Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Long time now..

I admit, 3 months is a long time to go without posting on this site.  Now though, as I sit at home with my family who are suffering through the flu (and currently napping) I felt it a good time to get back on here.  Weird thing about this flu going around.  I got it on Friday and suffered through the worst parts of it during the weekend and Monday.  Karlee started to feel ill Sunday night just as I was coming out of it and then our boy Jacob came down with it on Monday.  Here it is now Tuesday, and the only healthy one in the whole darn house is Claire..  ????? 

I'm not complaining!!  :)  Just strikes me as odd that she avoids this kind of illness..  She always was more resilient than the rest of us in the sickness department, and I've gotta say I'm glad she still has that trait, because this was not a fun flu-bug to have to fight with..

Anyways, enough about our being under the weather, that's not why any of you read up on this blog, right? How about some updates?

There have been a TON of new things going on here at the Fuchs household and we have been busy, which is part of the reason you haven't seen any activity here..  The other reasons fall under exhaustion, frustration, and well, just being overwhelmed by it all. 

Let's start from where we last blogged.  Claire came home and all the home-prep busywork started.  The remodel of the house, which I was taking on, was definitely starting to take shape at this point though it was not completed.  I'll try and journal this with some photos peppered in along the way to keep you on top of it as well...   Here goes...

When Claire got home, we had about a quarter of the inside of the house tiled and ready for her - NOT exactly where we wanted it to be, but that quarter included her bedroom, so she had a place that was finished & she could call her own...   It wasn't too long after she came home that we got it all set up with her things...
This is doorway seen in the video sequence (A Tour..) at about 1:50 into the video.
It was our guest room..  The hallway was tiny and the bathroom was way too small to fit any kind of wheel chair.  With the removal and moving around of walls and with the help of some great people, we were able to open it all up and make it ready for Claire..  Ohmighosh the bathroom!!!  I haven't put the finished photos of those on yet either..  Here you go...

Wow, this part of the blog took a bit longer than I expected to put together!  :)  Been a while since I've gotten on here, I hope I'm not losing my touch at the controls of this computer..

The day has gotten past me and I've got to get moving on some other things before I run out of time..  I will post more later..  Maybe tonight if I get the chance..  IF.. 

Here's a teaser of what's more to come:
  • More House Progress
  • Jacob & What He's Up To
  • Claire and.....Movement?  (little victories are still victories)
  • Our Quest To Find A Wheelchair Van


  1. We are so grateful to see your update. We understand frustration, fatigue, little victories and time. Know that we are praying for you and confident.......something will be accomplished each day, no matter how small it seems.

  2. Hugs....thank you for caring for us.