Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Uck . . .

So, lots of drama here. I've been in Fairbanks at a family funeral. My sister's husband passed away last Sunday so I've been up there lending support and helping her organize. She's only 28 and has never been on her own. She needs some help with finances and sorting her life out. He didn't leave her in the best state financially so it's bit of a mess. Sigh . . . .

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Then I get home and the dishwasher is plugged and full of water. I took that sucker apart and it does work again. However, who knew that water would shoot so far out of this little white thing? I'm actually pretty good with the mechanical things around the house. I get to fix most of the stuff just because my husband is gone half the time. I don't mind because I learn a lot of things. However, most of it is trial and error. Error = lots of water squirting up to the ceiling.

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School ends in three days so there is plenty of things I need to accomplish there. Grades, room cleaning, loose ends, etc.

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I am going to try and finish the two jackets by the end of May but we'll see if I get it done. I've got a lot of stress goin' on here and I'm still trying to help my sister out by doing her resume, researching Alaskan state law, and putting her finances in order.

31 comments:

Mary Nanna said...

Condolences to your sister. Nothing more tragic than a life ended too soon.

Martha said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your BIL. Many thoughts and prayers for your sister. Awfully young to be widowed.

Vicki said...

How tragic. She is lucky to have you to help her.

Lori said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your BIL. I am sure your sister appreciates all your help and support.

Imaan said...

So sorry to hear of your sister's news. I am sure she appreciates having you around. As for the jackets, and miniSWAP, you can only do what you can do, and you seem to have a LOT on your hands...

Gorgeous Things said...

I'm so sorry about your sister. How tragic to lose her husband.

JoanneM said...

Take time for yourself Dawn. With your talent to take care of "everyone and everything"(impressed with your plumbing skills!) you must rejuvenate. School is almost done so you will have time to help your sister and take time for your self.
Take a long run. Clears the head,clarifies the priorities. Take care.

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

In 1986, too was widowed at a very young age...my husband committed suicide. Please, please stay involved with your sister. It was people like you that got me through that horrific period in my life.

I'll keep you all in my prayers.

angie.a said...

Here's a big hug for your sister, and for you. Bit of stress with MY sister this past week too, so I really can sympathize. I'll be thinking of you!

gwensews said...

So sorry about such tragedy. Your sister will continue to need you. Sewing will always be there. When it rains it pours!

Bunny said...

My deepest sympathies for your loss. A young life lost is no greater tragedy and my heart goes out to your sister. I was in a similar situation with my brother. Your staying close to her is the best gift you can give her right now.

Sally said...

I'm so sorry about your sister's husband, Dawn! I have no doubt you are a huge help and support to her. Just don't forget about you in the process.

marysews said...

Handy is Good! I'm sorry for what your sister is going through. May I suggest this forum: http://forums.delphiforums.com/nomoredebt/start

AfricaLiving said...

Thank you for sharing. I love your blog and wish you and your sister well. And if it's any consolation, your PR mini wardrobe is still my favorite. You have really inspired me to try to sew,despite how busy life can be.

Little Hunting Creek said...

I'm so sorry for both you and your sister. She is lucky to have you helping! I am also really impressed with your plumbing skills! Those dishwashers are tricky devils :)

Kristine said...

I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, your SIL is very lucky to have you in her support network. Glad to hear your school year is over soon, at least your load will be lightened very soon!

Julia said...

How awful for your sister! It's a good thing she has such a supportive sister to help her. The last thing she probably wants to deal with are finances, etc... Prayers to you and her.
I'm impressed that you were able to fix the dishwasher! We would have to call someone to come fix one at our house.
All of this at the end of a school year, which is stressful enough all by itself. I'm so glad i don't have to deal with the end of the year stuff anymore. kids get crazier as the days go by, don't they?

2BSewing: said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. I know it's a comfort to your sister that you are able to help her and being supportive. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Don't forget to make time for yourself when you can.

Cindy said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Stressful times are the pits and know it gets better soon. Your sister is lucky to have you.

Melissa said...

How terrible, I'm sorry for your family's loss.

JC said...

Hello. Like everyone else, no words can really express what your sister may be going through. Thankfully, you've been able to be there to help and support her as I know you have a family of your own to care for.

Paulette said...

If you need help with anything....let me know. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your sisters loss.

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KellysSewing said...

I am so sorry for your sister's loss. She is blessed to have a sister to lean on. Don't forget to take care of yourself as well.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

So sorry to hear about your loss.
She is very lucky to have you helping out!

Lindsay T said...

This sounds like a rough patch. I bet your sister is glad you're there.

Maggie said...

Wow, life can turn on a dime. You have a rough patch ahead of you. Try to stay strong.

Shannon said...

So sorry to hear of your BIL's death - I hope your sister can get her life back in order after some healing time.

Dana said...

So sorry to hear about the loss in your family.

Sue said...

So sorry to hear about the death in your family. Look after yourself as well as your sister!

Lynn said...

So sorry about your sister's loss. She's young to have to go through this. It's nice that you are there for her. You need a flowered tool belt.