Get set…again

Today went a little better.  Mark gave me some specific cleaning assignments and I completed them, so I’m feeling better about myself.  In the meantime, he managed to get things pretty much ready in the RV and we also got his motorcycle loaded into the pickup truck.  We still have a fair amount to do tomorrow, and then we hope to spend the night tomorrow night in the RV so that we can pretty much head out on Monday.

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The cone of shame!

I guess I haven’t mentioned yet that we ended up keeping Tucson.  I had gotten a call from a neighbor saying that she’d heard of someone who might be interested in meeting Tucson, so I was getting all set to get rid of her, but Mark was really depressed.  He loves her.  To his credit, he wasn’t going to stop me from giving her away after what she did to me, but he was miserable.  I finally told him if he can take her to work with him and everywhere else he goes, he can keep her.  He took the passenger seat out of his work truck to accommodate her and he has been good at taking full responsibility for her. Continue reading

R.I.P. Sherill!

This morning I was taking a shower and had just wrapped a towel around myself when Fred walked in with the phone and told me there was an important phone call for me.  I took the phone and a man said, “Hello, Denise!  I’m Officer Seigler from the King City Police.  I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but your sister died this morning.”  When I hung up, I told Fred and he burst into tears.  The whole family met at the rehab center and sat with Sherill’s body until the undertaker came to take her away.  We were all in shock.  It has been a rough day, but I want to dedicate the rest of this post to Sherill’s memory. Continue reading

Back in touch!

I arrived safe and sound in Oregon on Tuesday evening.  Sherill and Fred don’t have a computer, so I brought an old hotspot with me and got a new SIM card on Thursday.  I had been trying ever since to get back online, but I couldn’t get connected.  This morning, I took my laptop and hotspot to a Verizon store and they couldn’t help me get on either.  I finally bought a new hotspot, so here I am! Continue reading