Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Just call me the drug pusher...

I think I'm ready to go home ... wherever that is ... I think we are all allergic to Limon.  I have seriously spent more time at the doctor's office here than any other place we have ever lived.  Today I was there with two of the kids.  Leslie ended up being diagnosed with a UTI and is on an antibiotic for that.  She seems to be following in Kelly's footsteps, but that is another post entirely.  

Christopher has been complaining for the last three weeks, off and on, about a pain in his left thigh.  This morning, JJ came down the stairs to tell me that Christopher couldn't get out of bed, his leg hurt too much.  After helping Chris get dressed, I carried him down the bed and deposited him on the couch.  Moving his left leg even a little bit hurt so much that it was hard for him to lift his left leg off the ground even a couple of inches so I could slip his pants on.  I called the doctor and got him an appointment at 10 a.m.

We had to borrow a wheelchair to get him into the doctor's office.

After the initial exam, Christopher went for xrays.

How Leslie entertained herself while we were waiting for the xrays.

The diagnosis:  transient synovitis.  I've read a lot about this today and still don't completely understand it.  The bottom line is that it is unexplained pain in the hip.  Some websites say it is a type of childhood arthritis.  All agree that it is painful and mostly harmless.  There should be no long term effects and it should go away in a month or so.  Ibuprofen for the pain and crutches for the walking (at least for the next few days).  They also took two large vials of blood to run tests to rule out anything more serious.

Between all the doctor visits, illnesses, and some other things that are going on, it might be time to move back to a less "toxic" environment!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

House Part 13: Cracks and Septic

The first few pictures are of some of the cracks that happened when the house was transported.  (When I talked to the finisher today, January 6th, he said that there are actually fewer cracks in this house than he usually sees in houses that are set over a basement.  I was surprised since there are a TON of cracks.)

The next set of pictures are of the septic system.  I won't bore you with the details (mostly because I don't remember all of them), but it needs to be said that this septic system was designed with a six year old master toilet clogger in mind, and his two year old accomplice.  There are lots of clean-out places to make it easy to service.  Nothing says "I love you" like a working toilet!
The pile of dirt they removed to put in the septic tank.  It is in the ground over 10 feet deep.

The trench leading out to the leech field.
The drain pipe line.
From the roof.  You can almost see the septic tank in the big hole just below those pipes on the left.
Another view of the septic tank area.

The water trench from the well (above) and the water entrance into the house (below) as viewed from the roof.

The trench from the electrical pole to the side of the garage.  The trencher is parked in the middle of the road to keep people from driving over the ditch.

250 feet of electrical wire to go in the trench.

The water line in the garage as seen from the roof.