Hello Fams & Friends!!!
Oh how much I have missed all of Y'all!!! I am finally home for good I hope after what has been a real nightmare! I want to thank everyone who has supported me through out these passed 5 weeks of hell! For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, my wife and I have a house that we bought 25 years ago where we raised our two boys and lived untill about a year ago when I retired from my job due to too many health reasons to list!
I had a depressed friend living there who I thought I was helping out after his wife died and he sold his house. The deal was he was going to help fix the place up and keep it clean in exchange for rent, the only thing he paid for was the utilities and a small amount for misculanius upkeep. Well he never raised a finger to do anything there, his excuse was he was too sick although many trips to the dr. and hospital turned up nothing except high blood pressure and depression. I understand what depression feels like so I let him stay there feeling sorry for him.
He came to visit us a little over a month ago and my wife told him that we had someone who was interested in renting our house. The market is so bad in S. Fla. there is no way we can sell it evan if we tried w/ all the forclosed & repo'ed houses there. This house was our nest egg that we struggled for 20 years barely paying off the morgage but never missed a payment!! I'm so mad at what's happened to our country but I better shut up about it now> GRRRRRRR!!!!
So anyway my freind got all depressed and said we were throwing him out in the street evan though we told him he could stay but would have to help more w/ rent since he hasn't kept his part of the deal! He moved out the following week leaving almost everything he owned in my house including dirty dishes in the sink!! He said that all of his "stuff" would more than pay for his living there for a year!
This left me with a house full of 25 years of living and raising our boys plus all of "Jack's stuff" that had to be out of the house in 4 weeks. This may seem like plenty of time but we now live 250 miles from the house in a much smaller house with no place to put all this stuff and not much help in moving it!
Being w/o a job for over a year now and being shot down for SSD twice has taken it's toll on our $$ sittuation and the cost of me driving back and forth 12 times in the last 4 weeks has cost us plenty but still much less than a moving company would have cost us.
Now I'm back home and our renter moves in tomorrow! We had painters do the whole house and then carpets put in the bedrooms while I was still scrambling to get everything out of there! We also paid cleaners a ton of $$$$ to make the place spotless today for her tomorrow! I got back home last night w/ my last load, our horse trailer full to the roof and my pickup bursting at the seams w/ stuff! Today I looked in our tiny house that already looks like a episode of "Horders" and my two sheds, one that I put up in a day between trips that are already full to the max and thought> What the hell do I do now???? We can't really aford to get a storage unit! Yikes!!!
So thats my matterial whining session, now for my health! I'm pretty bad off right now. I just can't believe I did what I did in the last month!!! My neck is so stiff I can't move my head w/o lightnig bolts going down my spine and my lower back hurts so much I'm walking all hunched over!!! Hips, knees, shoulders, feet and my stupid torn ankle tendon, oh there's just too much to talk about! It takes me about 10 minutes in the morning just to get loose enough to walk at all! The pain meds are doing squat!!
I know some of you thing "Wow this guy is a real winner! What a stupid! Why would he do all this stuff to himself then come here and cry about his poopy little pains to us??? I know Y'all are right but some of my friends here don't like it when I speak badly about myself so I'm trying really hard not too!!!!
Geese there is sooooo much more going on but I'm just too flat out beat up and tired to tell Y'all any more today! I am truely sorry about the whining and I know I have brought all this nasty pain on myself but sometimes a man has to do what he has to do evan knowing about the conciquences! Oh I wish I could spell as good as a 4th grader!!!
I'll try to write more and reply to more posts now that I'm home but am still gona be awfull busy trying to figure out what to do w/ all this "stuff"!!! I'm hoping to sell a lot but right now I'm hurting and totally overwelmed!!
I love all Y'all and hope everyone isn't suffering too bad!! I'm so glad to be back home for good and have my life back!!!
Your missing Buddy>
"Big Daddy is finally home!"