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7/7/18 10:27 A

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Yay weekend!

It was a long week, most people were on vacation all week and getting anything done was tedious and by the end of the week downright contentious.

Heather, I'm pretty certain you haven't heard anything because of the holiday. Hopefully next week everyone will be back and you'll hear good news!

I'm hoping I can get some good stuff done this weekend. Randy knocked it out of the park on his day off and did a lot around the house. The heat has broken a bit and I slept way late this morning (bad for diabetes but I needed the sleep).

Jen

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7/6/18 6:38 P

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Heather - I honestly think the holiday is the reason but I’d say if you haven’t heard by Wednesday maybe shoot out an email checking in?

Also, I loathe Alex Jones. He thinks Newtown was a hoax and that all the children crying about the shooting at their f*cking elementary school were child actors.

So happy it’s the weekend! My piano is getting moved into the house in a couple hours, tuned tomorrow morning, and then I can play her!!! I’m. So. Excited.

xoxo

Edited by: BADASSBLONDIE at: 7/6/2018 (18:42)
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7/6/18 3:56 P

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Aging parents are a challenge, for sure. My parents are 78 and 80 (mom and dad) and so far they are doing well, but we've noticed of course they are starting to slow down.

My parents have always been a bit, shall we say, ornery. They also sit and watch Fox News constantly and I swear that has not helped our relationship at all, as they believe every thing they hear there. In fact, last Sunday or Monday, I don't recall which, I was talking to my mom and she mentioned something about a Civil War that was going to start on Wednesday and that she didn't want to have to shoot me when I come to visit on Saturday, since I'm a Democrat. Well, I didn't quite know what to say to that! I just said I could assure her that I wouldn't be armed. I didn't know about the whole Alex Jones thing about some crazy Civil War starting allegedly on July 4th. I felt like I had gone somewhere really crazy in that conversation. Thankfully I don't think my parents are actually armed. But you know, I'm gonna ask when I go down because honestly, I think she was trying to be funny, but it scared me just a little bit. And people who are starting to lose touch with what's going on around them should not be armed. I think even Second Amendment diehards might agree with me on that....although maybe not....who knows anymore......

So, it's 4 on Friday and no word from either job I had final interviews with, so I'm chalking it up to the holiday and getting on with my life.

I'm off to exercise, then shower and pack for the bridal shower tomorrow.

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7/6/18 10:54 A

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My best friends parents were in that type of bad situation except the wife wouldn’t leave or put him anywhere. He could be combative and scary. She’s not completely there, but has been clear that she wanted to care for him even though she couldn’t even care for herself. He passed away a couple of months ago and now the wife is suffering from PTSD and is often confused. She finally has let my friend get her set up in an apartment with two meals a day and a fair amount of support. That was the house I was helping pack up.

The weekend I got back from that we found out that my mother-in-law doesn’t always recognize my father-in-law now. It came as a shock, but in thinking about it, they got together only twenty years ago, so the memories are just not there. She remembers her husband who passed away over twenty years ago. They just signed a lease on an assisted living place, but their caseworker says that after they do the medical evaluation to expect they’ll tell them she needs more care than they can handle...who knows what’s going to happen. We’re the closest to them, but all the siblings have opinions (sigh).

We’re supposed to get up to 100 degrees in King City so we’re going to the other house this weekend. I want to go kayaking this weekend at Moss Landing and see adorable otters! Get away from it all.

“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”
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7/6/18 8:37 A

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Hi all!! Well, it's Friday, and I've yet to hear from the interview from Monday or from the one from last week. It's a holiday week, right? I keep telling myself that.

In the meantime, I have paying (and some really slow to pay) clients so I'm focusing on getting everything done that I need to get done by next Friday because starting Saturday I'm on vacation. Seems strange to go on vacation as I'm still unemployed, but really I've been working hard to find a job and gain clients and work on clients so I really could use a little fun. We will visit family in VT for an obligatory birthday party over the weekend, then come home for Sunday night, then drive down to the shore on Monday. I just can't wait for the beach.

Speaking of beach......I signed up for a beach body on demand course with a trainer. It's someone I know through a friend, and she gave me a sample workout and I liked it and I'm so tired of trying to do this alone that I thought I'd give it a try. It's thankfully not very expensive so I can afford it right now. I'm excited to have a program to follow. I'm tired of fighting this weight alone. I'm very excited as it's online so I can do the workouts anywhere on the laptop!! Who knows.....maybe I'll like it so much I become a beach body coach!! :)

So, it's work on the house and clients today and then off to Maryland for a bridal shower tomorrow. I feel like perhaps I'm getting my energy back. I've been feeling very low the last week or so. Part of it is that time of the month, but part of it is the fact that I'm at the end of the longest period of not working I've ever had in my adult life. I sure hope they offer me that job, but if now, we will hang on and I guess I'll have to hustle more paying clients. :)

Have a great weekend!!! Enjoy!!!

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7/4/18 11:10 A

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Hi all - Happy 4th!

Heather - I totally feel ya *hugs* sending a lot of wonderful vibes your way.

Same heat wave over here too. Oooof it is HOT. Our A/C broke last weekend but mercifully got fixed on Sunday. Looks like today's heat indices will only get to the mid 90s (*only*?! ha!), which is better than it was this past weekend at least.

Life is going well on my end. Liking the new job (in the middle of week 3 now), still working out a bunch, and things are going well in the personal life. I feel very lucky, especially after some of the awfulness of earlier this year.

Now to go hang out with the husband, watching Supernatural (a terrible show that we love) and lounging the day away.

xoxo

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7/4/18 8:26 A

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Wow, that's a scary story. I imagine in some ways it's very common as care falls mostly to family members as we don't have any way to provide that kind of care without quite a bit of money. I'm sorry for your friend as I'm sure that was terribly frightening.

Your husband is very kind to have helped as much as he could with solid advice and support.

Sorry I've been MIA and thank you to Carol for getting us started this week. I've got a lot weighing on my mind right now and I've been a bit introspective this week. I'll share more later but mostly it's getting to me that I still don't have an outside job. I'm gaining clients, and that's good, but I still need to nail down an outside job for now.

Today we are having a quiet celebration at home. Hubby doesn't like parties unless it's with his siblings, so since they are far away, it's just us today. He's out on his bike club holiday colors ride, so that gives me a little quiet time. The bike club asks everyone to wear a flag themed bike jersey and so it's a nice thing.

Last night I walked into a 25 pound dumbbell my hubby left in the middle of the family room, stubbed my toe hard and then as I stumbled, I got the worst Charley horse ever. I thought I had torn a muscle. It took hours for it to lessen and it still hurts today. Ugh.

So it's rest and stretching for me today!! And work on accounting things. At least the real heat broke!! That's a good thing!!

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7/2/18 5:17 P

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Hi Folks,

Never made it to the lake this past weekend. Things kind of took a different turn. My husband's college buddy spent Friday night with us enroute to rural Virginia to visit a friend suffering from Alzheimer's. He was to return to us on Monday on his way back home to Atlanta.

When he got to the friend's house they decided to go out for a dinner. The male friend became difficult when he was told he couldn't have a 2nd drink to the point that they had to leave before their meals came out. They returned to the house and the wife packed a bag and said she was leaving because she couldn't handle it any longer. Our friend talked with her and got her to agree to return the next day about lunch time. She came back late and our friend decided it was probably best to return us. He had had almost no sleep that night as his friend would get up, turn on the lights and stare at him from the doorway. What a situation to handle. He knew nothing about the medical history, nothing about what meds needed to be given (or not given), didn't know where the wife went to, didn't know what to do for his friend as he slipped between knowing what was now vs from years and years ago.

We received a phone call early into the evening asking my husband (a physician) what should he do? OUr friend was obviously shaken by things and didn't know what would be the best thing to do. My hubby gave him some guidance and told him to call back regardless of the time should he need further help. Hubby also told him to call 911 should the man become obstreperous and inform 911 folks that he is just a visitor with no responsibility for this man and that the wife had left.

The family cannot afford respite care and, clearly, the wife needs help in coping and managing her husband's illness. Where are the social workers or the doctor in assisting this family? It makes me angry that people are left in these awful situations. This family doesn't have children they can turn to for added help.

The wife did finally return and wanted to leave again immediately. Our friend had a long talk with her to try to get her to reach out to whatever supports where locally available to her. Once he felt she was back in control of her emotions he headed back to us.

It was difficult for all of them. Our friend has a 96 year old mother he is caring for at his home that he had to be sure to get back to.

So it's been a peculiar weekend. Maybe we'll be able to get to the lake for a few hours on the 4th.

Hope everyone had a good weekend.
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7/2/18 12:49 P

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Hi folks!

Major heat wave here! I plan on seeking out water as much as I can this week lol we headed down to the beach on Saturday and it was good to float in the ocean for a bit to stay cool.

Cutting my lunch walks to 15 minutes too, we have heat indexes of over 100 here (Heather probably does too). The thing that drives me nuts is that it's still 70 in the office. Talk about a shock to the system!

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7/2/18 10:27 A

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Good Morning! What are you guys doing for the 4th? We are all meeting at my sister’s house. The kids made the plan so we don’t know what’s up. Regardless of what we do, it’s sure to be fun!

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