Backup of David's Livejournal

David's Bad Week - Owari

Spent Labor Day in the ER because my son had a fever and couldn't breathe.  My wife thought he'd "code" on us.  Evidently, that's nurse-speak.  My daughter caught a fever that night.  Both kids missed most of the week's worth of school.  We're making it up now.  My wife caught a fever, probably stressed over the sick children, my business trip, and my problem at work.  (Yes, everybody's sick but me.)

I haven't lost my job, but I'm getting severely censured at work.  My boss is very disappointed and chastized me, I had to meet with HR to ensure there aren't any issues.  Legal is drafting a formal letter to put in my file, and it'll be ready for me when I return from Germany in a week.

All said, life goes on.


 pastilla on Sep 8th 2007 at 11:30 AM

 zannah on Sep 8th 2007 at 8:38 PM
I'm glad they let you keep your job, at least. Sorry about the kids and the wife, though - being sick is always a drag... Are the kids doing better now, at least? The James and I caught some sort of bug earlier this week that put us at home for a few days.

 dblume on Sep 9th 2007 at 6:10 AM
Thanks, Z. The girl has a frog in her throat, but otherwise everyone is OK. (Except for the wife's stress level. That can only be fixed when I return from Germany.) It's strange how I confided in my LJ friends when this happened. More of you know what happened than my real life friends.

 halophoenix on Sep 9th 2007 at 12:05 AM
::sigh:: I'm glad things are hopefully looking up. I want to say something along the lines of "it's up from here" or something, but I'm worried about tempting fate. Raevyn and I have been going on and on about this, just talking it over, and we still don't understand how you go into so much trouble at the office; it totally boggles my mind. ::sigh:: Anyway, have a safe trip, I hope everyone feels better, and I hope things look up.

 dblume on Sep 9th 2007 at 6:13 AM
Not "it's up from here" but "this too shall pass." That's also why I put owari in the title. I'm closing the chapter on last week. My management is new. They don't know me yet. And somebody else did something bad a long time ago, and what I did reminds them of that story. Although they can't tell me what it was.

 pastilla on Sep 9th 2007 at 2:53 AM
There is nothing quite so scary as seeing those numbers on the thermometer go up, up, up . . . sitting beside a sick child's bed, waiting for that fever to break. It unites you with all parents throughout the ages who've gone before . . . a helpless feeling, and such a relief when it's all over. re: work I'm searching for one of those "it never rains, but it pours" clichees. So sorry. Makes no sense.

 dblume on Sep 9th 2007 at 6:16 AM
You, Pastilla, understand completely. Scene: My son is choking, desperately gasping for air as I wait at a red light on the way to the ER. My car is boxed in. Lillian, staring intently at me, "your son is choking!" Me, faux calmly, a little too sternly, "I know." You should have been there.

 narilka on Sep 9th 2007 at 2:56 AM
I'm sorry your week was so terrible! I am sure things will be better soon.

 dblume on Sep 9th 2007 at 6:21 AM
Thank you, Nari! (Seriously, that userpic conveys interest or sympathy so clearly. I've always liked it. It's just nice.) Yeah, that week is done. We need bad weeks to balance the good ones.

 davidd on Sep 9th 2007 at 7:25 AM
That was a great week... to put well behind you, lock the door on, and melt down the key. German beer, dude. Put it to good use!

 neon_epiphany on Sep 24th 2007 at 11:13 PM
Sometimes, *owari* is the best word. This definitely sounds like one of those times.