Building An Earthship In Darfield, B.C.

We are a family of five living in Darfield, BC.
Our house is six hundred square feet in total and we are feeling cramped.

We have decided to build an earthship!

So starts the adventure ...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

H1N1 and us!

So it's still unofficial, but Chris is on day #12 of H1N1. He's feeling a whole lot better now and thankfully none of the rest of us have come down with it since he got it.

He went to the doctor last Wednesday as he suffers from a touch of asthma and has had pneumonia once about five years ago.  Better safe than sorry!  The doctor was pretty sure he has it, but really, the swab he took doesn't change how we've been treating it.  I guess if a suspected case of H1N1 presents itself at a medical facility they like to confirm it, just for science's sake!  (Anybody who thinks they have it should still stay home and self treat, unless there are concerns about it!)  Chris' symptoms have been mild-ish.  Certainly no breathing issues and only a low fever. Of course, he's been spending a fair bit of time curled up on the sofa looking miserable!

We still think the girls have had it, but of course, there is no way to be sure. They started to get a bit freaked out about it around Halloween, so I sat down with the kids sometime ago and walked through the math with them on Canadian mortality.  We then took out the numbers of people who've died from it because of underlying medical conditions and healthy people in Canada have a one in a million chance of dying from it.  I then looked up the chance of being struck by lightening in Canada and there was a slightly higher chance of being taken down by bad weather.  That has gone a long ways to calming them down.

Hope everyone has been getting through the flu season without problems!  Hopefully we will begin posting again more frequently!

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