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Death and Catastrophes Come in Threes

Posted 10-22-2012 at 10:11 AM by sschering
Updated 10-22-2012 at 10:14 AM by sschering

I have to say it's been a rough few months around our house.

Back in August my Grandmother in-law passed away.. She had several strokes and had been slipping for months. Her passing was expected so we were well prepared..

2 weeks ago I got news that my Grandmother's health was deteriorating and she had been moved to Hospice care. 4 days later she passed away. Thankfully she was a organized kind of lady who didn't want to burden her family. She had set up a savings account with enough money to cover her expenses, plane tickets for the whole family to fly to Indiana, Hotels, car rental, meals and even trips to the zoo for the kids. She really made a hard time much easier to cope with. Thank you for that Grandma.

This weekend capped off the dreaded three.
Friday night we were out for dinner and got a call from my mother-in-law. Niki's dad Joe was up working on the roof of his rental home alone patching the roof and fell off trying to get back on the ladder.

He was in the Pendelton Hospital ICU with a broken his arm two skull fractures plus possible spine injuries. By the time we got home they had called for Life Flight to transport him to Portland. We put the kids to bed with the teen in charge. Hauled over to Pendleton to pick up his wife and made a midnight run to Portland arriving at 4am. By Saturday afternoon he was stable and alert but in a lot of pain.

We managed to get back home by 10pm Saturday night and pick up my step son and his date from his homecoming dance..

Sometime soon I need to go out to Castle Rock and ride Joe's dual sport back to their home in Pendleton. He's not going to be riding for awhile.

No more please! I've had enough for quite awhile thank you! I just want to go ride my bike.
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    OK just to top off this WTF kinda month my Damn shed burned down tonight.. 7 bicycles, pressure washer, saws, spare motorcycle parts, both my ladders, air compressor, my new Torro mower and the old spare mower all gone..
    Posted 10-23-2012 at 11:18 PM by sschering sschering is offline
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    Life likes to come at us when we least expect it and it also likes to test us. Stay strong and keep your head up. You have a community of people to vent too and help you along your way.

    Try to find any good out of any of the situations that happened. My grandma just passed away, she was sick just like my mom and has been fighting with Dr.s for a long time trying to figure out what it is. I think of it as she is no longer suffering. She can finally relax.

    Just an idea, i know how hard it is. Thats one way i coped.

    Jeff B
    Posted 10-29-2012 at 11:45 AM by Husa570 Husa570 is offline

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