It's been a month.
A crazy month.
If you haven't been filled in, let me fill.
It ended up that Ivan did indeed have strep throat. We took him to the local clinic for an appointment 'cause he still wasn't feeling real well and he tested positive for strep throat but the doctor was concerned that maybe he did have meningitis and sent us back to the ER 'cause they could test him right there. So back we went. He did not have meningitis but we got a prescription for antibiotics and stopped at Fred Meyer to fill said prescription. We gave him a dose in the parking lot and drove home. The next day I went to give Ivan his next dose only to discover that I had left the antibiotics, which were suppose to be kept in the fridge, in the van for over 24 hours. Oops. I called the doctor at the local clinic, who had me call the ER to get a hold of the the doctor who prescribed it, who had me call the pharmacy at Fred Meyer because they were busy. The pharmacy said that most likely the antibiotics were no longer effective and called the ER to see if they would send over a new prescription. They did and I drove to Tillamook once more to pay for and pick up another prescription.
Ivan finished his doses with no more mishaps and is now well and taking probiotics.
Then this last weekend we headed to McMinnville for a family get together with Erik's family. We got there Friday night and Saturday morning at about 8am I got a call from our neighbor across the street. She noticed that there was water leaking out of our house and running down our foundation and it sounded like there was an off kilter washing machine going inside. She woke up Pastor John next door and they got the water shut off. Pastor John then broke into our house to survey the damage, we called our home owners insurance and Erik and his brothers and dad took off for our house.
We had hooked a diaper sprayer to our toilet's water supply, which is a handy little device that sprays the "messes" off cloth diapers into the toilet, and the nozzle failed, spraying water around our bathroom, flooding 1/2 our house for about 18-20 hours.
At this point in time carpets, linoleum, laminate floors and some drywall have been removed. Fans and dehumidifiers have been running and things are getting dried out. ServicePro responded quickly and have been amazing to work with in getting all that taken care of.
Restoration comes next and we're not sure entirely at this point what that entails and what that means.
The only thing I know right now is that my house is unlivable until further notice. So we spent a few nights camping in our friend's yard and we are now taking a short visit with my parents.
Forced vacation. But I like it.
And I'm doing okay. God provides. I have yet to feel entirely overwhelmed and I'm just waiting to see what happens next, knowing that somehow it will all be okay in the end.
God is good.
I will sing praise to the Lord all my life. I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
No matter what.