Saturday, August 18, 2007
Today I am doing what I learned April 22, 2005 to pace myself.
Our house was foreclosed on after medical bills caused us to get way behind. Wednesday, August 15 at 1:45 pm, the real estate agent gave me 24 hours to get everything out of the house because he was going to have the locks changed on the house. My husband just had a joint replacement July 20th and could not help me. (He was so upset and felt so useless. He called a co-worker at the sheriff's office and told her what was going on...she told him it wasn't legal for the real estate to do that without eviction papers being served, but we just didn't want to deal with this man anymore than we had to, so she said she would help after she got off work at 4pm. The sheriff directed me to go get his pick-up to use instead of my little car.) To my surprise, the head dispatcher, sheriff's deputy and his wife and a city police officer all showed up with pick-ups and we worked fast. They guys had to leave at 6:30 to play baseball in a neighboring town and the head dispatcher had to go to Wal Mart in another town for a little bit. I was ordered to go home and cool off and rest until she got back. At 9:45 she called and said she was on her way to meet me to finish up. The deputy stopped after they won their ballgame to help us finish and we quit at 1:30 am. (I had to teach in-service the next morning at 8am and the others had to be at work at 8am also. We didn't get everything....but we did get the most important things. The head dispatcher lost her daughter, who was my daughter's best friend, in a car accident and she we determined to get all of my daughter's stuff out of the house. She was delighted to see how many pictures I have of the two girls that she didn't have. So, we are going to get together this winter and go through pictures. My husband was so worried that I was going to die in the heat and activity.
So, today, I am mowing the lawn with a push mower in quarters. I usually get done in a couple of hours. But today I am pacing myself. I sectioned it into four sections and mower for 1/2 hour and take a 15 min. break. My husband is happy and I am learning how to pace. This is very hard for me, but after getting sick Wednesday from pushing it, I am trying! Oh, I am drinking my water too.
One day at a time. Remember, this too will pass.
What a blessing FRIENDS are! I am just so blessed to have so many friends. I have way more friends than anyone deserves, but I will keep everyone of you!!!