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Arctic Blast

Posted Jan 07 2010 8:59am

Have I ever said I HATE winter? Apparently friends from Canada have decided to share their winter with the rest of North America.

We still have snow from Christmas. It's patchy, but it just won't go away either. It's been too cold to melt. The temperatures haven't been above freezing since then. And it got colder. School has been canceled for the rest of the week due to the sub-zero temperatures. We are under a wind chill advisory (more like warning) since the expected wind chill factor will be 0* or less (-20*). Seriously? Who lives in these types of conditions? Penguins in Antarctica!? I'm not a penguin...

Aiden has been forced into a long sleeved onsie since he has decided the clothing optional philosophy is the way to go. The child can be out of a shirt in under 30 seconds and cries if I try to put one on him after he's removed it. Since our onsie supply is limited, I am trying to do laundry today. Trying being the optional wording. The washer and dryer are located in the garage and the washer keeps freezing up. I had to put a space heater in there just to keep it running long enough to wash 2 loads of laundry.

Every room in the house has either a humidifier or vaporizer in it. The steam from filling up the humidifiers and vaporizers freeze immediately upon hitting the windows. Honestly, I think my deep freeze is warmer than it is outside.

And in other Aiden news....

We finally got a referral to the hearing aid place. Our primary insurance doesn't cover hearing aids, so we had to be referred somewhere else to use his secondary coverage. Well, the audiologist at Dr ENT didn't send the paperwork to Dr. Pediatrician. So I spent a lot of time on the phone with the audiologist, the insurance person at audiology, the hearing aid specialist and the pediatricians office. I spent at least 30 minutes on the phone with the audiologist getting the paperwork faxed over to the pediatrician's office. Today the nurse from Dr. Pediatrician called and said that they finally got the referral faxed over. Hopefully, sometime next week, I can get Aiden in to the hearing aid specialist and get the ball rolling on Aiden finally being able to hear.
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