-our dryer broke, needed replacing
-our stove broke, needed replacing
-our car stereo was stolen (no music is trivial, but it gets annoying not having a clock)
-the sewer lines backed up over a weekend; we had to go over 36 hours without flushing a toilet or letting anything go down the sinks
-our car was totaled and couldn't afford to replace it.
-my 3 week old Samsung S4 cracked to the point of no return when I rolled over onto it (I was on the carpet; yes, it had a case). Replacing it cost more than I like to think about.
-Davin had the flu 3 times (3 times!!--so much for the flu shot!)
-our goldfish died (not normally something to write about, but he had already lived almost 2 years; we thought he was immortal)
-our parakeet, Cheep, died. We're not exactly sure why; but he should've lived another 15 years
-our basement flooded with 1.5 feet of muddy water while I was away in Finland. It came in a wave and broke down the door on its path inside. Spencer's legos were floating everywhere. My sewing machine pedals, brand new iron, and other sewing appliances were all submerged. (Amazingly, though, everything is still working.)
-4 of us got Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease in August
-4 of us got the flu at Thanksgiving
-I had a double hernia surgery in May
-Davin got a concussion
-Davin scarred his forehead with another fall a few days after his concussion
-the heater in our house broke on the coldest day of the season (with temps in the single digits)
-our garbage disposal broke (we were able to fix that one)
-we were without a bathroom sink for almost 2 months, afraid to tell our landlady that, despite our best efforts and experience with plumbing issues, we couldn't fix it.
-we caught over a dozen mice in traps in our garage
-we had an infestation of camel crickets in our basement (most likely a result of the flood??)
-our air conditioner in our minivan broke at the beginning of the summer and we had to go the entire summer without one, trying to find the right part to our aging car that no one makes parts for anymore (it was a hot summer!)
-we found out that what was supposed to be a 4 year stint in grad school would become 5
That last one is seemingly innocuous, but it sent me into a spell of depression and denial for months.
There are probably more trivial things that happened (other minor health issues, colds, etc), but it's time to move on.
Highlights of our year:
-Disneyland at Christmas
-Finland in the summer
-visits from family
-10 year anniversary
-Davin finally (!!) adjusted to being left at the gym daycare while I swam
-the continued success of my Etsy shop
2014 will always be remembered as the year of "what's going to happen next???" Here's to hoping 2015 treats us a little better.....