# Thursday, 06 November 2008

I've seen this thing before, it looks familiar!

I'm sitting in my familiar chair, grey and comfortable (the chair, not me - although some may say those words apply to both), contemplating the object in front of me. It looks vaguely familiar, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Actually, I did put my finger on it, which is how you can read this blog entry.

All of which is a rather bizarre way of starting the first blog post for ten days. It's actually the first time I've switched on my computer for ten days, which is probably why it all seems so foreign. I've been so wrapped up in other things, that I never really thought about it. For someone that works with computers day in and day out, I didn't miss it at all :-)

Anyway, enough waffle, time for an update...

Boruch Hashem, the Mrs and Chaya Devoira finally came out of hospital after Shabbos, having been there for just short of two weeks. Chaya Devoira is putting on weight at a nice rate, and they seem happy with her. She was last weighed on Monday (it's now Thursday), and she was 2.76Kg, or just over 6lbs 1oz for those old-fashioned folks like me who can't get their heads around Kilos. They want her to get to about 4 or 5Kg (which is between 9lbs and 11lbs) before they will do the first of the heart operations, but the way she's going, that looks like being well within the original time scale of less than six months old. Here is a picture of them both in our house, just to prove that they got here!

The Boss and Chaya Devoira

Life here has settled into a semi-normal state. The Boss is still very tied up with Chaya Devoira as she needs feeding every three hours (Chaya Devoira, not the Mrs, although she would also like to be fed every three hours), so by the time she's fed her, then given her an impressive cocktail of medication, prepared the expressed milk and high-energy formula, got that down the feeding tube, flushed out the tube, tidied away the equipment and expressed milk for the next feed - it's almost time for the next feed! That leaves me running the house, although with a little help from the Boss, and without any commuting to the hospital, it's easier than it was.

Sadly, our builders have lived up to the reputation of builders everywhere, and the work in the house has dragged on. They're still here, although are thankfully in the final stages. It's all the little jobs at the end that seem to take forever, and make a disproportionate amount of mess! Quite apart from my usual dislike of having workers in the house, we could really do without them right now. Still, I'm sure it will be nice when it's finished! That's what we keep telling ourselves!

Not a lot else to report. My parents have gone to Eretz Yisroel for the wedding of my second cousin Shmuel Meir. We would have loved to have gone, but it was completely out of the question right now. My in-laws are coming in a couple of weeks, so that's something to look forward to. Apart from that, it's housework and nappies!

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