Friday, January 23, 2009

Hockey, Staph and Paint!

We're now 3 weeks into the new year, but it already seems like a lifetime away that Dan and I were enjoying New Year's Eve with our friends!
With some stroke of luck we scored tickets to go see the World Juniors Gold Medal game, Canada vs Sweden! All I can say is WOW, what a game! The crowd was so loud it was impossible to hear the referee's whistle most of the time. Canada's victory made the night even more sweet. A once in a life time game and Dan and I are so lucky we were able to see it. Who knows when the World Juniors will return to Ottawa? Even that game, only 2 weeks ago, seems like it was months ago!!!

Tuesday morning after the game marked the beginning of finding out about Dan's infection. Since then there's been trips to Emerg, IV antibiotics twice a day, Surgery, and now recovery. Dan is doing awesome and is recovering so quickly! Other than the hole in his leg, you'd never know that he had surgery just over a week ago. The nurse no longer has to come to the house to debride the wound, but we do make daily trips to CLSC so that the gauze and packing can still be changed. The C&S came back inconclusive so we still don't know what kind of bacteria caused the infection, but it was likely a strain of Staphylococcus.
To add to the craziness, Nortel has filed for Bankruptcy, which now leaves my Dad and so many employees in limbo, not knowing what the heck is going on, and now with not a whole lot of job security, mind you Nortel as been was huge stress-ball for the past few years, and it's been a long time's to keeping our fingers crossed...
On a more positive note...
Tuesday January 20th 2009 marked the inaugeration of a new President of the USA and with it comes hope of a new way of thinking and governing. Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the 44th American President and with millions watching history being made we can see a much needed change on the horizon and feel refreshed and confident.
The house is nearly finished!! YAY! this week kept me busy painting both ceilings and walls. With paint on the brain, one has to wonder what person is in charge of giving paint colours their names?! for example, or living room is now "Spiced Vinegar" and the bedroom has acquired "Quiver Tan" both of them look great, but their names don't exactly describe the colours all that's easier to say "well the living room is a golden sand toned colour while the bedroom is a warm chocolatey brownish" (makes more sense to me! LOL)

This weekend the floor is going down in the living room which is super exciting, it will be a mix of black granite and bamboo hard wood. All we need now is the furniture and we'll be all set. After two and half months of house renovations we're finally starting to see the light at the end of the construction zone tunnel :)

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