So this morning Josh and I had a million things we needed to do and nobody wanted to go. Josh went to the auto parts store and I went to get Ashton a hair cut and to Costco. Emmy said she would babysit and so we left. Well, when I got home, Ash and I noticed it smelled weird. Annie had been downstairs making me “Apple Soup” while Emmy and Ethan played upstairs. She happily told me how she tried to use the microwave and it wouldn’t work so she decided to light some candles. I absolutely lost it. I wasn’t yelling but I very fervently told her to never ever use the microwave or matches, EVER. I wasn’t mad, just mostly scared out of my mind. Poor little Anne just broke down. Soooo sad. We just hugged and cried. I also had a little talk with Emmy and broke down crying again. I miiiiight be a little bit EXHAUSTED. We recovered and Annie was able to serve me the Apple Soup she worked so hard on, aaaand a strawberry shake.
The rest of the day was spent cleaning and getting out Christmas decorations. I put up the Christmas tree and only two strands of lights worked. Josh and I were just SOOOOO VERY DONE with broken Christmas tree lights. We put BOTH our trees on Facebook, offering them to whomever wanted to come get them. Cari and Doug wanted the one with lights stripped off. Miranda Webster came and got the one with two lights strands working. She sent us a picture later tonight of the tree, completely lit up and gorgeous. They replaced two fuses and a couple lights and BAM. We are so happy for them. In the meantime, we ordered a new tree.