January 26, 2005

Cold #2 (and a Roundup of the News)

Just a few days after Marion was fully over Cold #1, the forces of nature decided that it was time for another cold, and Marion's nose began to flow again. She went seven months without being ill at all, and now she's had two colds in just over two weeks. This one doesn't seem as bad though, just a cough and the runny nose. She did have a slight fever a couple days ago, but that seems to have gone away.

It appears that Keleigh was lucky enough to get this one too, so two thirds of the family is feeling a bit under the weather. I've been fortunate enough to escape, once again a virus proves insignificant when facing my body's stellar defenses.

The Naughty Frogs practiced last night, which kept me up late, but Marion chose to sleep an extra hour, so I made up a bit of the time. That was very nice of her, and I appreciate it. The Frogs had serious talks of getting a drummer, a real drummer. We thought we might be able to get by with programmed (computer) drums, but they aren't really working out very well, and none of us can drum. We've tabled the discussion, not wanting to make a decision without putting some more thought into it.

Adding a drummer would be a big thing for us, as it would mean bringing someone in from the outside, who might want to actually be in a 'good' band. Hopefully we'll be able to find someone that's just looking to have fun and play some drums. That is, if we decide to find a drummer.

My water bill was almost three times as much as it normally is this past quarter, and I don't know why. We've been taking more baths instead of showers (about 35 gallons vs. 25 for a shower, as per About.com), so that accounts for some of the rise, but I don't think that would double our consumption. I gotta look for leaks.


At 3:15 PM, Anonymous said...

Extra water usage from extra loads of laundry due to extra poopy/pukey clothes? Just a thought....Carollyn


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