It started a few weeks ago. I could smell gas every time I walked into the house past the heating system thingy.
Eventually after the neighbor also rang me to tell me that she could smell gas from our house, Yuval rang the gas company. They immediately turned off the gas to the house due to a major gas leak. Great.
No hot water nor gas for cooking for that night. I took the kids to mums, bathed the kids and made their dinner there. That as fun. Not. Just having to do it all alone (Uv at home with plumber, mum and rus at work), was difficult, and schlepping all the stuff along with us was hard.
And because I was at mums house I had to eat 3kg of chocolate just because it is there... I have no control.
Over the next few days the hot water was turned back on, and gas for cooking, but no heating. The house is seriously freezing with no heating.
Yuval had a backache during all this and went for a massage, the next day he was hurting heaps, we assumed from the massage. Then his neck started hurting heaps. So he want to the physio, kinda made him feel horrible too. So, he was hurting and feeling freezing in our cold house.
The other night, it was cold, but Yuval was shivering like crazy. I knew there was something wrong with him. But it was hard to know as the house really is cold. He was in the hot bed (electric blanket) so started to get too hot.
Tova got sent home from school for half a day during all this too, apparently she wasn't quite herself. But at home she was perfect. So I sent her back to school the next day.
I have my new electric throw rug, so I am warm sitting at my desk working each day.
Nissim is just tough.
So.. on Friday the 9th of August, Yuval rang me from work to tell me he had left work early to go to the dr as he has some strange spots on his body. Perhaps it was from climbing through the roof and getting pricked by the insulation.. or not..
A few hours past and I get a phone call "guess what?" he asks me..
Me:" um, you have measles and are dying?"
uv: "chicken pox"
me: "don't come home, go stay with a parent, your kids aren't immunised, go away!"
hahah. poor uv. He came home to grab some clothes. When he left I scrubbed the house down and changed all the sheets and so forth. I rang Tova's school to let them know and to ask them what they think I should do.. and why should I be scared if the kids get it. other than the fact that it is horrible to get.
The school nurse was busy.
I checked the blue immunisation books I have for the kids and discovered that they are actually immunised. The school nurse got back to me and said that Yuval could come home.
He came home and stayed away from us all as much as possible. We went to Shabat/Nissim birthday Dinner at my mums. No one wanted to sit next to uv, I had to serve him as no on wanted to touch anything he had touched. haha. Then he went to his mums to be looked after properly and get some rest. We haven't seen him since. We also thought it would be a good idea for Yuval to stay away so that we (the kids and I) don't infect anyone else we hang out with over the next few days. And I really don't want to get it.. My child hood memories of chicken pox are wishing I was dead.
I asked Nissim if he would like to skype Aba to which he replied 'no, I don't want to see him and his spots'.
Everything is much harder and lonelier without my spectacular husband. It is annoying without him.
Oh, I forgot to mention: The other night Nissim and Tova were playing some stupid game where they were falling back onto Tova's bed. It wasn't that bad, but Nissim started moving Tova to the middle of the bed so she wouldn't fall off the edge. He forgot to wait for her to move her feet as he was moving her hands. Her face struck the metal bed post and her tooth fell out. So the tooth fairy came during the night and left Tova a barbie. Oh the drama.