I left the light on

@sallypup (20876)
Moses Lake, Washington
September 28, 2016 11:38am CST
My time here will be on again and off again- more than usual. A dear friend and spirit sister is in need so hubby and I have agreed to shelter her for a week or so. I drove about 2 hours yesterday to pick her up from her daughter's house. She waits for a spot in low income housing to open. That should happen in October. Should. Spots for low income housing are prized by many. Its been a year since her beloved passed on. Tonight we'll light the oil lamp and at least have a moment of silence. Thankfullness and memories and love. All wrapped up in fifty years with her beloved. We'll remember loyalty and good times and bad times. And what marriage is. I hope all is well in your houses and lives. Take good care.
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@Corbin5 (79057)
• United States
28 Sep 16
So glad your friend has you to help her through this sad time. I also hope she can move into low-income house as soon as possible.
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@sallypup (20876)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Sep 16
@Corbin5 I can;'t imagine being so close to homeless. She had a decent retirement plan but that went up in smoke cause her hubby had tremendous medical bills at the end.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Sep 16
@sallypup mine has been eaten up by needy kids I asked to help me in return but have done not as much help as taking
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@sallypup (20876)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Sep 16
@bunnybon7 That's just awful. I'm sorry to hear it.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 Sep 16
I see people like this all the time, and often wish I could afford many acres, I'd put tiny houses with little yards, and rent them out esp for those with low income. I'd have some really nice ones for those who could pay, to help. Heck I'd rent a few out for free, to earn those spots you'd do landscaping and mowing and gardening and stuff.
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@sallypup (20876)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt You would make a great admiral and leader for such a place!
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• Centralia, Missouri
30 Sep 16
@sallypup I have a dream of something like that, always have, the actual format of the place changes, but there is always many places for people to live with a common goal,.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
30 Sep 16
I'm glad you are helping her. It can be so hard when medical bills come - everything's so expensive and when you are old there's no way of making more money to supplement a retirement. So I'm glad she has a warm, safe place to be while her housing situation is settled.
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@sallypup (20876)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Sep 16
@Rohvannyn Who knows how long it will take for her to get into Senior Housing. The lists are super long.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Sep 16
yes I have a friend been offering to come get me but I have coco and don't know how she would fair there with their little dog. just the same friends like you and my friend are few and far between. bless you for such kindness
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@sallypup (20876)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Sep 16
@bunnybon7 This lady has a dog but someone is caring for her. My ark is full to the hilt with 2 dogs and 3 cats. Having an animal makes a super hard situation. Plus the dog could not hassle the chickens and turkey.
• United States
28 Sep 16
That's is wonderful of you and your husband to take her in and offer comfort while she waits.
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@sallypup (20876)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Sep 16
@abbygreenhill She finds our place restful. Good to hear from you.
@JudyEv (97391)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Oct 16
It is good of you to take in your friend. I'm sure she will appreciate it very much.
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@marlina (61000)
• Canada
28 Sep 16
Very generous of you two to take her in your home.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Sep 16
Sounds like a good spiritual time for you all. Hopefully your friend will get her housing soon.
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