Food Poisoning!

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So. Last week. Friday was awful.

My wife was sick and I wasn’t feeling well. That is about where we left it. About 10 minutes after I finished that post, I left work. I stopped at my mom’s house and snagged some Gatorade, per my wife’s request. About 30 minutes after I made it home I got pretty violently ill. My wife and I were in the same boat and couldn’t do anything, other than lay there and try not to die lol. We spoke about how it was no coincidence that we both had the same thing going on at the same time. We determined through process of elimination that we had food poisoning from old bacon! This is the first time bacon has ever let me down in life. Not pleased. 😑

We Started feeling better the next morning for the most part. We were dehydrated and hungry from not being able to keep anything down the day before. We were also scared to eat anything out of fear of getting sick again. We ended up being Ok for the most part. Saturday was spent re cooperating.

Sunday I had two softball games. One at 12:45pm and the other right after at 2:00pm. It started pouring down rain during the first one. It started Thundering during the second one, before clearing up and being humid as all hell. It was a long couple of games but we all played fairly well, and won both games. The only games we have lost this season were the games that I couldn’t attend, so I keep making the joke that I’m the chosen player and that they can’t win without me lol.I’ll use that until we lose. πŸ˜€

Since we still hadn’t eaten a real meal since Thursday night, we went out to Olive Garden for dinner. That got us back on track. Work is back on track this morning as well. I’m just glad we are both over everything now.

I hope you all had a great weekend and didn’t have food poisoning. XD Have a great Monday and I’ll be back again tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

 

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Coffee Talk!

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I missed posting yesterday, due to that darn UPS project again. I promise I’m not forgetting you! πŸ˜€

The idea of having a ‘Coffee Talk’ seems weird to me today, because my stomach is doing flips and I can’t really drink it. I feel like it wouldn’t sit well. We had a rough night last night. My wife was waking up out of a dead sleep and throwing up, Everett woke up with a bit of a cough, and now I’m feeling a bit weird in my stomach as well. I haven’t thrown up yet, and I’m not fully sure I will. I hope not because I’m at work, and how embarrassing would that be? πŸ˜€ Either way, I have a coffee poured I just haven’t been able to drink it.

We were supposed to go back to the water park this Saturday but that may not be happening now. :/ Oh well, our health is more important. Speaking briefly about my UPS project, I only have one more piece to the puzzle to be done with it! It is also the hardest and most important piece, but only one still. I still hope to be done with it by the end of June, that is my overall goal.

Everett has been clapping, which I’ve shown you before, he has been waving (using his whole arm), and now he is getting pretty good at picking up his bottles and sippy cups and drinking on his own.

He has also been mimicking movement pretty well. My wife was pushing and pulling a toy of his and he went right over and did the same thing. It is pretty neat.

That is all I have for you today, I hope we all feel better soon. I’ll hopefully be back Monday, and hope to see you then! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Coffee Talk!

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We have had a bit of a roller coaster the past couple days.

Everett has had a fever since we got home from vacation. He woke up Wednesday night out of a dead sleep and threw up in his crib. He did that twice and continued to do it all morning. I chose to stay home with him yesterday and take him to the pediatrician. They didn’t find anything, which is good because it isn’t anything terrible. They think it is just something viral and should go away soon. He is home again today with my mom, and he did much better last night, so we hope he is coming out of it all.

In more happy news he just randomly started clapping the other day.

He is a smart boy! He is learning everyday, and we want to keep that up. I am back at work today getting caught up on all the things I missed. If you remember the UPS upgrade I was working on, I am deploying those PCs today, with any luck. The hard part will be decommissioning the old one and moving the database to the new PCs the right way. Fingers crossed! haha.

Do you all have anything fun planned for this weekend?

Thank you for hanging in there with me while my life gets sorted haha. πŸ˜€ I hope you all have a great weekend, with great weather. I’ll be back Monday, I hope to see you then. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Coffee Talk!

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I made it in to work today! I was ready to stay home, not because I was too ill but because we couldn’t find anyone to watch Everett. I spoke with my mom when I got home and she didn’t seem interested. She had watched him the two days prior, so she probably had to get back to work.

Late in the evening I got a hold of my boss and made sure that it would be ok if I took the time off to stay home with him. He was fine with all of it, and I thought 100% that I would be home today. No sooner then when I got off the phone with him did my dad shoot me a text. He asked if Everett was going to day care or not. He said that he was willing to watch him. I gave him a call did a quick run down of what we do and what we don’t do. And that is that.

This morning he will be there, well in ten minutes since I wrote this line. My wife will do a more visual run down of how we operate, and the rest will be history.

Tomorrow I have a Masonic learning seminar, type thing. It is about an hour and a half away and will take most of the day. My cousin Mike and I are going along with one other guy from our lodge, Tom. This seminar is for people looking to move through the ranks, and although I am not I still hold a position that is geared towards moving up. I would love to move through the ranks but I’m scared my memorization will never be enough to get all those lines down. I may be that guy who scoots over to secretary and stays for years. It requires less lines but still demands respect. Anyway, this seminar is going to be pretty fun, even though I’m a bit under the weather. They provide lunch and what not then we come home. I have to leave by 7am tomorrow morning.

That is all for me today. I’ll try not to spill my coffee all over myself today. πŸ˜‰

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Ill, Disaster, & Bringing It Back!

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Well it looks like we are all going to get sick like we thought. :/ My wife and I started feeling it yesterday or so. We are both at work today, because, well, you know. No time to take off haha. Well not entirely, but we have to be strategic about how we use it. I may be using some tomorrow, if I get worse, and she can’t take off to stay with Everett. By the way, he still have a slight fever so he is home the rest of the week. So if you don’t hear from me tomorrow, well, I’m not here. πŸ˜€ If I don’t take off tomorrow I’ll probably take of Monday, if I can, and If I’m still sick. I can only assume we are going to feel real bad this weekend, that is why I’m planning things this way. I really just hope that Everett doesn’t get this crap again after he gets rid of it.

In other news, my morning was going pretty well, until I spilled a whole cup of coffee on myself haha. It was a nice fresh cup, full to the brim. I think I went to grab at it, clearly missed, and dropped it. It went all over my desk on my shirt and pants, and all over my plastic floor mat. DOH! That felt good, thankfully I wasn’t burned in anyway. That would have been really embarrassing haha. Β  I do have a nice large stain on my shirt and pants for the rest of the day… :/ I’m going to try to stay in my office as much as possible the rest of the day. But heck with all that going on this morning, maybe I should have have “Coffee Talk” today lol. πŸ˜€

Keeping it scattered, I have been wanting to start drawling again. I am pretty good, nothing amazing I’m sure but I always excelled in most things art related. That being music, painting, drawing, stuff like that. I never continued much after the burden of real life bogged me down, but I would like to, even if just for a short time, get back into it. I have been thinking about bringing my wife’s secondary camera with me in the car, so that I can stop alone the road when I see an amazing landscape. I want to get a sketch pad and work on my fine lines and images. I had my ukulele out for a while and now I have it stored away with a dead tuner, so I haven’t touched that in a while.

I would love to get back into skateboarding, but I am for sure way too out of shape for that at the moment. I still have my last board, I could tool around on it this summer a bit. I may be able to even take it on walks with my family and dog. Who knows. I just want to bring back what used to give me so much joy. I have gotten too far away from things I used to love, and honestly still do. I just have excuses as to why I don’t do them anymore. I either don’t have time, or am just too lazy to do so. To be fair after a long day of work and with a new baby it is harder to find time, but maybe I can start squeezing some of this back into my life. Since college I have filled most of my free time with video games. I do love them too, but I have not done that other stuff because of it. Hell I even love working on cars, I just don’t have the money or the vehicle to fix or modify. lol

Hopefully I can work on these things. I hope you can reflect on things like this as well, and who knows maybe pick up something you put down years ago!

I’ll be back again tomorrow, maybe. I’ll see ya when I see ya! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Follow Up Appointment!

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I’m back with a little more content than yesterday haha. Last night, right after work, we took Everett to his follow up appointment. Now this was all of our first time going to this pediatrician, so we weren’t sure what to expect.

We pull up, after the 30 minute drive, and see a pretty normal somewhat small building. Once inside it really opened up. That place looked huge! You are met with a large purple waiting room that is divided for sick children and well children, which I though was really neat. They try to take an extra measure to keep the sick kids away from potential healthy ones. The waiting room of course had some toys, but also had neat things like large front wheeled bicycles hanging from the ceiling. Really cool. We registered in no time and went back shortly after. The hallways are lined with life size stuffed animals and more cool things. It was a very open concept of space with most people working right on that large hallway floor. Another thing to mention is that they are open until 8pm that is unheard of where we live. We are able to get out of work make the 30 minute drive and still be there with time for an hour long appointment. We were there an hour, and most times that would bother me, but it was no big deal. It went by in the blink of an eye because the doctor was very engaging and was helping us actually understand what was going on in the body of our child. She was very relate able, with three boys of her own, as well as knowledgeable. I really think we have found our forever pediatrician.

On to his appointment! We were told he is still breathing fine and that his croup seems to be getting better on its own, which is great. Once we told them that he wasn’t taking his steroids because he was throwing up she said not even to bother with them. Fun fact, I guess those steroids could stunt his growth, which we were unaware of. He is already going to be a shorty, we don’t need to aid that haha. To our surprise she did see that he may have an ear infection starting so she got us an antibiotic. Since Everett tends to get yeast infections while on antibiotics they gave us some sample boxes of probiotics to see if that would help stop the yeast infection. Again everything was just so well delivered that we didn’t even realize we were there so long. We also had them check him for the flu and RSV, both came back negative so we were good there too. πŸ˜€

Today he is back at the babysitters so we will see how that goes. I have been pretty busy at work today, unlike yesterday. We have had a printer that just up and stopped working. It is networked in and just quit. We have two patches, one on each end and a full run from the wall by the printer to the patch panel. That makes for 3 lines to test. Well….all the lines except the run tested fine, so we got out the super detailed testers and tested the whole thing again. this let us know that approximately 318 feet in on the orange wire there was a disconnect. Once finding that we took a shot in the dark and cut a particular section that could be the problem area and made new ends for the cable. Sure enough it worked. So we are back up and online with that printer. Time spent was probably 2 hours this morning. It feels good to get some really troubleshooting in.

Today was my pay day! Woo, that is until I realize it is all gone 😦 I paid off most of my bills, then my student loans, Everett’s college fund, my retirement, and have about 20 bucks for gas. R.I.P. my pay check, gone too soon. XD XD

That is about it for me today. I hope you all have a great hump day, and I’ll see you again tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

What A Weekend!

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This has been a quick but full weekend. It was pretty fun, but that always means that it will go to quick.

Saturday morning started very normally. We got up had coffee, breakfast, and watched some local news. Everett was safely playing in our make shift area haha. Don’t mind the dog’s ass πŸ˜‰

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All was well and good. Later that day is when it got interesting. I went in to work with my co-worker to replace an old network location. It was out in the shop up on a mezzanine. I wasn’t able to get a shot of it all whole so here is the first one I took.

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Pretty messy right? Ya, we thought so too. Once that was done we pulled it off the wall and that is when the fun began.

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Our goal was to make sure that none of the fiber lines broke, make sure we knew where everything was supposed go again, and put it all back together nice and neat in this new rack.

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This is when we we getting close to being done. As you can tell it is getting dark. We have the switches at the top and patch panels below that. Further down we have a shelf for out laptop and a new battery backup at the bottom.

I had my co-worker send me a picture once he tidied up a bit. It is all up and running well today.

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The reason I had to leave, just before it was finished was because we were celebrating my little brother’s 28th birthday. It was at the local bowling ally, where were had our whole family gathered and ate pizza and wings.

Everett wanted to keep score with my dad and older brother, that is until he ripped the sheet haha.

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Notice that the corner of the sheet is gone in the next one and that he seems quite happy with himself haha.

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Later, after we played two games the birthday boy and his daughter got to go down to the end of the lane so she could try to hit the pins. The zoom sucks but it was a cute moment. We know the guy who runs the ally so he was cool with it all.

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We packed up and went to my parents house where we had ice cream cake from the DQ! That is always a bonus.

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Everett was content with a pad of paper. Not sure why he is into such weird stuff.

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That was it for Saturday. As for Sunday we got some work done around the house. I shoveled the side walk. It was a lounge type of day since it was so busy Saturday. I was fine with the day ending like that, but it didn’t. Everett’s cough came on fast and barky. We dropped everything we were doing at about 4:30 and ran him to the local clinic, only to find out that they don’t see children that young. (Side note: That is F*cking stupid) Anyway, we called another clinic about 30 minutes away and were able to get him in there just fine. He has croup again, and they prescribed him a steroid. So great, we thought it would be better from there. It wasn’t, we took him home and gave it to him and he threw up instantly. We tried again after eating this morning and he instantly threw up his whole bottle. My guess is that he is allergic. He is back at the babysitter today and we are going to push through it. I think we go see our new pediatrician in a couple days for a follow up, so I’ll letΒ  you know how that goes.

We slept on the couch last night since Everett went down last night refusing his bottle. We didn’t want to wake him again, for fear of him not going back to sleep. Needless to say, but we are a little tired today haha.

Work is going well, the only down side is seeing the snow piling up today. I’ll have about 6-10 inches to shovel again after work. I try to think of it as a workout haha.

That is all for me, I hope you all had a great weekend. I’ll see you again tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

First Coffee Talk Of The Year!

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Good Morning!

Since Everett has been back to day care for a full two days I have a sore throat and a stuffy nose. Go figure! I think I can get over it pretty easily and I really hope it doesn’t get worse. Other than that I’m doing well.

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I was able to exchange my Ethereum to Ripple. So I now have the currency that I wanted, and I am looking for good storage options.

This morning has been somewhat eventful, in that I was able to help the president of the company with a technical issue. I like helping him because it helps validate my worth haha. In a way. Speaking of work I am coming in tomorrow to get some overtime. We are replacing a whole network closet in the shop and everyone needs to be gone when we do it so we don’t stop production. It should take a few hours so I should make a nice bit of money. πŸ˜€

The other big fun for Saturday is my brother’s birthday dinner. He will be 28 on the 8th and we are going to celebrate tomorrow. He will pick where he wants to eat and we will all go and have a good time. We were going to watch the college football championship game and eat in on his actual birthday, but we decided against it.

Do any of you like watching college football? Do you have a favorite team? I am, of course, a Texas Longhorns fan, but I don’t follow it super close. I just like checking updates and watching bowl games. College players and teams tend to have better plays and more fun games.

I hope you all have a great morning, and weekend! I’ll see you again Monday. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

This & That

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I woke up with a very nice sore throat today, that is less than ideal. :/ I’ll be trying my best to not get sick, or get anyone in my house sick as well. That will be tough.

Tonight will be the last stated Masonic meeting of the calendar year. They are serving ham loaf, which sounds awful but is really good haha. We are electing officers tonight for the next Masonic year. I am debating on whether or not I’ll be going, since I don’t feel so great. I won’t be in an elected position, but will will be moving from one chair to another.

I have started working with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk program. I am skeptical and don’t think it will be what I am looking for but who knows, I’ll give it a shot. It seems like to start it is just really simple tasks for a single penny. If that is the case I can make like under $100 a month, which won’t really be worth it. If I can get some better tasks after I get started maybe it will be better.

I have also started watching American Horror Story on Netflix. It is one of those shows that will take a while to watch. You really have to be invested. It is also still currently being made so I won’t have every season available on Netflix. When it comes down to it will be able to watch close to all of the seasons then have to wait for the next ones to hopefully be put on. Oh, and try not to forget what has happened haha. The best news coming from Netflix is that the next season of Black Mirror will be released on the 29th of this month! Yes, yes, yes! I cannot wait to watch them all. If you haven’t seen it yet go watch it. One of my favorites. πŸ˜€

That is about it for me on this boring Wednesday. I hope to see you all again tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Where Have I Been! (For Shame)

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You may have thought that I fell off the flat parts of the Earth. Even though it seems that way it isn’t the case, I promise!I had every intention to post Thursday and Friday.

Let me explain. As you may know my baby had an ear infection, and my wife and I had head colds. He was already started on his antibiotic and starting to feel better. I was still feeling a bit under the weather. I woke up Thursday feeling worse. I came into work anyway because I didn’t want to take time off and not really have a medical reason. I quickly realized that I couldn’t think full thoughts and even walk in a straight line, without having a shooting pain in my head stopping me in my tracks. I spent the next hour trying to contact my family doctor only to have their line be busy over and over and over again…. Their phone system must have been messed up. I finally made the decision to leave and go to the walk in clinic at the hospital. Of course only to find out that they didn’t open for another hour…. I was clearly not in the right state of mind. When I arrived, at the correct time, I was seen and told that I had a bad sinus infection. At this point it was hurting in my ears and still shooting pains in my head. They sent me a script for some big horse pills. I took the next day, Friday, off as well because I was feeling worse than the day before. I really couldn’t even move the slightest bit without the worst pain I have felt in a long while. By the end of that day I did start feeling better, I wasn’t sure how much better, but it was significant.

I went to bed hoping that I would feel more ‘like normal’ in the morning. That was indeed the case. I woke up still congested but I was able to walk and bend down with out the pain. I was indeed clearing up. Just in time too! My dad and I were signed up for the company men’s outing that day. It started at 8am, but we didn’t go until noon. We were signed up for the horseshoe tourney and the cornhole tourney. I decided that this would be a good test of how I felt and maybe get some fresh air. We stayed and have lunch, dinner and some giveaways. The event was held at the local Amvets gun club. The weather was unbeatable, and the food and company was better. All around it was a great day. Here are just a couple pictures I grabbed.

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Sunday, since I felt like a loser for not pulling my weight, we spent most of the day cleaning and tidying up. Early on we got groceries, which was nice because no one was there at 8:30 am lol.  We later went for a walk around the neighborhood. I tried watching the Dallas game, but they had a lightning delay in Denver and then proceeded to get their asses kicked 😦 It was rough.

Today I am BACK! Back at work, back at blogging, and back to normal.Β  I have some catching up to do here in the office, so my post will be early. Sorry for going dark, but I’m back at it now!

I’ll see you all tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€