A Look At Our Week
It’s quite amazing how quickly life can change. At the beginning of the month my guy and I made a comment about how little we had planned for the month of September. Other than his family’s planned visit and a wedding in my family our month was wide open. The whirlwind of this past week has certainly changed that. I now find it hard to keep up with what day of the week it is and you can forget me ever coming up with a date.
Part of our drama is still around our water. Two weeks later we still have no water at our house. Last week after visiting my nephew in the hospital I returned home and found my guy quite upset after having talked to the well repairmen. The well repairman suggested that the entire well filtering system be changed to a completely different system due to the large iron content of the water. Even without changing the system, the part has to be replaced. Parts being replaced equals time without water. It took a week just to get the repairmen to look at the problem so we knew it would at least be a week before they could order and replace the part. We let our landlord know that we were upset about the situation and that we would be staying with my family while we looked for somewhere else to live or the problem was fixed. This caused a mix of emotions for me. I love where we live and had no plans to ever leave there until we found our dream home. The thought of starting over in another temporary home isn’t something that I am looking forward to, but I do not like living without water either.
We have began looking for what we are calling a temporary home to buy. A smaller, cheaper priced house that we would live in until we found what we really want then sell the temporary home. We have a couple lined up to look at once we return home. We have also dropped some of our requirements on the real home. We have a couple of those to look at as well. We still have some hard boundaries that we are not willing to give up just yet, and I’m not sure that we ever will. Neighborhood living is one of these. We really love the concept of living out on our own with no people in sight.
Last Sunday I came to visit my family and help with my nephew being in the hospital. His condition was pretty serious and he was slowly making progress. I went to the doctor with my mom on Monday for a check-up and returned home on Tuesday. It was hard to leave with so much uncertainty still surrounding his situation. During my visit it was decided that my guy’s family would not be coming for their planned visit. There were just too many issues popping up with everyone that were conflicting with the trip. I was bummed to hear the news but saw it as an opportunity to help out with my family. On my drive home I messaged my sister and let her know I was available to come back and I could stay with my nephew at the hospital so her and my brother-in-law could go to work. My sister was relived to hear of my offer and I made plans to return on Wednesday. My guy decided he would join me once we realized the water situation would not be improving.
Tuesday night we had plans to meet friends in Asheville, N.C. for a Tuba Skinny concert. This is a group that met on the streets of New Orleans and formed a band. The music was awesome and we had a great night. It was the perfect break from my stressful week. We spent the night there and headed out early the next afternoon.
My guy mapped out our route to Knoxville, we decided to take the scenic route and drove through Cherokee, N.C. and Gatlinburg, TN. We stopped in Cherokee and did a walk through of all the tourist shops. It was a beautiful drive.
Wednesday we arrived at the hospital around 5:30. I was set to spend the night at the hospital that night so that my sister and brother-in-law could sleep at home before working the next morning. My guy went home with my brother-in-law and I got some work done while my nephew played video games. My brother-in-law couldn’t stay away and returned early Thursday morning after checking in with work and catching up on his missed work.
My nephew was released Thursday afternoon. He will return next Thursday for another scan to see if the mass on his kidney is indeed a pocket of infection and will be gone since the infection has been treated. You cannot imagine the sigh of relief we will all breathe once we get that news. It’s been a hard week and feeling helpless is not my strong suit.
Friday night was the homecoming game at my nephew’s school. He was able to participate in homecoming but could not play in the game. He handled this very well and worked in the press box with his dad and then joined his team on the sidelines for the second half. His team and coaches have been constantly checking up on him this week and he was happy just to be with them again.
Saturday’s are for football in Tennessee. My dad was known for his UT football watching parties. My niece, home from college, requested a Vol party during the game Saturday afternoon. Petros, pigs in a blanket, and Vols cookie cake were must haves. It’s always great spending time with my nieces and catching up on all the ins and outs of their lives. My nephew has recovered well and is feeling good. His appetite is finally back to normal. Now just to get through the dreaded waiting.
We will return home either late Sunday evening or early Monday morning. Hopefully we will set up some house viewings for next week and make a decision for what our next step is going to be. I am ready to be settled.
I began this blog talking about how quickly life can change. It truly is incredible just how quickly everything can change. You never know what may be waiting around the corner. Embrace every moment and always live life to its fullest.
Hopefully next week’s blog will be filled with good news and positivity. Have a great week XOXO! Selfies with my niece!