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Thank you @MarcyW882921 The support
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5 comments (5/18/23) Oh my goodness, OUR @Cadee2719 stopped in to chat with us. HAPPY DANCE!!! 💃🥳
Lol, you have been on my mind "dear friend" but wanted to give you some space as I am giving OUR Kathy @BeatleloverKT .
Some days and nights, WE all just DO NOT feel like "talking" and will when WE feel up to it.
Okay, some "questions" and as usual NO PRESSURE to answer. 👍
(1) Have you thought about contacting the LOA (local office of aging) for YOUR area? 🤔
They look out for us OLD folks in several ways.
So many SCAMS going on with "repairs" and IF you need assistance with costs, they would know where to go.
(2) Do you have any ideas on what STATE?
Virginia (at least in Roanoke) was CHEAP and OLD people friendly.
Lol, Florida, EXPENSIVE and we won't even mention the ELECTRIC bill from year-round heat!!! 😱
Luv you my friend,
Thank You I will check in with the LOA office. I have relatives in Idaho and Pennsylvania. I guess it will be a discussion with my son to see which state he is interested in. He was the one that said we should relocate. I feel bad for him as my only remaining son, he feels pressure of being the only child and thinks he is responsible for replacing his brother/father. I keep telling him that I can do it and he has his own life to live. He has yet to deal with the deaths of his brother, father and uncle. It has been 6 1/2 months since I lost my son, husband and brother. Do you think I am making decisions to relocate too soon? It is so nice to have a format to ask these questions and to have these conversations.
Continue to: encourage your son to be his own person and show him with actions that you are handling things (because you are). Much of the literature says you shouldn't make any major decisions for a year after a loss. Just like the grief process is unique to each person I think the timing for decision-making is different for each person too. Relocating is a big decision and is an additional stressor. I agree with Nicole that when you are ready, making a list of pros and cons is a good idea. Things like climate, moving expenses, car insurance rates, utility rates, homowner's/renter's insurance, housing availability, property taxes, state taxes, health care, support systems, etc.
Good to hear from you. Mothers Day, my son took me to dinner and we had a quiet, peaceful day. I am like a pogo stick; up and down. More things are breaking. Is it Karma? The city needs to replace the water meter; the pool filter broke, and the air conditioning in the car stopped working!!! With the way my life is going I just decided there is nothing I can do but take one day at a time, fix things and move on. I was always a busy person and I guess my husband is just trying to keep me happy?? by keeping me busy. 😂 I am and will continue to Take One Step At a Time and do the best I can. Wishing everyone on this site Happiness & Peace. I cannot tell you how all of you have helped me through the saddest days of my life. Nicole I hope all goes well with your new home. I, too, am thinking about moving out of state.
That's a lot to cope with Cadee. Household things can become exhausting. I've had lots of clearing out to do. But I guess that's how it goes. I go from one thing to another in my day and try not to think too much. Starting a book in the am, just a few paragraphs, a few more later in the day and save the rest for night. Helps me to detach from stresses. You take good care of yourself Cadee. The houses and repairs will be here after us!
Wow Cadee you just keep getting hit with things! You're right...all you can do is take one step and one day at a time and keep moving forward. You are definitely being kept busy by someone or something. I hope that you find some peace and happiness soon.
I was thinking of everyone on this thread tonight too. For me, lately it's been up and down. I guess it's no smooth ride. It was a lovely Mother's Day with two of our adult children. It was great to see them. Now I feel like I'm almost back at square one with the grieving. I wonder how all of you are doing with all these new adjustments? How was your Mother's Day? Not all days can be good. For me Easter wasn't good. But apparently I got through it.
2 comments (5/17/23) Dear @mc6844 , all we can do as Marcy @MarcyW882921 "reminded" is 1-step-at-a-time dear friend. YOU have made so much progress, it shows in YOUR posts. ALWAYS asking how WE are and wishing us a good day/night. Always so GOOD to hear from you 🥳💃
WE LUV YOU, admire you and here for you....
I was thinking of everyone on this thread tonight too. For me, lately it's been up and down. I guess it's no smooth ride. It was a lovely Mother's Day with two of our adult children. It was great to see them. Now I feel like I'm almost back at square one with the grieving. I wonder how all of you are doing with all these new adjustments? How was your Mother's Day? Not all days can be good. For me Easter wasn't good. But apparently I got through it.◀️
Thank you Nicole ! I admire all on the grieving thread too. It takes effort and resilience to keep moving forward. On all our individual paths and callings. I can also see you all growing in your situations. I'm happy for all of you and so nice to see! Take care now.
1 comment (5/16/23) Dear Marcy @MarcyW882921 , lol, A LOT to do!!! 🤣😂
Hope you are well my friend....
I was just thinking of you today. I hope you are busy in a good way as you create you new home!
I'm thinking of all the people on this thread and all their sharing and concerns. I want to wish all the Moms a lovely Mothers Day! No matter what kind of day it is, rain or shine, you will get through it. I'm sure your husbands and loved ones think you're the greatest Moms ever! Someday we will be with our loved ones in heaven. Now that's something nice to look forward to the future. At the appropriate time.
I wasn't sure if this was Nicole either. I agree with mc that you will be missed if it is you! Are you finally getting to go to Florida near your daughter? That would mean congratulations are in order! I don't know what part of Florida you might be heading to but I am in the southern part.
3 comments (5/10/23) Dear @mc6844 , got your PM! I no longer have the time for this site. Thank you SO MUCH for your participation! Take care my friend🤎🤗
I wasn't sure if that's you Nicole. If so we will miss you. Your kindness and caring and all your good work in this site for the grieving. Thank you Nicole. Many good wishes for your future happiness!⬅️
1 comment (5/10/23) Dear @mc6844 , they say stuff happens for a "reason" - I am still waiting on an AARP Tech number to hopefully get my issue resolved = I get to chat with you!!! 🥳💃
Lol, I want to TALK with them to find out WHY I am showing "logged in" when I am "logged out" 🙄🙄🙄
Want to WAIT to "log out"... Wish me luck/lol 🤣😂
Your friend 🤎🤗
Nicole thank you for letting us know you are OK. I'm happy you're doing well and moving forward with your life. Take care!⬅️
Yes Nicole thank you for reminding me that waiting has it's own rewards. Like getting to know all you wonderful people on this forum. Your struggles and courage to overcome, while remembering loved ones with respect is admirable. I think however after a while we all look forward to the new! Take care.
You will be missed by this girl. Take care, our dear friend. I hope you enjoy Florida-I live in Tallahassee, so this part of Florida is loved by me. Not so crazy about the traffic further south. Let us know how you are from time to time, and again, thanks for all your care and concern for so many of us.
5 comments (5/10/23) Dear Catherine @CatherineS641676 , thanks for your PM! Lol, way too busy for this site but know I will always treasure your awesome participation here. Thank you my friend 🤎🤗
You will be missed by this girl. Take care, our dear friend. I hope you enjoy Florida-I live in Tallahassee, so this part of Florida is loved by me. Not so crazy about the traffic further south. Let us know how you are from time to time, and again, thanks for all your care and concern for so many of us.⬅️
4 comments (5/10/23) Dear Catherine @CatherineS641676 I just came back from Walmart and see I received 2 AARP emails telling me you gave me "kudos" - Party Time 🥳💃 Thank you 🤗🤎 Lol, waiting on @AARPJanelleM to hopefully post a number to the AARP Tech person 🙄🙄🙄 as I always clear my cache and so on daily. My showing as being logged in (green button) all the time is not good. Issue started when they changed how we sign in. I think last month (senior moment/lol - forgot). Anyway, do not want to sign out again BEFORE I speak to them. 😉 Glad I followed my intuition and learn't to check my profile on my other phone. You can see what the public sees. The button is suppose to be GREY when you logged out. Lol, NOT mine. Got a PM from someone who thought I was still logged in. Anyway....
Your friend 🤎🤗
2 comments (5/10/23) Dear Catherine @CatherineS641676 ALL of you have ADDED so much to my 6 months (joined 11/14/22) here in the Grief & Loss Forum. Who knows, we may run into each other in Florida. Lol, Florida Girls!!! 🥳💃 Luv you my friend 🤎🤗
Just got back from Walmart, myself😁. Astonishing how much I can spend in a very short amount of time! Stay well, our Nicole. We are all so grateful for you. ⬅️
I would love that-we are going north next, but are always in Lake Worth for Thanksgiving and Christmas. (I do an early Xmas in New York with the boys). You are on the Gulf side?. And, yes, I feel like I found a friend in you, also. We shall see what the future brings, but having a beer or a glass of wine with you would be big fun. Keep in touch-pm is fine, too
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