Well, it’s been a long time. Alot has happened in that time. Most recently I had to have a CT scan of my chest because I was coughing up some blood. The CT scan was flagged as abnormal, but it really didn’t show anything bad that would be causing me to do this. I’ve been to several doctors for this, and they can’t seem to find anything causing this. But I was told that we can burst blood vessels when we cough which would cause this and I do cough a lot because of my asthma.
A few weeks ago, my wife, daughter, and I went to a eucharistic healing service. At the service they had prayer teams available to pray for, with, and over you. We knew one of the couples and I was thinking about asking my wife if she wanted to get prayed over as a couple. The devil was in my mind because I was sure asking was a bad idea. Then in the silence of the church I heard someone call my name. Of course, no one else reacted as if they heard it. It took a few more moments but I was able to ask my wife if she wanted to get prayed over as a couple. And she said yes. So, we were prayed over by the couple that we knew, and I was encouraged to go to confession. I had not planned that, but I made the decision to go. And I was forgiven for my sins. The next few days were perfect and peaceful. Earlier on that day (the day of the service) I did not want to go. But I did and I am happy that I did go.
On February 17, 2021, on the way home from getting a nerve block in my lower back we (myself, my mom (driver), and daughter) were rear-ended. The lady who hit us found out we were calling the police and left the scene. At the time my daughter was scared but uninjured. My mom and I both had back pain and a slight headache.
I started having nausea and lightheadedness several times a day after the accident. I went to the doctor about a week after the accident and was diagnosed with a mild concussion. Today is March 3, 2021 and I still have symptoms. And I can’t drive until I’m symptom free for two days. I can only hope the symptoms will go away soon.
Recently something that I’ve been hiding has become known. Before this the wife and I were having difficulties. But now it’s as if the love gates have been burst open. The change in the atmosphere in our house is dramatic. It feels good. But it’s up to me to make it last.
Our daughter is off from school this week, so it’s been an easy-going week. But it is freezing outside. On Monday we lost power for several hours. We were so cold in the house. I can’t even imagine having the power out for days in temperatures like this. And that is happening in Texas.
Well, on Monday my daughter will be going back to in person learning at school. My wife and some other parents are concerned because Mardi Gras is coming up soon and people will probably have parties. If that is the case the virus will spread once again and cause us to go back to school at home again.
I am having an asthma flair up and I’m on prednisone again (twice in two weeks). I went to the doctor yesterday and I had to take another COVID-19 test which came back negative. But this time I had the test where they go deep into your nose for ten seconds each side. It made me cough and tear up.
On my daughters first day back from Christmas break they made the decision to go back to school online. So, she went to school Monday and Tuesday and from then on it will be school on the internet until further notice.
Kids need to be in school. This virtual school is leaving many kids behind. The risk to children is much less then it is for older people. My daughter needs in person learning to make the most of her education. This is hard on single parents and homes where both parents are working, and it needs to be corrected ASAP.
My wife converted the biggest of our closets into an office. She painted it and gave it a good cleaning. And it looks great. She couldn’t work any longer in the bedroom. I put a LED daylight lightbulb in there, so it’s nice and bright. It’s not completely finished. She needs to put up some shelves and needs a smaller chair. But she is happy to have her own space and not be stuck in the bedroom all day. I’ll add a pic of her in the office below.
Well it’s been awhile! The Christmas season is almost here. This is the last week of school for my daughter then she is off for two weeks. Two days this week are virtual, so that is cool. But I don’t know why Friday, which is a half day, is virtual. They learn so much more in person. Why do virtual for no reason?
Last week all three of us were tested for COVID-19. My wife and daughter, who had symptoms, came back positive. I was showing no symptoms and my test came back negative. So, I must quarantine for 14 days while my wife and daughter must only do it for 10 days. I must get retested if I start showing symptoms which to this day I have not. My daughter got better in a few days, but it is taking my wife longer to get over it. She is still coughing a bit and can’t taste or smell much at all.
I have been in close contact with both my wife and daughter but still have not developed any symptoms. I can’t figure out why. The doctors told me to keep my distance from them, but we don’t have a big house so it’s not possible. We are not drinking or eating after each other but that’s about it.
Because of my daughter’s positive test her whole school classroom must quarantine for 14 days. So, we are doing virtual school for two weeks. And I don’t think they will go back until after thanksgiving.
I will leave you with some pictures of our new puppy, Trixie.
A week ago, we adopted a new dog. Her name is Trixie. She is very sweet and a handful. She loves playing with us and running. More on Trixie in another post.
We got a direct hit from hurricane Zeta. The eye passed over us. I’ve always wanted to experience the eye of a hurricane but never thought I would. It lasted only a few moments, but I was able to go outside. There were light winds blowing and not too long before this I am sure we had winds of over 100 miles per hour. It was also misting. And then all the sudden the winds and rain picked back up. And back to winds over 100 miles per hour.
Of course, we lost power. And a power pole not too far from us was almost on the ground. So, it might be a while before we have power and internet again. We do have some damage but it’s not that bad and I don’t even know if it’s worth making a claim on our insurance.
Right now, we are at my in-laws. They lost power but have a generator. And I am very thankful to have limited power and internet.