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May 17, 2005

This Week's Update

We bought a beautiful dark blue Plymouth Voyager today. I think the accident and the new vehicle were a blessing, and I know God is in control of it all. I'm thankful for The Other Guy's insurance company being kind, and that we were able to find a vehicle to buy.

J8 has a bad headache. He thinks it may be a migraine. He's had headaches since the accident. I'm glad we went to the chiropractor yesterday. I got a massage before my adjustment, to loosen things up. It was great. It's hard, though, to see my oldest in such pain.

Last night we went to the tennis courts at the park near our house, and played tennis. First time for me. *grin* It was lots of fun, and Hubby is super-patient with my novice abilities.

I wonder if I'd have better eye-hand coordination if I had played lots of video games when growing up?

Our new house is wonderful. Still unpacking. Not settled in at all, because of so many errands and getting things done with the smashed van.

We bought a bunch of shelves the other day from Target. Still assembling them. Hubby's salivating over the idea of having all of our books out and accessible again. It's so wild--we had in storage books I didn't even know we owned. I've already come across several books from my Amazon Wishlist, that we had in storage and I didn't know it--like this one. Our boooks were in storage for about 3 1/2 years, and the few special pieces of furniture and other sentimental things were in storage for about 5 years. How time flies.

My brother graduates from college this weekend. I'm a beaming sister.

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Congrats on the new van and the newly-found books! :o)

Posted by: kristen at May 17, 2005 09:37 PM

Sounds like spring is beautiful in many ways for your family. Congratulations!

Hope the little guy is ok. Too little for headaches!

Posted by: sparrow at May 18, 2005 09:26 AM

Unpacking things from storage is better than Christmas. We put as little as possible into storage--mostly sentimental items and just a couple of pieces of furniture. And books, of course. So, it's amazing to unpack and see long-lost and cared-for things. An oil painting that I grew up wiht, and took with me when I got married. A raku pot I made in college. The big, red wagon that was J8's first birthday present. And the books. *grin*

Posted by: TulipGirl at May 18, 2005 09:46 AM

We have a Plymouth Voyager too. Sorry to hear about your son's headache :( Hope the chiropractor helped.

Posted by: Amie at May 18, 2005 09:56 AM

Our family was in a pretty dreadful car accident about a year ago- dh's arm is permanently disabled because he rolled the van three times, and at least one of those times, his arm was out of the window. Ew.

Anyway- all that to say that an ER nurse told us that one of the most common injuries that gets missed is soft tissue damage. It doesn't show up on x-rays. I don't know if it can cause headaches, but I know it can cause bronchitis and and pneumonia if the chest cavity is bruised- the injured person doesn't realize they are injured there, but will breathe shallowly because it hurts. Fortunately, thanks to her, our soft tissue injury only got to the point of bronchitis.

You might want to have your son checked out more thoroughly if headaches continue.

Posted by: DeputyHeadmistress at May 18, 2005 05:17 PM

We've some books that we haven't unpacked yet from our move (two years ago June 1). It's driving me crazy not re-buying some of them. But we don't want to unpack them until we have shelves up and we don't want to put shelves up until we take the carpet up and put the Pergo floor down. And we don't want to take up the carpet until we have four weeks to work without anyone in the family going out of town so that we can also strip the wall paper and paint the room between taking up the carpet and putting down the floor... And did I mention that my father-in-law needs to finish remodeling his house so he can come help us put in the built in bookcases...?

I may see my books again...someday...

Posted by: cjmr at May 19, 2005 01:01 PM

From what I've seen (I practice injury law), headaches are a common effect of whiplash-type neck injuries. There are various reasons for this. Your chiropractor can take a look at him and give him any treatments, as well as give him some exercises to strengthen things and prevent future recurrences.

Posted by: al at May 19, 2005 05:48 PM

Soon we will be moving and our books will be going into storage for a while. I am going to be picking a few out to read in the interim. How do I pick? Sigh. It will be wonderful when I can great the old friends again.

Posted by: Thia at May 21, 2005 10:22 AM

When I came home from IL, Hubby had set up the rest of the bookshelves and unpacked much of the books. (For some reason, a lot of the girly books are still in boxes. . .)

Posted by: TulipGirl at May 28, 2005 12:05 AM

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