Unexpected Turn in the Road
Monday, January 21, 2013
We found out on January 11 that my dad's cancer is back. Since it's in his head it's obviously close to his brain. They offered more radiation/chemo but my dad said "To hell with that!" So now the prognosis is 2 weeks to 2 years. I'm guessing it will be closer to the former than the latter.
We were in Mobile last Sunday for the half marathon when my dad mentioned they were going to sell their Florida home in a popular retirement community. We offered to drive the 7 hours and get it ready and pack up their personal stuff.
What we THOUGHT was going to be a 3 day side trip -- (drive down, pack their stuff and run the vacuum, drive back) is now in its second week. No matter how clean you leave a house (and my mom is a fanatical housekeeper), leaving it empty for two years will take a toll!
So we've been cutting bushes, putting down mulch, calling repair people, cleaning, doing windows, etc. etc. We've had three showings so far and we have the last repair person coming today. It's amazing how fast the days go.
I'm afraid my eating is all over the board. I know there is some emotional eating going on. I haven't been Sparking much at all -- just haven't had the heart. Things will continue to be busy for the next week or so while we wrap things up here and head back to Mobile to get our trailer and go home.