This has been a hell of a year so far. Yeah, a bad year. I figure I have made up for whatever it is that I have done wrong in this life, and any other past life for that matter, in the last six months.
The highlights? Sure. In December I got sick, real sick, with some bronchial infection thing. Being a letter carrier this is the most wonderful time to be sick. We are busy and getting a day off is like finding the lost city of Atlantis. You had better be dying. I worked through it all and finally got some time off for it in mid January. Two weeks of rest and meds and no cold Wisconsin weather. It was wonderful.
I was back to work two days and fell. I slipped on some ice and tore a tendon in my wrist. Ugh… really. It took 4 months of recovery and therapy to get back to what the US Postal Service considers “healthy”. Anyone who has had to deal with the bureaucratic, red tape, BS, reams of paperwork related to anything that the Federal government is involved with knows it takes forever to get a thing done.
During that time Sir and I found out we were able to purchase a home. It was a complete surprise to us. We were waiting until next summer. But, if we can do it a year early, by all means. We spent that time off working on finding a home. We found one 2 months ago and put in an offer. I love this house. I want this house. And again, we have a Federally backed loan. And again, the Federal government is taking its sweet time in getting us our final approval. We are on the verge of losing the house if they do not get their butts going. We did everything we were suppose to do. Got all the info to your loan officer. Got pre approved. Had everything they needed to process the loan. And now, here I am again at the mercy of the government. On the up side, we finally were able to get everything in order and we got the house. It has been constant moving and cleaning and packing and unpacking. Where in the world did all of this stuff come from? I don’t remember all this stuff. Sir has been working so much, at least 12 hours a day, that it all falls on me to get everything done. I am lucky that our kids have been so helpful.
About a month ago I started to get pain in the right side of my face. I went to the dentist to discover I cracked two teeth. One had to fixed with a bridge. Well, temporary bridge goes in and it causes so much havoc that it damaged the one good anchor tooth. Now I need a root canal and am suffering from cluster headaches. I am on all sorts of meds for them and feel like a walking science project.
All in all, yes a bad year. But, I didn’t come here to complain. I came to simply explain my absence and the thank Sir for being there and helping me though it all. He really has been my rock. He is the one who held me when I cried. He is the one who told me, babe let it go. He is the one who just smiled and hugged me when I thought how much worse can it get. He had been simply amazing and I am so blessed.
I realized today, though all this He really has been the one I needed. I always knew He was the one I love and wanted to be with. But, He is the one I need. He is the calm to my storm. Thank you Sir. And you are right. No matter what, it is not that bad.