Nick has been a bit under the weather this week-and it is slowly passing around to the rest of us. Just the typical cold like symptoms. Nick is simply miserable which makes it hard on everyone. He was doing so good last week with his eating, and then this happens. He barely wants to eat anything-unless it is dessert. He is more irritable, and more prone to head banging. Good news is that he has used more words spontaneously.It is like a catch 22. He is sick and awful feeling, but making progress??? I don't think we will ever figure this whole thing out. Frustration is around every corner it seems. I am not afforded the luxury of being sick....as soon as I could yesterday I broke open one some Zicam, and that has seemed to help me with my cold, but it does nothing for my patience in dealing with a sick 3 yr old.
To make things worse, I had to put the car in the shop yesterday after lunch. On the way back to the shop, I suddenly heard a thumping like noise coming from the back. At first I thought it was a flat tire, so when I parked the car, I walked around to see. No flat. Great. That means it is something else now. I took it to Firestone to have them fix the "thumping" noise and to give it an oil change. Well, they just called a little while ago and said they would need to run a diagnostics on it to see why the "check engine" light was coming on. Does everything in my house get a "Diagnosis"??? It seems that is the common term when talking about our family. The "thumping"noise turned out to be a screw that got stuck in my tire(has been a common problem with us too-before Christmas we had about three incidents with nails in our tires), and some sort of gasket needed replacing. I also went ahead with a 30K mile tune-up while it is there. All in all, we are looking at $900. When it rains...it pours!