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The crappiest Monday EVER!

  1. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Y'all know the family issues I'm dealing with right now. Well.... I'm renting a house that evidently was FORECLOSED on without my knowledge, and I have 30 days to get out, or I can hire a lawyer and go to court to get 90 days to vacate. And then, I got laid off from my primary job this morning. The economy has hit it hard and I'm the last employee standing, so off I go.

    Anyone else with Crappy Monday stories to share?

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear that.

    2. Lily Rose profile image82
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So sorry to hear this, Lisa.  I hope you get it figured out - go back to PA w/ your daughter?

      I'm not having a crappy monday, although a surgery I was scheduled to have on September 23rd was moved up today to this wednesday - yikes!  Actually, it was offered, to me, due to a cancellation, but I am happy to get it over with, one more treatment under the bridge...

      1. lrohner profile image84
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Any surgery is something that takes mental preparation. So having one moved up that quickly? Yikes is right! Best of luck, swift recovery and let us all know how you're doing.

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          Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Lily Rose my thoughts are definitely with you this Wednesday as well.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I'm waiting for some medical tests on Wednesday and to speak with a specialist. The nurse practitioner I see told me last Thursday that it is highly, highly, highly unlikely that it's cancer. But I'm still terrified that she's wrong. But then I just keep focusing on her words that this is a bump in the road and I'll be fine.

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear that too.

    2. Lily Rose profile image82
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I hope it's nothing, but if it's something and you need someone to speak with - I'm 14 months post breast cancer diagnosis and nearing the tail end of all treatments and am very wiling to help anyone I can - but hope it's not necessary for you!

    3. lrohner profile image84
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with the nurse practitioner. It's highly, highly unlikely that it's cancer. And that's just because that can't happen to you, Nelle. My thoughts are with you, and everything will be FINE!

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you that's very sweet. Isn't amazing how tight this community is? And I'm picturing a beautiful place for you to live right now. Give me something else to focus on.

  3. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    Sorry to hear about your troubles there Irohner.  I would try and find a legal aid service there in Philly to help you extend your stay, especilly in light of what's going on with your grandchild.

    1. lrohner profile image84
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, LWR. We're all set and secure at the Ronald MacDonald House, and now that I have no job, well, that's a good thing right now I think! smile

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        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, LWR, I just got what you were saying. No. I live in Connecticut and have already contacted my attorney. But thanks.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Jeez both of you are having a tough time. I am so sorry for both of your stressors and hope that everything goes all right on both accounts.  I'll keep you both, Irhner and Nelle, in my thoughts and prayers.

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    sorry to hear about these misfortunes...try to keep your head up and stay positive

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Thanks gang.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I'm so sorry to hear that lrohner, that is awful. I'll send you a virtual hug.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you Nelle.

    Complaining about screaming kids outside sounds so minor now...

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Uninvited Writer. The daily routine of life must go on and all the little things still matter. This is the first [maybe] serious health anything I've had to worry about in my entire life. I have no emotional muscles built up for this. But I'm getting some!

    2. lrohner profile image84
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, UW. Much appreciated. Let's focus on Nelle. Sounds like she needs to keep her mind focused on everything BUT medical issues!

  8. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    @ lrohner - so sorry about the house & job.  Keeping you in my prayers.

    @ Nelle - waiting is the tough part, I had a lump & it was benign.  Will keep good thoughts going your way too! 

    @ Lily - Hope that your surgery goes well, thoughts are with you too!

    My Monday - it WAS okay, my son & daughter left this afternoon on a mini road trip.  They left after my daughter had her allergy shots.  She called when she got to the cabin to say both her arms are swollen, itchy, hot & her throat is starting to itch. Called the allergy clinic and they said take benedryl right away...if her throat starts to swell go to ER.  Thank goodness they are with their aunt & uncle.  So I'm a bit uptight that she is 4 hours away.  She has never reacted to her shots before sad

    1. lrohner profile image84
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OMG, Jane! How is she now?

      1. Jane@CM profile image60
        Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for asking! Last I heard, she was feeling better.  Thankfully - my niece is a Mid-Wife/Nurse Practitioner and is at the cabin too.

        1. lrohner profile image84
          lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Phew! So she's in good hands. (sigh of relief...)

          1. Jane@CM profile image60
            Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, me too!

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Nelle, tells us about some more of the famous people you have met or seen; you mentioned Julia Child and Kurt Vonnegut.

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Living on Cape Cod - of course you run into Kennedys. I used to help Joe Kennedy, Ethel's son pick out books every Sat. night - I didn't recognize him until he came in one night with mom Ethel. I don't know if Billy Bulger - brother of Whitey Bulger - is known in Canada. But when I worked in a bookstore, I ran his book signing. Billy not Whitey. Very fascinating man, lots of great stories, and Irish singing.

      Martha Stewart was eating in an Irish Pub in Falmouth MA, waiting for the Marthas Vineyard ferry. I saw a somewhat frumpy middle-aged woman eating alone. And thought gee she looks like Martha Stewart. Then the waitress told me it was her.

      The hubster is involved in building underwater resarch robotic vehicles, used to work at the Woodshole Oceanographic Institution, and I did get to meet Bob Ballard. He was very gracious and interesting.

      I used to take aerobics classes with Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan. One of my most embarrassing statements was "Gee, if you were taller, you'd look just like Nancy Kerrigan."

      None of this should make you think that I am in any way pals of any of these people. It's just a function of hanging out on Cape Cod and in Harvard Square.

      I most enjoy the artists, writers and actors. We have a huge tradition of arts and theater and lots of well known people come to do summer theater.

      We aren't expecting an Obama sighting, although he is just a few miles away.

      1. Jane@CM profile image60
        Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        WOW - I'm impressed!  I'd love to live where you are...so close to the ocean big_smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    It is a lot of fun Jane@CM. I'm glad you're daughter is in good hands. Great to have medical personnel nearby.

  11. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Wow Nellie, I know you say it is a function of living there, but it sure sounds interesting to me! I know little of Cape Cod, but will now go and Google it. Thanks! I must have missed some of your hubs, or maybe I have read them and forgot. I will go take a look. smile

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My hubs are no way that intersting. They are mostly just stuff hubs written to make money.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well I found the link to Cape Cod, and I think your approach to making money is transparent and honest, so it may take a while to retire! smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Oh Uninvited Writer, last Saturday we had author Richard Russo come speak to the town in the High School auditorim about his latest book, That Old Cape Magic. It was really nifty. I didn't meet him, but I think it's cool that Sandwich and a local bookstore brought him to town. They try for one author every Summer. We have a tradition that invites the whole town to read a book, and then he or she comes and speaks to us.

    We've had Geraldine Brooks, Alice Hoffman, and Jodi Piccoult as well. I didn't meet these people, I just sat in awe of their talent.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      On my one and only trip to the Cape, we stayed at Sandwich, on some shacks on the beach. It was during the time when Jaws was out smile

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm reading That Old Cape Magic now.  Russo is in my top 5 all time.

  13. Lily Rose profile image82
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    @ Irohner
    @ Nelle
    @ Jane@CM

    ~ Thank you all for your thoughts.  Unfortunately I've had to have so many surgeries in the last year that I think I'm getting used to it - scary!  This one will be laparoscopic, so it'll be outpatient - no hospital stay (last one was a week in the hospital!) thank goodness.  One more surgery after this one - probably in Nov - and my cancer treatment should be behind me.  By the way, I went this morning to have a PET scan -a full-body imaging to spot cancer cells - hopefully I'll get good news tomorrow!

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Fingers and toes crossed for you! Prayers and hugs too.

      1. lrohner profile image84
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Fingers, toes and every other body part crossed for you! You are in my prayers!

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are added to my prayers as well Lily Rose. and yes I will twist my body as much as I can for you too big_smile

      1. Lily Rose profile image82
        Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you , crazdwriter

        I will post tomorrow when I get the report - better say no more signs of cancer!

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          definitely true. Good luck and will be waiting anxiously for your report!

  14. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Nelle -- Didn't know you had that connection to the Cape. I have spent an inordinate amount of time there, and luv, luv, luv it. My fav place to visit was Wellsfleet with the sweeping dunes. When you get a moment, come on down to CT and visit!

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, that's a great idea. We will get passed all this crap and have a great time!

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    Ghost32posted 7 years ago

    Irohner, Nelle, I don't have a crappy Monday story...so, will a semi-crappy story do?

    (Assumes assent)

    We seldom get visitors at our remote acreage here, and we like it that way.  But today we had two.  The first was a neighbor we hadn't met, and he volunteered some information on how to get through the building permit process more cheaply than I would have thought possible.  So that part's not crappy.

    But a few hours later, here came a County Building Inspector.  Wasn't looking for us, as it turned out, but did take the opportunity to badmouth the fact that besides our camp trailer, we have 3 storage sheds and a semi trailer (also used for storage) on the land.

    Turns out that's a big no-no in Cochise County, Arizona.  Seems if you have a "real residence" (defined as Earth home, mobile home, steel home, stick home, log cabin, or some such) all squared away and earning the County taxes, they don't care if you've got a few storage sheds hanging out with the rest of the gang.  But sheds with an RV?  Gasp!  Horrors!  Kill the perverts!

    No, we didn't get fined, or cited, our our firstborn stolen to  be sold into slavery...yet.  What we got was a "friendly warning".  You know, a real warm fuzzy, like hearing the buzz of a ten foot diamondback rattlesnake coming and then noticing you're standing in the sucker's coils and the fangs are aimed directly at your crotch.  Very soothing.

    But no, not truly a crappy Monday.  Although  enough to leave my shorts a little on the crappy side.

    Now I gotta go build a house.

    1. lrohner profile image84
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have an idea...what about all of us Hubbers fly out to Cochise for a wild housebulding parteeee! Seems like Ghost could use the extra hands, and I've certainly got a lot of time to spare! What say all?

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        dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oh, wow. wouldnt that be so wierd? a hubbers class reunion? so long as science and religion were not brought up....I do have quite a bit of house building experience, and think that would be just the most fun thing to do!!!!
        hey Irohner, hope your wednesday is better then your monday.

  16. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Sorry things are getting you down, they will improve.
    In the meantime, just say: "Ooshit."

    1. Helen Cater profile image60
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Pearldiver I loved Oooosht...so funny.

  17. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    To the ladies that are or have or even did experience a crappy Monday - I hope today comes round a good but brighter smile

    Sometimes it all gets a bit sucky but things usually (hopefully maybe!) come good again big_smile

  18. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 7 years ago

    I'm hoping for a good Monday, one day, after a lot of crappy Mondays.

    Money has never been more difficult to come by.

    Like everybody else, I hope your tests work out, Nellie. And I hope
    lrohner finds a new home and job.

  19. DoodleLyn profile image79
    DoodleLynposted 7 years ago

    Wow...this all puts my broken tooth in perspective! I add my thoughts and prayers for all of you to the pool of good wishes already posted here. Lilyrose - hugs to you today as you have your surgery. We'll be waiting for your report. Irohner - Sounds like you have a positive attitude, and that is the first thing that will help you through. Good luck with the job hunt and house. Nelle - Praying for good results from your test.

 
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