I took some time to think
Monday, February 25, 2013
I've been away a bit and a lot has changed that I just haven't wanted to write about. Actually I wrote a huge blog about it, and then deleted the entire thing. Long story short, mom is going in for surgery on Monday to have 3 malignant tiny tumors removed. They're not too worried, but they are worried about me. I am headed over there for an extended stay again. I came back to my apartment last Wednesday. Dad had the WRAM show and Pete stayed for the weekend. Dad said I could come back, and I didn't think he meant tonight, but I'm packed and I'm going to head back over there to stay for a while. I'll be able to help around the house after the surgery, there's a lot I can do for mom while she recovers. It would be good for the whole family if we're together. Laundry, dishes, picking up my brother from work, all that good stuff she'll need help with. And I need help too. I'll be able to do what I need last Spring Break and that's clean and fix up the apartment without the cats here for my eventual return. So I'm pretty much packed up. Dad will pick up my brother and we'll get my stuff in the Odyssey. Dad will cook while I'm unpacking and settling in downstairs. I have a closet, and some drawers in addition to a bathroom and fridge. It's not a bad studio apartment and it has it's own entrance. Lovely view of the backyard, it's dark and quiet and the boys like being there. I can't sit here alone while my family is going through this right now. I'll keep putting money away and reaping any and all benefits of this arrangement. My dad is having me keep my car here so I'll be using his to get to work instead of mine. Nice deal. Little things like that will let me throw more money at my debt. I do wish I could have gone back last night, but the timing wasn't right. I'll get settled into my little corner and make my self right at home for longer than a week. I'll probably be there for a month or so. It's time to finish up getting ready. Maybe I'll write again tonight when I'm settled in for the night.