Tuesday, September 02, 2014
A little chat...
The first two-thirds of our summer was lovely. But as our former weatherman used to warn quite often... nature has a way of balancing itself out. August has been miserable with heat and humidity and constant rains. I feel I've moved from the Midwest to a Costa Rica rain forest.
Which partially explains why I have not had a My World this Week with very recent photos lately. Hopefully within the next few days the camera can take photos without a flash. Although I do have a couple good photos with Miss Victoria looking quite shiny when taken with a flash to provide light. She was just too cute not to photograph.
I've also been quite busy, sitting and waiting in doctor's offices. I mentioned having a family member that was ill... that would be Christopher. He was rushed to the Emergency Room twice not too long after returning from vacation.
Because part of his symptoms include dizziness, he has not been able to drive so the role of chauffeur has fallen to me during the daytime when his wife is at work (she is a schoolteacher).
I have taken a book or the Kindle on numerous visits to the allergist and the cardiologist waiting rooms. He and Mrs. Christopher have had to leave their home and have it checked for mold. They were staying with us a few days but when they realized this was going to take longer than expected, they took advantage of a friend's offer to stay in their downstairs apartment.
The house tests indicate mold in the crawlspace and a build up of dust and debris in the vents. Both of which they are having cleaned. But we were all thankful there was no black mold in the house.
Except for finding his asthma has become worse, all other medical tests have come back negative. Which in some ways is good and in others quite frustrating. So more tests will be administered and more doctors visited. I never realized how many illnesses could be under the symptoms umbrella of "chest pain, dizziness, trouble breathing, and sometimes nausea".
But this shall also pass and I am quite thankful it did not happen when there was a foot of snow on the ground! I would not be so easily hired as chauffeur so cheap. My payment is a cup of McDonald's coffee "to go" as we are on our way home. ;)
Photo: The year I first started blogging, we were still in full time homeschooling mode. I used to keep one or two books in the car as I waited while he was fencing a few times a week. He set it aside when he went to college but he loved it at the time. He is wearing the black shoes, his fencing partner (a girl) has the cute shiny shoes.
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 2:56 PM