Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Down with the Sickness

I wanted to give an update for those that were wondering how our household is doing since our brush with H1N1. James and Linda seem completely better and none the worse for wear. It truthfully was not as bad as I was afraid it would be giving all of the hype on the news. I think because we caught it early and began medical treatment right away, it was much milder than it could of been. They both had a very high fever and fatigue, but that was about it. There was a cough, but it was no worse than a cough that comes with a cold is. So far the rest of the house has been ok. Mina has a slight runny nose, but that is all. I think the rest of us taking preventative anti-virals really helped as well.

In other updates, Jake has been working 12-13 hour days and every weekend. However he thinks he will get off early this Saturday and I am really hoping so because we are planning on taking our family trip to the pumpkin patch. The kids are really excited because there are a lot more things to do than just pick pumpkins. It has been really hard not having Jake around much, but the money will be so nice to help us get caught up on bills an get started on Christmas shopping. Because it is a popular study, every hour over 40 is more than double time. It is like double his pay, plus an extra $4 per hour. We can really use it, especially with Christmas coming up. It has been hard on the babies though becaue they look forward to Daddy getting home and everyday they seem him, the excitement is like they haven't seen him in months.

Speaking of Christmas, the plan for aunts, uncles, and cousins is to do a DVD exchange. If you live local and want to get a DVD for all of the kids-just one for all to share, then we will buy a DVD for your family as well. If you are not local, just buy one from us and we will do the same. This way everybody is on an even spending field. That is all we want to do. That is what wee want for our family so please respect it. We have done this in past years with certain family members and it has worked out well. It is a money saver for everyone. For example, Dianne and Jeremiah will buy one DVD to their family from us, and we will buy one DVD for our family from them. This is financially easiest. Especially since there are so many kids in the family now. Jake and I alone have six nieces and nephews to buy for. This keeps costs down and makes sure noone goes broke. If you think you can't follow this, talk to me about it, but we are very firm on the fact that this is what we want.

That is enough updates for now. I will post pics of the pumpkin patch after Saturday.