Whoa. It has been quite awhile since I last posted an update & life has been absolutely bonkers lately. For starters, a week ago I was diagnosed with pneumonia. While I’m on the mend and it was a mild case (not covid btw), it has forced me to take it easy and literally not get out of bed for almost a week. If you know me, this is super hard for me but with as sick as I was there was no way I could have forced myself to heal any faster. I already have terrible lungs so I am just super glad it didn’t land me in the hospital.
We’ve had some big changes for our family as Atom decided to leave his bus driving job a month ago for a different full time job that utilizes some of the skills he brought with him from his former career in San Diego. It was an incredibly hard decision for him to make because he absolutely LOVED driving the bus and making a positive impact on the kids he drove every day however we both decided it was time to move on and pursue a job that would be more financially helpful for our family and our renovations. With that said, our renovations have been at a standstill for the past few weeks while he was in training and adjusting to his new schedule. This is totally okay because we needed this time for all of us to learn new schedules without the pressure of renovating over our heads. The bad news is it will push off our completion date for the airbnb suite unit the spring. So sorry about that! The good news is his new salary is significantly more than he was making so once things settle down, we will be full steam ahead and have the financial means to purchase building materials easier.
Our weekends have been consumed with our oldest and his high school marching band. He is a freshman this year and this is his first marching season. Marching band out here in Indiana is so different than when I was in band in San Diego 23 years ago. The director wasn’t kidding when he told us during the parent meeting back in May that the marching season is a 1,000 hour commitment. But he is loving every minute of it & we couldn’t be more proud.
For funsies, here is a photo from one of my high school year books (circa 1998) of my band photo.
About a month ago a production company from a medical/health company (can’t say which yet- I’m under a NDA) invaded my house to film my asthma story for their international print media/video campaigns and it was such a fun day filming with them. Lungs are my life and I am always happy to share my story and advocate & educate as much as I can.
Here’s a random funny photo I took a couple weeks ago of our daughter yelling through a hole in the floor (from the old radiator pipes where we have some of the carpet pulled up and floors unfinished) down to our son who was in the basement. I laughed so hard!
Last but not least for this post, here is a spectacular sunset I captured back in August and quite possibly my favorite photo of the moon I have taken thus far.
Stay tuned for more updates!