View From My Window

Friday, January 13, 2023 — We’re on a final countdown, starting today. The kids will be here next Friday with trucks and bodies to pack us up and get us down to our new home in Santee. I am so looking forward to the move. I hate to whine, but I’m tired…empty-tired, and close to tears from the stress of it all. But I’m strong and I shall persevere until it is all behind me and I can finally rest.

I am blessed to have as much help as I have. And, my hospice care will continue with the same company but down in Santee, CA. I considered asking to be taken off Hospice, but just wasn’t sure I was ready for it. I’m better, but not out of the woods just yet.

The transmission died in the Honda the other day and I’ve (thanks to our wonderful realtor and her husband) been able to find another shop to do the replacement of the transmission and they saved us $1,100+. I had AAA tow it down to Bakersfield — a 40+ mile trip (one way) but the shop will get started on the car right away and I’ll have it back by Friday. Blessings abound…

I know this is short, but my energy seems to be o.k. one day and fizzled out the next. Day before yesterday was an excellent day and I may have overdone it a bit. So, today I sit back and take it easy. My social worker will be here presently and we’ll have a nice visit.

Be safe, be well, and please remember to tell those you love that you love them. Take a moment to just ‘be’ — to hear the sounds around you, to look up to the sky and watch the birds flying so gracefully. These things will bind you to the moment and help clear your mind of any stress. Love and blessings to you all.


About tehachap

Happily married and retired, my hobbies are quilting, reading and anything to do with trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad). My husband and I have truly enjoyed our retirement, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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12 Responses to View From My Window

  1. Moving is very stressful and decision fatigue is the worst kind of mental fatigue, in my opinion. No wonder you are tired. You are entitled to whine all you want. You are almost there. You’ve got this!


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    • tehachap says:

      Never gave decision fatigue a second thought, but I think you’re on to something! I had a lot of paperwork to do today and it absolutely exhausted me. Trying to file papers for Aid for our assisted living and then it’s discovered that I’m on hospice and they’ve added me to the mix. It’ll be o.k. if I can get some kind of compensation, but the paperwork is a nightmare…

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  2. China Dream says:

    lol you don’t whine.. you express yourself… xxxo


  3. Dan Antion says:

    Your ability to handle life as it comes at you is inspiring!


  4. Ellen Abbott says:

    I’m so glad that soon you will be taken care of as well as Robert.

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    • tehachap says:

      Oh yes… long overdue. You always think you’re pushing the edge of the envelope too soon, until you find that you’re either right on target or just a bit behind. I’m very close to being more than a bit behind in my efforts… but things are progressing. I have an amazing realtor who treats me like her mother! LOL Watches over me like a hawk… Just love her and her two daughters.


  5. 67andgood says:

    I’m so happy to hear that the big move is in sight. Just hang on a bit longer. Look how far you have come already. I’m sure once you and Robert are settled in, life will be much more positive. Just don’t overdo it in the meantime.

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  6. I haven’t moved for almost 30 years (yikes!) but I remember how exhausting it is… and I only moved a few miles. It sound like you have a good support system and where you are headed will provide you with even more.

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  7. cedar51 says:

    all the best for the move, once it’s over and you have unpacked the essentials, time for more rest until you can handle everything else…

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