Ok, I am appalled that I haven't posted on here in so long. I guess I've been busy!! I don't really have any pictures to post, since I didn't have my iphone for a few months there, and my camera is a piece of poo. I now have my phone back, and can take random pics again. It is very nice!! Let's see, how do I sum up so many months?? I guess I will start where I left off. Nathan worked for his dad, who bid on our postal contract in aug, right when he lost it. He got the run until February. Nathan worked for him, doing the same job getting less pay. It was super. Then in March, we were officially unemployed.
I found a sweet gig with a car service. They wanted someone who could work from home, and answer the phone when it rang, but not sit in an office bored all day. It is a perfect fit for me and my situation. I answer the phone and answer questions most of the time, but occasionally I will book rides, which I get a commission off of. I have been getting a lot more hours than I originally thought, so I am happy with it. Nathan has been applying, interviewing, and waiting. He tried working for a railroad contractor up north, but when the 6-8 hour days turned into 16 hour days, with the same pay, it was not worth it. He could make better than that, and not be out of town for weeks at a time!! He is now looking at networking jobs, so if anyone has any leads, let me know!!
The latest with me, is that I finally had an mri done, and found that I have 3 compressed discs in my thoracic spine. I have been getting trigger point injections, but getting no relief once the numbing wears off. I finally gave up, and scheduled an epidural. I was fully aware during the whole procedure, which I did not enjoy much. I experienced the most excruciating pain of my life for that entire day, and into the next. I barely moved at all, was very disappointed, and sure I would just never feel better. Thankfully, a few days later, I started to get some relief. Then, just when I started feeling better, I realized my throat had been hurting for several days, and went to urgent care after Rebekah was told she had strep throat. Sure enough, I did too!! I went on antibiotics, and felt better on Sunday. I went to church last week and stayed for all 3 meetings, for the first time in months. It was very nice to get to experience meetings with Nathan again!!
I am improving gradually, going to physical therapy once a week, and getting chiro and massage when I can fit it in. It is crazy busy, but I guess that is how I like it!! Soon, the kids will be out of school for the summer, and then, all 4 of my babies will be in school all day. I may just lay down for a week!! :)
Berlin Day 1
2 weeks ago