Oh boy what a whirl wind of a summer.... In June my daughter got married, I also quit my job and of 7 years in order to start a new job with weekends and Holidays off. My Mother-in-law had a heart attack at the end of June, so that was back and forth to the hospital about 40 miles away. She is doing much better now after the surgery and recovery. In July I started my new job, still commuting and beginning to think I was too old to be starting over in a career. I have learned a lot and also a lot about myself.
I did not have empty nest syndrome for very long at all... In July my step-grandson who is 12 moved in with me. I got his room all set up in my daughter's old room. And he just settled right in. It is different taking care of a kid again.... strange how after a certain age they just become so self efficient, but so very nice.
In August my car was wrecked after a 17 year old girl ran a stop sign and just plowed right in to me. I am still working on recovery, and am in physical therapy. Car wrecks suck... not only financially, mind you my car was paid for, in super working condition, and I loved it. Well in the blink of an eye that all came to an end. I had a rental car for a week and a half. Then I drove my husbands Jeep for another week and a half. I was having such a hard time shifting the gears, I just had to go and buy another car. Come to find out through physical therapy the reason for the pain while shifting gears was dislocated ribs... that the doctor did not notice.
In September my mother-in-law had another bad spell and was pretty laid up due to a herniated disc in her back and she will be having surgery soon.
I just want you all to know that at my age it is challenging to take care of the elders and the young ones in the family along with working and trying to recover from a car accident. I am hanging in there and take one day at a time. I think as I am getting older my compassion for others is better than I ever remember it before.
I worked at my job for 2 1/2 months and now have been transferred to my home town.... no more commuting for me. I can't wait to save the gas money and put that to a much better use. I can't wait to come home for lunch. No more eating junk or fast food, and not having to pack a lunch is going to be wonderful. I am also looking forward to the free time (not driving)..... It looks like with all the changes that took place in a 4 month time period have been life altering, but I am really looking forward to these next 4 months.
Have a Fabulous & Frugal Day!!!!