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?
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...
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
sorry to hear about these misfortunes...try to keep your head up and stay positive
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...
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!
Thanks, UW. Much appreciated. Let's focus on Nelle. Sounds like she needs to keep her mind focused on everything BUT medical issues!
@ 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
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.
Nelle, tells us about some more of the famous people you have met or seen; you mentioned Julia Child and Kurt Vonnegut.
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.
It is a lot of fun Jane@CM. I'm glad you're daughter is in good hands. Great to have medical personnel nearby.
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.
My hubs are no way that intersting. They are mostly just stuff hubs written to make money.
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.
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
I'm reading That Old Cape Magic now. Russo is in my top 5 all time.
~ 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!
Fingers and toes crossed for you! Prayers and hugs too.
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
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!
Irohner, Nelle, I don't have a crappy Monday story...so, will a semi-crappy story do?
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.
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?
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.
Sorry things are getting you down, they will improve.
In the meantime, just say: "Ooshit."
To the ladies that are or have or even did experience a crappy Monday - I hope today comes round a good but brighter
Sometimes it all gets a bit sucky but things usually (hopefully maybe!) come good again
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.
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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