me again and said that Kenobi Michael Mittleider has been born. He is 5 lbs, 2 oz and 18 inches. He is needing some assistants but is in otherwise good shape. I asked how Lora was doing and he said she was fine. So I decided that I would just go into work late and go visit my brother, sister-in-law and new nephew once Harry had gotten up. Harry woke around 9:30am and I said.. we are going to Corona, Lora had the baby. Harry was half a sleep and said WHAT!!!
We left the house around 11am and planned on picking up my Dad and taking him along to see his very first Grandson. Once we had Dad we grabbed some lunch and then some flowers for Lora and Kenobi. We got to the hospital around 1:30pm and visited with Lora a little bit. Kenobi was in NICU and because of the swine flu they were not allowing anyone other then Mike and Lora into NICU. After visiting with Lora a hour or so Mike asked if we (Dad, Mom, Harry, Windy (Lora's BF) and me) could see Kenobi. So they opened one of the NICU windows and pulled Kenobi's incubator around and lifted him up to give all of us a quick glance of this beautiful little baby. After that we said our goodbyes to Lora, Mom and Mike. We took Dad home and then headed back to Reseda. By the time we got home it was 4:30pm and it didn't make sense for me to drive 45 minutes to work and work and hour then drive 45 minutes home. So I called in and everything was fine and took the rest of the day off.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
For lunch we did our favorite Chinese restaurant Hong Kong. After that we headed to the movies to see either Star Trek or UP. When we got there Star Trek started too late so we opted for UP.
Here's a brief synopsis of the movie UP...
The 78 year old balloon salesman Carl Frederick finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that he has a stow away on the trip; an overly optimistic 8 year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. You're taken on a hilarious journey into the lost world, with the least likely duo on Earth.
This was another Pixar hit. I can't say it was my favorite Pixar movie but that's not really saying much as all the movies are excellent. It was fun, witty, charming, moving and adventurous all rolled into one. The characters were endearing, especially Doug the dog who had a fondness for squirrels. If you are a fan of Pixar go see UP you won't be disappointed.