my husband's relatives canceled, they were coming to visit today.

@writersedge (22579)
United States
February 26, 2011 8:24pm CST
Their son-n-law is having strokes. So the grandchildren are with them. Our home is not childproof (think my carving knives, our medication, etc.) so they canceled. Also they wanted to be nearby in case something happened and their daughter needed them. So I hope the meds they're putting him on stop him from having minor strokes and he can move on with his life. Meanwhile, we have lots of food to freeze. My husband had bought lots of food. We always cook enough for that day and to send some home with whoever vistis. Have you had very many cancelations? Have you had lots of food to freeze? Does it seem like lots of people aren't well lately? Do you think it's partially from the stress of this economy? How are all of you feeling?
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Oh I'm sorry to hear that. Strokes can be caused by diet and possibly stress. We don't don't get company as you well know, my husband and his not able to clean up and prefers to have no one in his "home"
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Well, we're taking turns inviting a couple each month and working on cleaning the house up. My hubbie and I are too much alike. We're slobs and we can think of lots of things to do instead of clean!
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• United States
27 Feb 11
Well there is also the stupid fact that he has no installed a bathroom sink and the kitchen faucet is still broken..The last time I had a friend over, she couldn't wash her hands in the bathroom after she used it, and she had to ask me to turn the kitchen water on because it is broken and it's hard to turn on..That's embarrassing, and I am getting ticked off because my 8 y/o son can't have a friend over and then come t find out that we can replace the kitchen faucet for 20.00 and not 70.00 like he said. Sure it would be a cheap walmart item, but it's better than nothing..
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Our bathroom sink works fine. If it didn't, I would buy purel. Our kitchen sink freezes in the winter, so I had to have him turn it off for winter. But the bathtub, toilet, and bathroom sink work. I'll have him try again this summer to make the kitchen sink pipes not freeze. Take care.
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Feb 11
We don't have that many visitors. My grandson has a PSR worker that does cancel occasionally if she is sick. That is a bout it. Stress of the economy? Always. And never much to freeze because we don't have much food to do anything with. Especially this time of the month. Luck to have anything at all.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
28 Feb 11
My brother's girlfriend loves February. Only 28 days.2 or 3 days less than other months, except leap year. Helps to make the little bit of $ go to the end better.
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Feb 11
I enjoy February for that same reason. It is like a nice break.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
28 Feb 11
Cultures that went by phases of the moon had 28 day months.Same # of days per month would sure make for consistancy. Thanks and take care.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
27 Feb 11
What a shame that you won't get to see your visitors, and I do hope that the guy finds some treatment which will help him. I haven't particularly noticed more illness than normal recently, but stress is almost certainly a factor if you have. It makes us more susceptible to illness when it does come our way, and of course can lead to all sorts of health issues itself. I'm glad you have a freezer to store the extra food that you've prepared. I don't have one, so when end up with spare food for one reason or another we just have t either eat it or give it away. The animals will always eat it rather than throw it away, but that seems a terrible waste. I've only had one cancellation lately, and that was someone who cancelled my visit to them, I wasn't able to be as flexible as I'd hoped and I'm now kicking myself as it would have been a super experience.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Feb 11
We're lucky in the States, all our standard-sized and biggerr refrigerators have a small freezer compartment built either into the top or bottom. They think the blood thinners will work. I'm worried for him and his family. He's only around your age and he has young children with a young wife. Sorry for the cancellation you and and the missed experience, maybe it will come around again. Thanks and take care.
@GreenMoo (11842)
27 Feb 11
Well they do where I live as well, but as I don't have a refrigerator either it doesn't do me any good! Actually, I mislead just a little as I have both a fridge and a freezer but not the power to run them. I use them as rodent free storage.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Feb 11
We all do what we can with what we have. If it wasn't for my husband, I wouldnt't be able to afford the electricity for such things either. Thanks and take care.
@rameshchow (5283)
• India
28 Feb 11
Many times we have tasted this situation. We are seeing for them by preparing all food items. In the last minute they called with the tone of "sorry, we are not coming...etc", And lot of food waste, we are not worried about the wastage of the food, we can give to others also, but the thing is, they(the friends) have to come and eat, that will gives full satisfaction. Have a nice day, God bless you.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
28 Feb 11
Yes, sharing a meal with others is what it's all about. Having them there is very important. Thanks and take care.
• India
28 Feb 11
Thanks Sorry Please, don't say these words with these three: --Parents --Life partner and --Close friends... I am responding as a friend. ahahha
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
2 Mar 11
I'm not sure I understand your humor.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Feb 11
I slept most of the day and now I have a headache, but the only people we have trouble with canceling are repair guys
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Feb 11
We don't even get them to call us back! When you live in the middle of nowhere, people don't want to come. When we get someone willing to come here, we put their info (card) on our refridgerator. We called three different people to cut down a tree. Three to drill a well. We're overjoyed if they actually call us back!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Feb 11
"ooo, you have cats, I'm allergic" ya know, its not like we didn't WARN them we have cats!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Most people figure ONE or TWO cats and that you'll lock them away when they come. If they're truly allergic, cat hair is everywhere and locking them up doesn't do squat. They think you'll vacuum the entire house, flood to ceiling, too?
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
27 Feb 11
I have had very few occasions when there were cancellations.If the number of expected guests is small it is fine.Otherwise it is a real prolem. Probably the issue is a serious condition ; that is why the grandchildren have also been retained.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Having as stroke is a cerious condition. Like a heart attack in the brain. A series of them is worse. Didn't I write about the son-n-law having strokes?
@GardenGerty (105274)
• United States
27 Feb 11
I am pretty well. I have a cold right now, but it is the first one I have had in about a year. We are in pretty good shape. I do agree that the economy is very stressful and that some people will suffer as a consequence.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Feb 11
First one in a year is not bad. Hope it goes away soon. I think when I'm stressed, I'm sick more often. Thanks and take care.