Family Sickness


This whole week has been tough.  Not only for me, but for my wife, and for Paige as well.  At some point during this week, we all caught a bug that was going around, and resulted in a cold/fever/flu like symptoms.  It’s hard enough being sick by yourself, but when both parents are sick at the same time, it makes for an interesting week with a crazy 1 year old daughter who likes to get into anything and everything that she possibly can.  Originally, Paige caught this little bug, and then transferred it to us, and seemed to get better rather quickly.  It was almost like a 24 hour flu.  Her mom and I, however, were not so lucky.  We have both been fighting this for almost a week, and as of today, we are still both not at 100%.  We have been fortunate that my wife’s mother has recently retired, so she was more than happy to have some “Paige Time” so that we could just rest up a little bit.  It has not been fun, but I think we’ll make it.   It’s hard enough to take care of yourself when you aren’t feeling well, but chasing around a small child is a serious challenge, at least for me.  


On top of everything else, I had my right hand man at work off all week, and he will be off for a few more days next week, so I’ve had to put in some long hours there as well, which didn’t help the sickness go away.  On Thursday morning, I got up at 5 A.M., like I do most mornings, and I felt horrible.  I felt like my head was going to explode, and I was dizzy.  Did that stop me from heading to work?  Nope.  I got to work around 6 A.M., and managed to stick through it until about 10 A.M., where I just decided I’d had enough.  I told my boss I was not feeling well, and I headed home.  This was very strange for me, as I haven’t called in sick once in about the last 6-7 years.  Even after I got home, I was still answering work emails and phone calls I was getting from my crew, so I didn’t get much rest on my “sick” day.  Such is life.  The wife and I are still battling this as I type, but I am hoping that some rest this weekend will get us most of the way healed up.


Just a little bit about what’s been going on in our lives this week.


Until Next Time,



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