Been Really Busy So Please Hang In There With Me

@CatsandDogs (13964)
United States
September 7, 2007 1:57pm CST
Hi friends! Just wanted to let you know that I've been so darned busy lately that sometimes I don't know if I'm coming or going! My parents are in the process of moving in which I painted the whole inside of their house with hubby's and my dad's help. They're no where's near finished with the moving for the two houses are 4 hours apart then my dad got really sick and now is in the hospital. He's getting out today (thank God!) but he has heart problems (3 heart attacks), diabetes, lung cancer (in remission). Anyway, he woke up in the wee hours on Tuesday morning (4am) and couldn't catch his breath and mom had to call 911. Yesterday I went up to get a load and took it to their new house which is an 8 hour drive both ways... I was dogged tired... so if I'm a bit slow in responding, please don't take it to heart, my email is so overloaded right now that I have to pick and choose which to respond to but I will answer as many as I can that I feel I have something to contribute to. So please bear with me. Thanks so much my friends! Blessed be!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Sep 07
You certainly have your hands full hon. Please don't worry about us, we will still be here when you have time to gat back to us! I'm glad your dad is out of hospital, but of course, he will have to take it a bit easier now, so that puts more on your already heavy shoulders. Just do what you can without killing yourself, your parents understand (and the last thing you want is them worrying about you). The move will be completed eventually, and then you can all relax! Wish I could help - I would if I was there.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Sep 07
That's very sweet of you Abby. I really appreciate it very much. I'll still be responding but I may have my slow moments and sometimes I'll be right on it depending on what's going on at the time. Hubby and I wanted to go up to my parents and pack all they have left and get it all down here where they need to be but they gave us all kinds of excuses not to so we're at a loss at what to do right now. They have to be out of their house by the end of this month and the way things are going, it'll be longer than that and my nephew and his fiance are to move in to rent their place the first of the month so they need to get their stuff out but.... it's like an ever ending circle. Mom wants to sort or clean things first before moving it and that takes time that they don't have right now and I've tried to explain that she can do that or WE can do that after everything is moved but she wants to give some stuff to Goodwill there in that town... why? I don't know for there's a Goodwill in her new area so why not give it to them? They have a good sized guest house to put all the stuff in so she can sort it while moving in to her home but she doesn't see it that way. ARGGGGG!! lol I don't want to put any more stress on them for she's exhausted trying to keep up and do the every day things and then dad going into the hospital surely didn't help things and now he needs to regroup with himself now that he's home which is understandable so let us, hubby and I do the work but they don't want us to until they get their stuff sorted and such. Oh geeze! When does it ever end? Soon I hope. I know I'm ranting on but gosh I'm so at the end of my rope.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Sep 07
Just hang in there, and it will all come to an end - eventually. Take a day at a time.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Sep 07
Thanks Abbey. I know it will. I know it will. *sigh*
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep 07
Sweetie please do not worry we will be here waiting till you have everything sorted I am so glad that your Dad is ok and coming home but it looks like he really needs to take it easier there Hugs to you
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Sep 07
Awww thank you so much gabs! You're a blessing of a friend! I hate neglecting my friends but so far I've been able to keep up but this weekend is when I'll be gone again to get my parents moved once and for all. It's very hard on them to have some things in one place and other things in the other place. Again thanks so much!
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep 07
Sweetie you are welcome and it is coming to an end soon and then you need to relax for a while Sweet Hugs
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
8 Sep 07
No need to respond to my discussions, as I can see that you have enough on your plate. Our real life is more important than My Lot, by a long way. Moving house is Soooo... difficult, & I dread the thought of ever doing it again. You are a big support to your parents, & I am sure they value it. Good Luck.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Sep 07
Oh I won't neglect you! lol No no no I won't do that. I just won't be able to respond in a timely manner but I will respond eventually but just wanted to let you and everyone else know the reason but that I haven't forgotten you. What I've had to do is, I made a file called mylot in which the discussions that I feel I have something to contribute to I put them in that folder and then when I have time I'll respond to them. Thanks for the comment about being of support. I'm sure they're happy that I'm around to help. Me too for that matter ;) I've been gone for most of the 16 years, hubby just retired from the army of 27 years, and now that I'm back, I want to help all that I can. Thanks for understanding! It's soooo appreciated!
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
31 Aug 08
Thank you very much for the Best Response.
@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
9 Sep 07
Sounds like you need to be with your family helping out right now rather than here with your friends. Do what you need to do sweety, we'll be here if you need us. Prayers going out for your dad and the rest of the family. Hope the move goes ok and everything settles down peacably. Bountiful Blessings.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Sep 07
Hubby and I wanted to drive up and pack their things for them but they told us not to because they're not ready to do that just yet. Mom wants to separate everything because she wants to get rid of a lot of stuff but I've tried to tell her that since she has a guest house she could do it there but no she wants to do it at her old house first.... argggg! lol So we're going up there next weekend for sure and we hope they'll be at their new house so they can't argue but we'll see. Regardless, we're going up there next weekend and everything is going to the new house.
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• United States
8 Sep 07
Honey, don't worry about the responses right now because folks understand that things happen and plus ppl have lives outside of being here at mylot(hate to say but its true) So don't worry take care of yourself and do all you can do I've been there especially the part of "not knowing if your coming or going". And I'm still there but coming around little but slowly. So you just handle what need to be and worry abour us Mylotters when you get things straight. PS Tell your dad GET Well soon and I have him in my prayers. BE STRONG!!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Sep 07
Thank you so much mom! It's such a blessing to have such understanding friends on here! I will tell my dad what you said. He'll be impressed and happy to know about it. Isn't it funny though that life has it's ups and downs? For me it's either being bored or running around like a popcorn kernel in a popcorn machine. lol Never a happy medium. Anyways.... hubby and I will be going up to help them move the rest of their things next weekend. We're going to make sure everything they have is moved once and for all so they can stop feeling so stressed out and WE can feel better knowing they have all of their things in one place. Oh that's such a dream right now. lol
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@ElicBxn (60083)
• United States
7 Sep 07
Take care of yourself, or you won't be able to help your parents and that's what's important right now. I'm glad your dad is getting out of the hospital, do what you can to make it easier on him. As I tell my mom, getting old isn't for the faint of heart - she's 81.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Sep 07
You've got that right. It isn't for the faint at heart. And yes I do need to care for myself more but I always think of others before myself. It's just the way that I am because of the way I've been taught. Hubby and I wanted to go up there again tomorrow to pack all the rest of their things so they can be down here once and for all but they've given one excuse after another not to so we're at a loss at what to do to help them. In the meantime, I've been working HARD to catch up with discussions everyone has put up and I'm getting there little by little.
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