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Blogging when you're just plain Sad

I know some of you wonder where I disappear to. I'll be really active here at AR and then I won't be around for a week or more. I'm a pretty private person aMaude Ellennd blogging is already somewhat of a stretch for me. That being said, it's sometimes just hard to share the hard parts of your life. 

Last week Maude died. Maude was my mother-in-law for 20 years. She had only one child and I am married to him. Maude would have been 97 this October. She still lived in the house that she and Joe bought 59 years ago. Now, Joe lives there alone.

Joe is 96. He really has no business living in this house alone.The house is south of Cleveland, Ohio. That's a good 9 hour drive from Nashville. It has 2 bedrooms and only one bath. All of these things are up a very steep flight of stairs. The washer and dryer are in the basement. Not that he was using them. We have suggested assisted living arrangements and possible in-house services. He is of sound mind and doesn't want to be told what to do. Neither would I probably. But when do you step in and say "you just can't live here by yourself anymore."?

I'll miss Maude. I can't be too sad. She lived at home until a month ago. She was almost 97 and had a good live. She wasn't ill. Didn't have a prolonged illness. Many don't have it this good.

Anyway, if I'm not here, it's usually some prolonged family issue and I'm not focused. It's not that I don't think of you. Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

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Connie Harveyis a local agent with Pilkerton Realtors, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals. She can be reached at 615-371-2474.


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