Saturday, May 11, 2013

Oopsie! No Computer Again

Knowing I was about to get unplugged again on Tuesday, I hustled to the computer to pre-schedule this notice of my uncomfortable state of disconnectedness.

I had already pre-scheduled the announcement of Mike's book and David's guest post, so that was good. However, I had nothing ready for today or all of next week. I might get home Monday night, and I might not.

For those who don't already know, I'm in Illinois getting my Mom moved out of her apartment and into an assisted living facility. We've been going through every file, every box, every piece of clothing, every piece of china, etc. Then I've shredded, sorted and packed, talked to movers, and took Mom to all her various appointments. If all went well, the move took place Thursday afternoon. If there were any hitches in the plan, I may be here a bit longer.

That's life.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like a lot to sort. Just keep helping you're mother and we'll see you when you return.

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - I wish you well with this major change. I hope it goes smoothly.

Julie Luek said...

Oh Pat-- I just did this very thing in January with my mom. It was a lot of work both physically and emotionally. All the very best to you and your mom as you both make this transition. It's hard.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Pat .. all I can say is to wish you both luck, and the family too - it's such a challenging time ... but I hope your mother will feel easier being settled in a place with people to help her.

My thoughts - Hilary

Anonymous said...

Come back when you're ready, your priorities are with your mother.
Will look forward to your return.


lizy-expat-writer said...

Pat - I hope you and your mother are happy with her new home. And is there such a word as disconnectedness? If not, there should be - I love it!

John Paul McKinney said...

Enjoy your time with your Mom, as difficult as the chore is. I hope you can also take time together to enjoy the memories attached to all those boxes, files, pieces of clothing and china. Peace, JP

Jemi Fraser said...

That's a big change for your mom - I hope she's looking forward to it. I bet the move stirred up all kinds of memories! Take care :)