A few of my friends asked me about my disappearance from blogging during the past few months with my blog left unattended, and about me spending less time blogging lately.
Year 2007 didn't end well for me just like 2008 didn't start off smoothly. Towards the end of 2007, my apartment unit suffered from fungal attack. It set me off on a long mission to get rid of the fungi. I utilized my free time during weekends and after work to clean and paint the walls and my furnitures. Cleaning alone seemed not to work as I had tried using many types of cleaning fluids but the stubborn fungi kept growing after a few days. Cleaning followed by a few layers of paint or clear coats helped to stop the fungus growth. I was doing the job slowly and in stages to avoid getting overwhelmed and exhausted.
Most of the cleaning and painting in the major areas were completed when I realized that the cold symptoms my children were suffering from for the past few months had reduced much. I guess it must have been the fungi which has caused their health problems.
2008 appeared and I was still on my job to get rid of the fungal infection. It was my birthday when suddenly I got a fierce fever with terrible body ache. Initially, I thought that it was due to exhaustion from the painting job I was doing. I waited for four days before I was admitted to the hospital. I was diagnosed as having dengue fever.
It was a nightmare. Thank God, I survived from the virus attack and was discharged after five days and was on medical leave for a week. I lost some weight and was very weak for a couple of days before I recovered. Since then, my "anti-fungus mission" was put on hold.
After that, I was quite occupied with helping my sister in preparing for her wedding. Her simple but cheerful wedding ceremony went on very well despite some remarks passed by a few rich relatives and neighbours who felt that we should have spent more for a greater ceremony. Anyway, for me and my sister, we were very much satisfied and happy with the simple arrangements we made.
Apart from all this, I had also been constantly put on tight schedules at work. The company started a big transformation plan last year to recover from the continuous profit loss it was suffering for the past few years and also to compete with other world class maintenance organisations. Although it was good for the growth of the company and the company did declared a huge profit recently, it also deprived me of my invaluable time.
Although I don't blog often, I'm touched and so glad that some of my friends are still here to give me their support. I must thank all of you for being such wonderful people.
I guess this weekend is a good time to do some painting and to get rid of some of the stubborn fungi.