Kira started daycare a few weeks ago. She’s two and a half years old now. Time flies by so quickly. Well… until she brought home the plague.
It was bound to happen of course. I’d been home for pretty much eight months straight while out of work and then starting a work from home job so I wasn’t bringing home other people’s germs anymore. Kira rarely got to play with other kids (which is the main reason for putting her into daycare) so she was hardly ever exposed to anything. So yeah… two days of daycare later and we were all sick.
We got over it; we got better. A week or so passed and sure enough – sick again. I seemed to get hit with the worst of it first and was miserable. Constant drainage which led to a sever sore throat after a few days. The weird thing was that it was only really bad at night. I don’t mean when I laid down to sleep… no, I mean at around sunset. Soon after Kira started showing signs and we both got on antibiotics which helped me immensely and Kira is recovering still. Michelle was spare for the most part… for a few days.
Now Michelle has it worse than any of us had it. I think it was the plague just waiting for her to utter the words “I guess I got lucky” because a day later she was miserable. That on top of everything else and she has been miserable. Now I’m just hoping that it doesn’t mutate and infect me again. Ugh….
So much happens on a day to day basis to me and everyone else that there is no possible way to for everyone to keep everyone posted on the goings-ons and what-nots of their lives at all times. It’s just not possible. So we share small samplings of our lives on bliggity blogs and our face-spaces and we move on. Years ago we didn’t even do that much.
Kira and Michelle have both been sick for a little over a week now. So far, I have been very lucky to not yet get sick. The wife went through antibiotics and had no result so more than likely she has viral bronchitis just like our poor baby girl. Kira has to breath in medicine in vapor form from a mask hooked to a loud machine. She was basically tolerant of the experience at first but I think her patience is getting thin for that routine. Not sure how much longer she needs that treatment but hopefully not too long. She seems to be a bit better.
Kira continues to amaze me with her progress and ability. Michelle continues to amaze me in taking care of Kira every day and the house and everything else. I know she thinks I don’t appreciate her and the hard work she does every day but I do. I really do. I am very proud of both of them. I really don’t think that Kira would be so well adjusted and amazingly advanced if it weren’t for Michelle being with her every day and working with her and taking care of her.
We have been getting the run-around with Graebel… again. You may remember we had issues with them back in October of last year. Well, to one extent or another we have had continual issues since then as well. Now for the past few months we have been dealing with trying to get our insured items covered and repaired. Some things have worked out and many things haven’t but nothing has gone smoothly. You can read up on the current problems over at the wife’s site. I have given up dealing with them and turned them over to her to deal with. I’m betting they are now wishing that they would have just worked things out with me. If we ever decide to move to a new city again with my current employer I will do everything I can to NOT use Graebel for that or any other move.
I’ve been busy working on a few different projects at work. I’m working on getting some new security software rolled out to all of our computers (actually our Altiris guy is doing all the work) and I’m in the final stages of getting ready for a big office integration in New York City. I do not look forward to being away from the wife and our little girl while working on that project and I’m sure Michelle isn’t looking forward to it either. But I don’t have to travel too often and I’m still employed so I do what I have to do.
We were planning on migrating from Microsoft Exchange 2003 to the new Exchange 2007 and I’ve been working on the testing and planning of that for a few months. However, now that Microsoft is releasing the next version (2010) earlier than expected, and faster than any other major revision cycle in history for that product, we are now on hold. The idea is that we will now skip Exchange 2007 and go directly to 2010. OK cool. We can do that.
I have been working on some new comics for A Little Scary in my “spare” time but I missed my re-launch date of June 1st already. I’m hoping to get a couple done soon. Here’s hoping. I don’t want to start up again without at least a small buffer or I’ll just end up getting discouraged again when a deadline comes and goes with no update.
Bonus points if you can tell me where I got the title of this post.
There’s so much going on these days and so little time it seems. I had a bad run in with the liquid shits last night and this morning so I’m taking a sick day today. So today’s been a bit of a breather which is nice. I got to sleep in (mostly).
We found a house and the contract negotiations are complete as of last night. We will be closing on October 24th (when some money comes available for us) and moving in directly afterwards. Probably just in time for the baby to be ready to do it’s impression of an Alien chestburster. Or something like that. That ordeal is coming to an end and then of course the constant ordeal of home ownership starts. But that’s OK. We know how that works already. We’re old pros.
I still need to post pictures of my car. Wow, I’m such a slacker. Muse got her old car back from my Step-Mom who bought it from us when we left for Hong Kong. Of course we had to pay for it but it makes Muse happy and that’s a good thing these days. At least she’s no longer a menace to society driving the gigantic white truck around. Not because she’s a bad driver but because she feels like she can run over everything if she wants too.
On Sunday we finally got mobile phones. Finally. I got a 8GB Apple iPhone and Muse got a red LG Shine slider. Oh it is so nice to be tethered once more. I’m not sure what it is but I don’t even feel comfortable being disconnected like that. Of course now I have to figure out how to make my iPhone sync with the Bluetooth functions of my car. Yay for technology!
What I really wish I could figure out though is how to get music onto my iPhone through iTunes. I thought that crap was supposed to be simple?!
Well, that’s all I got. Keep hoping that my ass is done vomiting. I know that’s what I’m hoping.
I’ve been sick for over two days. It’s just a cold. A stupid summer cold. My nose is either stuffed up solid or leaking like a sewage pipe emptying out toxic waste. My voice sounds like crap. My throat was sore for the first day and half at least but feels a little better now.
And the book I’m reading has been giving me nightmares. And something was making noise somewhere in the flat last night. Something larger than the lizard that has taken up residence in my bathroom. I saw him last night when he ran into my foot. Lizards are nice. I don’t mind them. Other things that go bump in the night can kiss my ass though.
I forgot to bring DayQuil with me when I left for work this morning. So although I’m doing OK since my morning dose, I know that it will be wearing off in a few short hours and I will become a mess once more. I’ll probably be asked to go home at that point. Ever since that whole SARS thing, people really don’t like sick people.
I stopped by the doctor’s office on the way in to work today to check on those test results from my poop. The results were overdue. I chatted with the doc for a minute and he told me that all the tests were negative. Huh.
Then he called me on my mobile just a bit ago and said he got additional test results since I was in there. Odd that they break it into parts but whatever. He told me that I have something called the Norwalk Virus. And that there was no cure. A bit of panic set in.
Luckily it’s not as bad as it sounds and the doc just needs to learn how to phrase things better in English. There is no cure because it’s a virus and it just runs its course and dies off. I did some research and found that it’s the second most common virus after the common cold in the United States and is better known as the stomach flu. Well, that’s not nearly so bad sounding, is it?
Ah well, at least I know I’m not dying of some fancy tropical disease. Hey look, a bright side!