Saturday, January 14, 2012
An update - the best news is that my son arrived safely in Williston, ND. The bad weather is following him but he beat it by leaving right after he got off work on his last day at his old job, he drove the 1,000+ miles in about 19 hours. I was up pretty much all nite worrying about him because he was in the mountains and I know he has a tendancy to fall asleep while driving when he is tired so family was trying to stay in touch to keep him awake while he drove. He did take a 4 hour break and get some sleep at a truckstop in Billings, Mt and that made me feel a lot better. Now all I can do is pray that this new job will be what is needed to help him meet the economic needs of his family-he is the father of 6. Because his youngest daughter has hydrocephalus the family will stay near Portland to be close to her surgeon. She has been doing well for the past 3 years but it only takes a short time for things to change for her. Three years ago, she had to undergo surgery 3 times in less than 3 months due to problems with her shunt - hours can be the difference between life and death. I know he is going to miss his family but after being laid off for nearly 6 months and then just having a contract job with lower pay and minimal benefits, he has been trying to pick up side jobs and was even driving a limo on weekends to try to pay the bills so pray that now they will be able to get caught up and then start to rebuild their lives.
More good news-we have a deposit on dad's mobile home and hopefully the buyer will have the rest of the money and we will have that completed by the end of next week. The 2nd person who looked at it called at 9 am today and wanted to go thru it again and she decided to buy it. It is an older home, but we have kept it up and made a number of improvements so I think she is getting a bargain and we are moving one step closer to not having to go there on a regular basis as it is really hard for me.
DH's cold is pretty much gone and mine is not getting any worse so maybe I will start to feel better by Monday. I made us a big batch of homemade chicken noodle soup this afternoon and we each had a bowl for supper. That is actually the first time I have cooked since dad's fall on Dec 23. We eat breakfast at home and have been eating soup and salad at Sweet Tomato most days after radiation. I know 2 meals is not good, but I just am not hungry so trying to make good choices on what we do eat.
Thank you everyone for all your words of encouragement. They have helped me keep going these past few weeks. I never realized how hard dad's passing would hit me-I thought I was ready because I knew it was inevitable, but I really wasn't and it came right as DH started his radiation so that was a double hit.
I keep saying things have to start improving and I am going to keep believing that until it is true.
May God Bless all of you. You are my angels on earth.