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So, the month of June was a series of ups and downs.

After 42 days in the hospital, Esteban was finally released. That was pretty awesome. Then I was bitten by a large dog the following week (which necessitated a trip to the urgent care, a bunch of gauze, pain and a whole lot of strangers staring at my nether parts) and then four days after that, I found out that I was no longer employed.

(By the way, whatever you’re thinking after you read that last bit, you’re probably spot on, but talking about it on the internet is messy, so I can’t really comment.)

So, punch to the crotch, both literal and figurative? Check.

Clearly the universe needed a course correction. So next day, we put in an offer on a new house.

Apparently, when you have a life-endangering event, you just don’t really give a shit anymore. All of the old fears and trepidations about change and uncertainty? Really not important any longer. Oh, it’s not like they’re gone — I’m still having panic attacks about my lack of steady income — but in the whole scheme of things, are we in the ICU right now? Is someone with a needle trying their best to screw up a routine procedure and put us in danger of a cardiac episode? Can we do something as simple as take a fucking drink of water?

Or, as Esteban put it much more succinctly, “You know, I almost died last month so I really don’t think this is a big deal.”

Yeah. We’ve got this. The second half of 2013 is going to be awesome.





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  1. Tiff wrote:

    Because whyever not?

    Good luck with it and everything!

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink
  2. Annette R. wrote:

    I’ve used that kick to the crotch thing quite a bit too-especially since my husband got cancer last year. It does make things look different.

    Hope you get the house and a better job too!

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink
  3. tmax wrote:

    Long time reader, but not a commenter. I just wanted to say that I was so shocked to read of the last few months! I had been wondering how thing were going. I am so glad to hear that Esteban is out of the hospital.

    You guys have had a rough year so far and you deserve some breaks now. Not literally though. Take care

    Friday, August 9, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

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