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Rated: E · Book · Biographical · #2177669
A metaphor for my take on life and how it affects me.

September 25, 2021 at 12:00pm
September 25, 2021 at 12:00pm
I guess I missed quoted myself when I said "I'm Starting Over." Life is a continuation, except when you die! So I'm moving on, trying to get my mother buried next to my father. This should be completed on Thursday September 30, 2021. All of the paper work for the mortuary and cemetery has been completed and paid for. That leaves the service. I believe I've covered all the bases but I'm sure something will come up. "Murphys Law"!

After the service, we're going to the Mexican Cafe on Highland Ave, I think we'll have 22 people for lunch, and I know mom would be happy to see us all together. I wish we would co-mingle, but chances are slim that will happen. My brother and I were not close, and there is some animosity amongst the families.

My brother wants to decline the inheritance and let it go to his 3 kids. The only problem is this will require him to relinquish it, then all the money goes to me, then I'm suppose to decline taking his portion. The writing is on the wall and it's not pretty. I'm doing my best to change his mind, because it would be so easy for us to split the money. Who said "Life Would Be Easy", I know it wasn't me, I've been down this road before or one just like it.

There's more to come, and it will give me something to write about.

Life Is Good - God Bless

September 19, 2021 at 12:30pm
September 19, 2021 at 12:30pm
It seems like ages since I sat down and entered anything into this blog. A number of things have transpired since I took pen and paper and jotted down my thoughts.

Over the last few months I've been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in my colon. I was operated on September 1 and was in the hospital for 3 days. The surgery was successful and they took out the surrounding lymph nodes. After I came home I took 2 Eliquise tab on Saturday. Later that evening I noticed I was passing blood in my stool. It continued on Sunday and was admitted into the hospital for 3 days. Once the bleeding stopped everything went back to normal. I will see my cardiologist on Monday and he should recommend a Oncologist in the High Desert I can go to, for Chemo treatments.

While this was going on, my Mother fell and fractured her hip. She was in the Hospital for a week and was taken to a rehab facility. At 95 she didn't do to well and started going down hill. We brought her back to the board and care place she had been living at and Hospice was brought in to keep her comfortable. She passed on September 14, and will be laid to rest on September 30 next to my father.

My wife and 2 daughters will be going down to Rainbow Board and Care to clean out my mothers room. This shouldn't take too long and we will go and have lunch before we go back home. We will also stop by the Mortuary and drop off a dress Lou picked up for my Mom. Once this is completed we won't need to come back down to the valley, except for my mom's funeral.

October 1, 2021 will start a new chapter in our lives. I've been going down to my moms since 2006 on a regular basis and that has now come to an end.

We are now truly Desert Dwellers.

Life is Good - God Bless

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