11 April 2008

Bad News Comes in Threes

Well, its not all bad news. The doctor says I'm good to go. Apparently all the tests showed that I had sudden dehydration. We're not sure what caused it; but, combined with the work stress (and a bit o' cookie :^) my blood pressure dropped and I passed out. Everything else checks out OK.

However, the shower tiles are on back order until 15 May. So it looks like we won't finish the bathroom before the girls are born. I just hope the cabinets actually come next week so that we can finish the kitchen before the girls are born. With no kitchen and down a bathroom and parents staying in the guest room its no wonder I've been stressed out.

The worst news, however, is that we need to get another car. We went to go buy the infant seats this morning and found out that they don't fit in our car. Infant seats by law must face rearward, which consumes a lot of space in the car. With a singleton you can just get one infant seat and set it in the middle of the back seat. Bucket seats up front make the single infant seat fit just fine even in a small car. But with two infant seats we have to put one right behind the driver's seat. In our little VW Golf I just can't fit into the driver's seat with an infant seat behind it. So, its off to car shopping world - a place I was hoping to avoid for the rest of my life.

Now, I hate cars and driving. If it were possible I would never get into a car again. But, this is America and there is no surviving without a car - at least with the girls coming. Our first stop was Green Rides just down the street from home. Unfortunately, nothing they provide is big enough for the infant seats either. So now we have to do our homework online tonight and go out shopping tomorrow. I'm definitely shooting for something electric. It would be great if we could just lease a bigger car for a year until we can move to the forward facing child seats, which would fit in our VW Golf. If that's not possible then we'll just have to get something big enough (and electric enough, dammit!) to fit our needs.


Toast said...

Hey, I'm just glad you're OK. Randomly passing out is not a good thing.

Don't know what you're going to find for full-electric. I cannot recommend the Prius strongly enough, however. 45+ MPG, and once you sit inside it you'll see how deceptively roomy it is. Plenty of room in the back seat for two car seats and you get a nice big hatchback to boot. Trust me on this; it's an awesome car.

Eric Wilde said...

Yeah, if we buy anything it will probably be a Prius.