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   Posted 8/3/2010 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
mad  Man, I have so much going on right now and it seems like nothing is moving. I have not been working since January, was out on STD until June when the LTD was suppose to kick in but you know how that goes, they are so slow and will do anything to keep from paying you a income. I was suppose to hear the decision today but they didn't call (like , did a really think they would) so I called, left a message but no return call. So now I'm about broke, SSDI is in the works but that's going to take even more time. SOOOOOOOOOO... My husband and I finally made the dreded decision. We are leaving Wisconsin and going back to Texas where we belong and where my youngest daughter lives. We will end up moving in with her for what I hope is a very short time.
So, it's packing, moving furniture, cleaning carpets and cupbords, baseboards etc... I have really overdone it over the past two days and my body feels like I have been fun over by a freight train.I am not going to be able to keep up this pace. There is no way that my husband and I are going to be able to pack a uhaul ourselves so I will hire someone to come in and load, but getting to that point is going to be tough. We have until the 25th to get it all done. No family in the area.  It feels like the mole hill has turned into a giant mountain. How do I get this all done when I can't move. Almost falling asleep now.
The only good news now is that my husbands job is "open to the idea" of him working remotely from Tx. All his work is computer and phone based and he has worked that way for two other companies through the years. They just have to work out the details, but at least some money will be coming in. Praise God that my daughter and her husband are willing to let us intrude on their lives for a short while.
I know my God will supply my needs, so I'm counting on him now more than ever. I was the "provider" for our family, the much larger income and it's been a huge loss financially. Lot's of stress and I need my body to work right now.
Right now a hot shower and my bed is calling me.
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   Posted 8/3/2010 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi minnie, I am so sorry you are going through all this right now. I have a couple ideas for you to get help with the moving. Have you talked to anybody at your church about getting help. Alot of times they are happy to help you out. Another suggestion instead of hiring a moving company is to call your local job service and put in that you need a couple of people to work for a day. Im not sure how that works but it would have to be cheaper than hiring a moving company. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that you dont get to stressed out over all this. Hopefully you will hear from the LTD soon.
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   Posted 8/3/2010 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((( Minny ))))))) How rough. :( You've got that "it doesn't rain, but pours" thing going on, too. I'm sorry.

Shirley had some GREAT ideas. Could you try those?

Please don't think you're going to be intruding on your daughter. It is just a little while. Plus, she is probably thrilled to pieces to have her mommy so near her again! You need each other right now, I think.

Wisconsin is a hard place to live - I don't dispute that - both in terms of weather and financially. I hope Texas works out much better for you.

I wish I had some wisdom or good ideas - but I'm behind you none the less.
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   Posted 8/3/2010 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you are going through this but I'm sure you know that God has better plans for you.  It's hard work for you right now but think of it as exciting, too.  You just might end up with a better position than what you had. 
Get some rest and map out, daily, what you need to do.  If you are running from one project to another and running back and forth from room to room, that makes it harder on you.  Figure out what you need to do and what hubby needs to do and the most efficient way of doing it.  Then break it up into daily chunks and you will get it all done.  In a few weeks that part will be over.
It's wonderful that your daughter can give you a helping hand right now.  You know, not too many years ago, families always helped one another.  There was no reason for nursing homes, assisted living, etc. because families took care of each other.  With things the way they are these days, I think we may be heading back in that direction and there is nothing wrong with that, either.  But, you are still young and independent and you will be back on your feet in no time.  God does have a plan for your lives.
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   Posted 8/4/2010 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Keeping you in my prayers and hoping all works out.
Hugs and Blessings.

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   Posted 8/4/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
hugsss minny I think after all that, you deserve a nice soak and pampering.
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   Posted 8/4/2010 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Just one foot in front of the other, what else can you do? I can't talk, I'm terrible at this, but I believe if you can look at one thing at a time, things work themselves out better. Will be thinking of you.

This too shall pass...

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   Posted 8/4/2010 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Minny, Try to Stay calm. As easy as that sounds. All you need is to stress yourself out more and send yourself into a major flare. Thank God you raised a good daughter. That is what family is for. It is ok for them to help you when you need help. If the shoe was on the other foot, I'm sure you would do the same. Just take care of you. Pace yourself, take hot baths and keep the heating pad nearby. This too shall pass. Gentle Hugs and Prayers sent to you and your family on your new journey. Heather
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