Thank-you Lyn: This has been a very busy and stress filled couple of weeks. I'm not sure when I'll be able to settle back into a "normal" routine. Christmas is just around the corner and we haven't heard whether brother and family, or sister, or my sons will be participating, ie. staying here with us over the hollidays. If I could have my druthers, I'd like one of them to come and take over for a couple days so I could go hang out with my sons. Get my favorite motel room in the city which now feels like home, and let someone else handle Christmas with dad and his wife in the nursing home. about three days. Next time someone asks me, what do you want for xmas, I'm going to say "three days off, in a row, and a couple of nights in a motel, near my boys." Heck with the turkey, I'll buy a can of cranberry sauce, a box of Stuff n such, dressing mix and a couple slices of smoked turkey from the deli. I get into a fairly comfortable bed, watch cable TV and only go and do whatever I want. Who knows, maybe there is a Santa Claus. I'm not sure if I'm out of the crunch yet as my dad's older brother , is having open heart surgery this coming week. We're sitting on the edge of our seats, waiting for that shoe to drop.
Then there's the big decision coming about, The Farm. Sell it, or not. You are right as is my son about the poisonous Blk. mould. You can't wish it away. The house would need to be stripped down to the concrete foundation, sprayed, then rebuilt, Not worth, i say. There's nothing holding us there except the memories and dad won't even have many of those. There are no particularly fond memories there for me. I almost died there.