Well my two weeks off came to a close, and today I am back sitting at my desk working a job I don’t really like. The time off was filled with good times, bad times, and plenty of relaxation.
We first headed to family visit with his family. It was great, we spent time with his moms side, and got to see his bother who is in the Navy and meet his girlfriend. We went to dinner and hockey with the grand parents, and we went to see Star Wars as a family. It was a good few days. I later found out his Grandma on his Dad’s side was hurt because we didn’t drive the extra hour and half to see her. I was able to smooth things over with her and explained we hadn’t intended to hurt her feelings. It is just really hard when his dad and him no longer speak.
We had to be back in town to get his meds on the 23 so I went with, on the way home I heard from my sister that my aunt and uncle had an explosion and subsequent fire. This was my dad’s childhood home and my uncle had lived there for over 70 years. The house and its contents were a total loss. On the bright side my uncle escaped with minor injuries, and was able to make a couple of trips in to save farm records. My aunt was unharmed. The official cause has not officially been put on paper yet, but the fire investigator thinks that when lightning struck that morning, it came in on the copper lines from the LP gas tank, and when the furnace started up that morning it created the explosion in the basement.
On Christmas Eve my husband and I made it over to my dad’s and we went and saw the house (or what is left), it was still burning which was surprising but when you live out in the middle of no where and the wind was so bad, there was no point in the fire department sticking around, the house and the contents are gone. We are so very thankful that my Aunt and Uncle were spared. That night my dad was able to give some of my mom’s clothes to my aunt. Which is exactly what my Mom would have done this makes my heart happy.
My Husband, the dog and I stayed with my dad through Christmas and even the next day. It was great, it felt so good to stay with my dad, as it was the first time since my mom had passed that both my husband and I had stayed with him. We went to church on Christmas Eve, and my sisters on Christmas. Christmas in general was filled with food and family just the way I like it :).
Surgery went well and we spent the last week of my vacation being bums around the house, well he had no choice but to lay and recover so I was able to get a lot done, such as organizing my closet, getting rid of clothes, cleaning, and I even made homemade noodles and chicken. On New Year’s Eve we celebrated at eastern time with a kiss and then went to bed.
The following day we had to make a quick trip to the ER because his bleeding had picked up, but the issue was resolved and we only spent a few hours there.
My break is over, so I better return to work.
Next post I will talk about my resolutions for 2016. 🙂
Happy New Year to All!