A New Laptop and The End of Sickness (Hopefully)

I have a new laptop! My old one had an “s” key that didn’t work. The kids get it now. It works fine with an external keyboard 🙂

If I can remember to keep giving Isaac his antibiotic for his ear infection, he should be able to kick that pretty quickly. Why is it so hard to remember to give it to him? Poor Isaac! It came on really quickly. He hadn’t complained about his ear at all and until last Wednesday morning. He said it hurt a little before I dropped him off with the kids for Bible Study. By the time I picked him up, he was miserable. We went straight to the clinic. The doctor took a look and said his eardrum had not burst “yet”. He had to get a shot in the butt. Not the most pleasant experience, but he perked up very quickly! While we were waiting in the waiting area at the clinic, Isaac was sobbing 🙁 It was so bad that the people there were begging the receptionist to give him Motrin.

Mondays are busy for us. Isaac has speech therapy in the afternoon and often Audrey has a therapy appointment in the morning. Today, we just have speech. Isaac should be done with speech therapy by the end of the school year! I can’t wait!

We got some good news about the final chapter in our saga with the house in Winsted. We were told to prepare for a possible tax bill. We found out last week that we didn’t owe any taxes from that loan being written off. We are using the money we saved for practical things 🙂 Some of it will go in our car replacement fund and some will go toward our house to get us closer to not having to pay PMI.

I’m feeling discouraged today. We have had some good news that has been great, but some of the other daily things are weighing on me. I’m hoping a walk will cheer me up.

 

The Plague

There are so many people sick in our area. It’s really crazy. On Friday, the school district we are zoned for cancelled classes for the day. They decided it would be best to have all the kids and teachers away from each other.

Ethan was gone last weekend for a middle school trip with our church and a bunch of other churches. He came home and then went to a Super Bowl party that included all the middle schoolers and high school kids. Monday morning Ethan woke up sick. By noon, I decided I was going to have to bring him to the doctor. He could hardly sit up in the waiting area at the doctor’s office. He felt so miserable. They checked him over and tested him for strep and the flu. The results were that he tested positive for type A flu 🙁 Boo!

Audrey wasn’t feeling great on Thursday and I had her stay home from tutorial. She still had a fever yesterday. I don’t think she is as miserable as Ethan was. He slept most of the time. She isn’t that sick.

And then on Thursday evening, Nathan felt like he was getting sick. By the time he went to bed he had a fever and felt miserable. So, Nathan stayed home yesterday and we’re hoping everyone can get healthy over the weekend!