Recently I’ve given you all a peek into the family messenger group or I’ve overloaded you with family pictures and given updates about our crew. These have proven to be very popular so I think I’m going to make that a regular feature.
This week I’m starting out with an extra crazy story from our oldest daughter Kelli’s family….
So Kelli called me last week and said guess how I awoke last night. I said, “A puking kid?” With three kids that were sick and all of them 2 1/2 and younger I thought that was a pretty good guess.
Kelli said no…I woke to Jason yelling and dancing around the bed. He woke to find a bat (yes a bat that flies in the night) on his back and arm. It had been on him while he was sleeping. Jason jumped out of bed and was trying to kill it. He ended up killing it by hitting it with a book.
The two of them eventually went back to sleep after the whole incident.
I laughed. I expressed my shock and surprise…and then we chatted about the kids.
I ended up talking to Kalissa a short time later and told her about Kelli being woke last night after the bat incident. Kalissa said, “Have they called in to get their rabies shots set up?” I said, “What??”. Apparently, Kalissa being an ER nurse, said that anytime anyone has a bat in their bedroom, they are required to get rabies shots. WHAT?? I had no idea. Kalissa said she has done them before and in all seriousness, yes, if you encounter a bat in your bedroom and there is the slightest chance you could have gotten bitten, you need to have rabies shots.
This was Kelli’s face when we told her.
That was me laughing. Sometimes when stuff is so crazy, laughing is about all a person can do.
So they went in and had their first round of treatment. I called Kelli and told her she should likely call and ask the vet about their dog as the dog sleeps with them and was in the bed when the incident with the bat happened.
The vet said the dog was fine and then offered that they could bring the bat in. They would send it to the state testing lab. The lab would determine if the bat was rabid. If it is, they have to continue with the shots over the course of the next two weeks. If it isn’t, they can quit the shots.
We are all in shock. Seriously…what a weird strange event!!
Kelli has a nice house and we can’t imagine how a bat got into the house…all we can think is there was possibly one in the attic and it somehow got in. Who knows…all we know is that the whole event was weird.
Sticking with the Hanken family…I told you that Eli, Kelli’s little guy has been having trouble with his ears. Ear infection has been plaguing him for almost two months with little relief regardless of the meds they give him.
Last week he went to see the ENT about getting tubes put in his ears.
He’s so cute in the car seat picture…
Here is Kelli’s report after the appointment.
“The plan is for Eli to get tubes on Dec 7th—Covid testing on the 4th. And if he acts like ha has anything between now and then, I can call in and she’ll put him on either oral meds or we will have to do the Rocephin shots again. When they did his hearing test, they said that he is able to hear as good as we would if we stuck our fingers in our ears. We also talked about Emmett and it sounds like they would do his if he gets another ear infection or if this one doesn’t clear.”
Craig got done with harvest. We’re all so happy. We have missed him LOTS. Life just isn’t the same without Craig around. I told Kalissa long ago that if she ever got divorced from Craig, I’m keeping him. It’s totally true.
On Sunday we ended up getting take-out food from the fundraiser dinner for the Catholic Church here in town. It’s always good food. This is the Waucoma-ins. All of us live here in town.
After we all played Ticket to Ride. So many people have messaged me and asked, “What’s that game you guys play?” HERE is the link for it. I saw the price for it when I got the link. Oh my. The game was over $40 when we originally got it. A couple of weeks ago I said it was the lowest price ever at $32. Today when I got the link it was $21. Oh my. That’s frustrating to those of us that paid the $42…if you haven’t gotten one and love board games, I think now is the time!! WOW!
Kalissa played for the very first time ever. She is not big on board games like the rest of us. I’m proud of her for giving it a try. She ended up liking it.
Later in the day I went over and helped Karl paint again. We are now officially done with the two bedrooms. I’m so happy to have that done. Now hopefully my shoulder can get back to where it was.
Remember I said our meal was from the fundraiser for the Catholic church? After I left his house from painting, Karl sent me a message and picture. Look what he won from raffles bought at the dinner.
My bachelor boy is going to have a festive fall wreath for his door. I told him I have an extra wreath hanger so he’ll be able to hang it. I wish it had been a Christmas one as we’re hoping his house gets sided by the time Christmas is here. The wreath would be a nice finishing touch to the freshly-sided house.
I want to tell you about something I discovered. I have a friend and the two of us walk when we can at about 5 pm. Well with the time change, that has gotten hard as it’s dark. Our town streets aren’t the best and the last thing I want to do is twist and hurt an ankle. We thought we’d have to quit walking but I had an idea.
I took my book light…this one…
and hung it around my neck. Then we walked. It worked WONDERFULLY. I feel much safer walking in the evening when it’s getting dark. It just hangs around my neck so I don’t have to worry about carrying it or dropping it. I love it for this.
I originally bought this thinking it would work for a cross-stitching light when I travel…but I don’t like it for that. I love it for actual light. I used this when we lost power one time too. I have hung it around my neck and go about the house. The light comes right with me and I have two hands to do whatever I need to. I’m in love with this light. If you have someone in your life that you need a $15 gift for, this is perfect.
You can find them HERE on Amazon.
That’s what is new here…by the way, the bat was not rabid. I’m happy about that!! It’s always something crazy around here. I’m so thankful I’ve learned to roll with the punches.
Update as of today:
Eli had a ruptured ear drum today so he’s back on meds.
Emmett’s ear infection didn’t heal so he’s on a bigger med.