Sorry I've been MIA since early July with being in VA helping take care of my dad until his passing on 8/3/18 with myself and others by his side. Glad I was able to spend his last days with him along with my sister and some other family members. I spent every day with him through two hospitals and one VA Rehab Facility. His last days in the hospital under hospice care I did NOT sleep at all. Was busy taking care of my dad and his medical needs for comfort. Sleep was not an option, I seldom left to eat or got any rest.
The funeral was beautiful and a picture video of his life I spent hrs putting together was appreciated by all. A WWII Navy Veteran with Navy Honors at graveside presenting the American Flag to me. That was a fight I refused to lose with my baby sis and niece. I stood my ground.
As soon as he passed the drama I expected began. Control of my sis and niece got a bit out of hand. I politely fought for what was right, (as expected) they were "voting" on things they had no clue about against me. Now we have 60 yrs of things in my parents vacant home that must be cleared out, decisions made, compromises made. Not easy but a task none the less. Most if it's just STUFF! Many things must be kept in the family by my parents request and trying to do so best we can. It's hard, real hard. My niece wanted the house up for sale ASAP, really? (Yup, weaseled her way into a 3rd of the estate. My older sis left her a millionaire, needs nothing.) Yes, things in the home need to be done quickly but geezzz. No time to go through everything, grieve...what's that? We have a local man who lives close to our home that's drawing up a contract for purchase of the home and wants to close 9/15/18, hardly 6 wks after my dad's funeral. That's good and bad but we will get through it.
I had to leave VA about a week ago to come home and rest and not need bail money. I have to go back early this week for several more weeks to get house cleaned out, estate sale/yard sale and get my things packed and sent to NC. It will be just ME there come this coming Friday as the baby drama queen goes home to GA the month of Sept. MAYBE I can get things accomplished faster by myself. I have some local HS friends that are going to try and help me out. Praying that they can. I'm forever grateful for the prayers, love and support of the POSSE and my friends. This too shall pass and then I can start to grieve the loss. Until then, I'm going to be out of touch until late September? Love ya all, mean it!
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