For those of you who don't know, back at the end of August I had surgery, and they removed my colon. As a temporary thing while they wait for the reconstructive surgery they did down there to connect the small intestine to the rectum to heal up enough to be used, they gave me an ileostomy, which means stuff passes out into a bag stuck to my skin on the right side of my belly. It's quite annoying, and disgusting, but at least it's only temporary. This morning I woke up to find that it had come completely undone during the night and as such everything I had eaten for dinner was all over my bed... and me. I cleaned up the mess, took a shower, ended up falling back to sleep, thought "hey, this day can't get much worse" and was WRONG.
Our refrigerator has gone out. We lost almost everything in it. Couple hundred dollars worth of food all gone. Fortunately we didn't lose much in the attached freezer.
Oh, well, things can't get much worse now can they? I need to stop thinking that. We're raising some chickens, both as pets and for the eggs. Unfortunately, our first batch (2 roosters and 5 hens) are down to just 1 rooster and 2 hens thanks to a couple of dog attacks. A couple of days ago we noticed one of our chickens was sick, and built a quarantine coop to separate her. Today we noticed our rooster, and a couple of the Bantam roosters we have, are also sick. We're probably going to have to cull our entire "original" flock, which amounts to 2 large roosters, 6 large hens, and 9 Bantams.
Fortunately everything's not lost. We ordered a group of brown egg layer chicks from a hatchery, and they came in last week and all 27 of them are doing very well. And I've decided that I can't let a bad day like today keep me down. The first half pretty much sucked but I refuse to let the rest of it suck, and so far that attitude is working for me. I've actually had a bunch of fun doing absolutely nothing with one of my cats (although the cat may not have agreed.)
Pixel Perfect Pony
- Joined: Apr 06, 2011
- Gender: Male