Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Finally made it back home. Twelve hours of flying and changing planes. Today I unpacked most of my things. My cell phone had died out there and the replacement Verizon sent was a dud, the next replacement arrived this morning so I took it over to the office and got it setup partially. I have to go back again tomorrow to finish. Then took Grandson to lunch and to a movie, then to Walmart because someone had cleaned the fridge and there was no food. Which was probably good the mysterious cleaner came by because the food probably had rotted.

Our air conditioning had been shut off by "H" so the house smelled like mold, my plants, herbs, and garden were 90% dead, and out of five houseplants, one was still living. I think my letters/bills weren't mailed as I have messages from credit card companies to answer tomorrow. I went through everything today - and its the usual pain in the butt stuff for bills - the orthopedist bill keeps growing although I quit going to him in favor of Tumeric and MSM supplements which work better and even though the insurance company has made two sizeable payments to the bill. Its always something! My gosh - Wyoming is even a communication devoid land along with everything else and leaving anything for someone else to take care of is foolish.

The cats are a nice quiet change from boisterous dogs which I miss, and much less work - except I learned yesterday to never feed a puddy tat butterscotch pudding - had big messes to clean up this morning before pulling all the dead plants and many weeds filling half a big garbage container.

My mother seemed to be doing well - she had jumped into her pickup and took her BF to his physical therapy appointment the day before I left. I then took her to her post surgical appointment. Everything looked good and she doesn't even hardly use a cane. We did a LOT of work, my sister and I, before I left. I think she'll be fine if she doesn't fall. She is in much less pain than before surgery, there will be a couple of months with luck before snow sets in. Glad its done.

I need a bit of time to recuperate - my back is hurting fiercely and I'm completely exhausted. "H" is a bit frustrated with me, but I think as soon as I get some proper rest and try not to use my back much, I will get back to good function again.


Candy Minx said...

Yipppeee!!! Hurrah yippekay yah!!!

I really really missed you!!!

hugs and kisses,

Candy Minx said...

Oh god...I was so happy to see you here...I kind of skimmed through reading. I hope your back feels better and you get the place how you will have a wonderful sleep soon though. And it will feel nice to see the cats I bet.

Wandering Coyote said...

What an overwhelming amount of crap to come home to! I felt so heavy reading about all the un-attended-to stuff. It's fairly basic to water plants, isn't it? I mean, really.

tweetey30 said...

Happy home coming.. Its better to be at home than visiting and taking care of our family. I love visiting but I love coming home even better. Hope all is well..

Gardenia said...

Don't know the deal on the plants, I kept getting calls from "H" letting me know how healthy they were. Surely it didn't happen overnight! I even put all the houseplants on the cupboard by the sink. Go figure. Not sure how he lived in temps near 100 without A/C either, today finally the mold smell is leaving - I shudder - we need to get someone to come look at the portion of the house that was damaged from Ivan and not repaired quickly enough - I betcha there's mold in them there walls! Anyway "H" left me a bouquet of roses, obviously not from the garden. I was supposed to be very excited I think because he has been pouting and in bed since I got back unless he's working. I can't concentrate on romance with a list of a million things to complete...... what's wrong with me sham of a woman I am.

Biddie said...

Lol. Romance always takes a back seat when us women have work to do.
I would shudder to think of what would happen if I left Shawn alone for days on end. The dogs would probably be gone, laudry and dishes piled everywhere - oh, wait, I AM going away in a few months.....

tshsmom said...

What is this "romance" you speak of?

When I was in Duluth for 4 days, my guys were ecstatic to have me home. My son said that things just didn't run right when I wasn't there. Unfortunately, they quickly overcame this emotion.

Milla said...

Welcome back to your house!
'H' should buy you a couple of new plants as a 'welcome back' present :)

Louisette passion retriever, cat, memory Katanga said...

Lovely blog
Greeting from Belgium
Have a nice week.