Sometimes I Feel Like a Piece of Bologna

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Another Busy Month

It’s been another busy month. I feel like a juggler, and I often feel sure that I’m going to drop something. We’ve continued the remodel and are almost done. Hubby has painted the room and I’m still decluttering hundreds of pounds of old files and records. Carpet was supposed to be installed Thursday, but someone messed up and it isn’t even shipping until Monday. Unfortunately, Monday we leave for about 10 days to keep our GenSandwich card active. So, it won’t be installed until we get back, making the move in very tight before school starts.

We own some rental property about 100 miles from here and had a water leak that has damaged the floor. I’ve been on the phone all week dealing with the tenant, insurance company, and contractors, trying to figure out what to do. I hate jobs that are 1) expensive (meaning a high risk of failure) and 2) that I’ve never done before (meaning a high risk of failure). I think I have it mostly figured out and Monday we will meet with all the players to finalize everything.

From there we’ll go on up to Mom’s. The rheumatologist we saw last month questioned the primary’s diagnosis and wanted more tests. All month Mom has been getting diagnostic test. We’ll get the results and see three specialists Tuesday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, Mom has been feeling worse and has been housebound more than usual. I’m really concerned that she’s not going to be able to live alone for much longer. That will leave us with a decision that is 1) expensive (meaning a high risk of failure) and 2) that I’ve never done before (meaning a high risk of failure). And this one is my mom…

Midweek, after all the doctor appointments, we’ll drive to southern CA for the other half of our sandwich and visit the kids, celebrating our DIL’s birthday. It will be good to see them again. That I know how to do! Then we’ll come home and have the carpet installed. And then school starts. And that I know how to do!

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2 comment(s):

Thanks for sharing, Pat. You're making a lot happen under stressful circumstances. That's not easy.

By Blogger Sandy, at 5:24 AM  

You're one busy lady! I'm surprised you had time to write this post.

I know what you mean about the deer. I had the making of an English rose garden in one of the few sunny spots in our forested lawn. Wish I had known before I spent all that money how much deer like roses. The sunny spot is bare now . . .

As for rent property? Yikes! I still have nightmares about my places, which were three hours from where we currently live. I still celebrate the day I sold them!

By OpenID lindayezak, at 4:51 AM  

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