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General updates - home, family, work

May 5th, 2021 at 06:49 pm

Home: We haven't needed to do the plumbing repair I mentioned previously. Actually the pipe doesn't seem to be leaking anymore. I know sometimes when you first repair a pipe it takes a couple of days for everything to settle and there can still be a slight drip until it does. So far, so good.

However, we were waiting for a siding contractor to come out and repair a minor issue on the side of our garage. Well, that took a bit too long. Friday night there was a bad windstorm and it ripped about 1/3 of the siding off the wall. We were out of town but I was able to get a friend to come over, clean up the mess, and drive in a few nails to stabilize the remaining siding. Now we're waiting for the siding guy to come out and replace the whole wall.

The reason we were away last week is that we were in Florida visiting/helping my cousin who is dying. He is not doing well and will probably pass relatively soon. We got home care started to go along with hospice which I had set up when I was there in February. We came home on Sunday but we're already talking about having my wife go back down and stay there until the end whenever that may be. Once he dies, I'm going to take a leave of absence for a couple of months to clean out and sell the house and settle his affairs.

Work is going okay. The site where I work is closing at the end of the month and I will be moving to a new location. I'm not thrilled about that but it does have some advantages. The biggest one is that I'll be at a 2 provider site instead of working alone. That will be a nice change. And a lot of days, I'll end up seeing fewer patients. The new site is busier but not more than twice as busy as my current site. So for example, I might see 26 patients in a day while they see 42, meaning each provider sees about 21. And it's just nice to not be alone and actually be able to take a 10 minute break for lunch or dinner instead of having to squeeze something in between patients. I'll start at the new site on May 31.

Not too much else happening. A number of things are kind of in a holding pattern pending my cousin passing. Both personal plans and financial stuff (I'll be getting an inheritance when he dies).

So that's about it for now.

4 Responses to “General updates - home, family, work”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Sorry to hear about your cousin. Has your mom been down as well?

  2. disneysteve Says:

    LAL, my mom hasn't been down. She would like to but she also knows she just isn't really up to it. She's almost 91 and has had issues of her own. I'm not sure what we're going to do or if we're still going to try to take her down. Knowing he's dying is destroying her but I'm afraid seeing him in his current condition would be even more painful for her.

    My wife is heading back down tomorrow and planning to just stay with him until the end whenever that may be. He didn't really want her to come back but we didn't give him a choice. He didn't want us to come last week either but he was really thankful that we did once we were there. He just doesn't want to be a burden to anyone but we certainly don't feel he's a burden.

  3. mumof2 Says:

    sorry to hear about your cousin and I'm glad he will have someone there with him at the end..he will appreciate it so much....glad you will no longer have to be working alone, I hope the new place is as good as you want it to be...that sucks about the wall but at least when its fixed it should last awhile

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the siding. Yikes!

    It is good that you are taking good care of your cousin. I'm sure he appreciates all you are doing and have done for him. That's great your wife is going to go and stay. Bless you both!

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