Monday, January 22, 2007

Crazy Ride






This building a house thing has been a crazy ride! I honestly would not have done it if I could have seen the future... Who would have known that it would take us this long, that we'd spent six months in a trailer, go through record breaking weather for rain, wind, and snow, and move around several times into other people's homes! I have been very tired lately. All that being said, we sure are having fun as a family! This will definitely be an adventure that we'll sit around remembering and telling stories about for many years :)
On a sad note, Isaiah got burned very badly on Saturday. We were at Chris and Bill's (Christian's Mom and Step-Dad) cabin taking care of Josh and their foster baby Cassondra for a few days. They had just arrived home and Christian decided to make us all tea. Isaiah and Josh were playing a hockey like game on the floor and somehow Isaiah ended up playing underneath the stove. Christian was pouring the boiling water from the kettle into a tea pot he'd set on the stove (which had a wonky element), and then turned to listen to Isaiah saying something and accidentally knocked the tea pot off the stove. The water landed on Isaiah's back. I didn't see it happen but I did then see Isaiah jumping up and down in the air, screaming, and holding his back. We got his shirt off and him in the shower with cold water on and quickly saw that the burn looked bad. I rushed him to emergency and they told us he has second degree burns. He is all bandaged up and has to have a home support nurse change his dressing every day for the next two weeks. He is doing fine but I'm still giving him medication for the pain. The doctor told him today that he should not play sports for the next six weeks. That was devastating to Isaiah as he plays soccer and hockey everyday at school, loves P.E., and is playing soccer on a team every weekend. My poor sweetie!
The house is getting along. Bill is finishing the last gable today that sits over the front door and on Wednesday the roofers start. YEAH!! We should be seeing some nice progress soon :)

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Hey Jenn...great to see an update. But...as far as updates go I'd rather not read about such sad news. That's pretty scary about Isaiah! Poor guy :( I'm glad it wasn't worse but it does sound pretty bad as it is.
Do you have any sort of completion date for the house at all? What a year for you....the stuff legends are made of.

Jenn said...

Not a real completion date, but we're hoping by the end of March. Bill (Christian's step-dad), keeps giving us dates that come and go, so I try not to get my hopes up too much about an actual date. I guess that helps me get through this time...

Heather said...

Hi Jen,

I love all your pictures and I can hardly wait to see some new ones with your shingles on!! We are praying for you daily and I am glad that you are such a positive person--you are such a good example for me!! Love you oodles, Love Heather

katie said...

Hey Jenn and Christian!!!
I found your blog through the Gailitis' site! It is great to hear how you are doing! WOW! Can't believe you are building a house - it looks like it is going to be great when it is finished! Update on us - Shawn and I are getting married this summer (finally!!!) August 18th, when I finish Occupational therapy school in London ON. We just bought a house too!!! We are pretty excited! Well I will have to keep checking in to see how things are going! Glad I got to see your site. God Bless - Katie Lynn

Jenn said...

Great to hear from you Katie! Very good news about your upcoming wedding. How exciting! You've been waiting a looooong time for this! Keep in touch :)