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Sep 18, 2017 02:10PM
I was reading an article the other day that says anyone who has been effected by a major hurricane, whether they stay home or evacuate will have a physical stress reaction I am having a hard time focusing, even on simple things, and sometimes get extremely tired for no apparent reason. I switched houses yesterday, I am now with my son in SC and just feel so out of place.
Ducky, can I just say how envious of you I am for having your grandchildren close by. I had that with my first five grandchildren and enjoyed every minute of it. Now, my almost 15 yr old grandson lives in my house with his mother, everyone else has moved away. I miss them all so much, I can't begin to tell you how much.
On the first Sat I was in Ga, I took grandson #2 with me to visit his brother at college. We ate at one of the dining halls, then Michael gave us a tour of the fitness center. That was enough to make Andrew decide he wants to go there (not that he is into fitness at all). The next day we picked Michael up when Irma was getting ready for the storm. It was really windy, and our power was out for 23 hrs, but it wasn't very scary, the weather was really cool- upper 60's, and my kindle screen is lit, so I was fine.
The insurance company has been wonderful so far. The adjuster called last week and told me he couldn't get out to me till this Thurs, so he told me as long as I take pictures of the damage, I can go ahead and replace it. I'm not ready to do that until I have something on paper. I have several decisions to make. When I was talking to the adjuster, I told him that the family room floor was damaged, but that is the floor from the doorway, past the family room and in those three bedrooms. He said, as long as the rooms touch, they will replace it. Then I have the dining room, which was done years before the family room, and the front living room and office was thatwere done at a different time, as welI. I thought at the same time as the family room but my daughter says no. Either way, I have to have them done as well to Or it will be painfully obvious that they are different. They do touch the other laminate, but I don't know if the insurance will cover those. The floor there now is really cheap laminate. It was okay at the time, but laminate has improved so much in the last ten years. I am really interested in replacing it with wood tile. It is so much easier to care for. We got two written estimates from Home Advisor, then Tracy thought of her ex-mother-in-law's brother, whom we have known much longer than we have Tracy's' ex's siblings (in fact, the first member of that family that we knew was my grandson's great great grandmother. We attended the same church, and had been to her home on many occasions. Then her granddaughter started coming to the churchwith her husband and kids. Tracy babysat for them all the time and was very close to them. It is the father who Tracy contacted. He is an excellent worker, and in fact, made a bedroom set years ago for one of our children.
Ron immediately said he would do the job for the price of the lowest estimate and he will include all three of the other rooms whether the insurance covers that or not. If not, I will have to pay for materials only. And he told Tracy, that for us, he will push back any other jobs on his calendar and do us first. And he will, and prefers,to do tile, where the others would only do laminate. So, my floor will be done by the one and only Ronald McDonald.
We had planned (my brother and I) to return to Fl the same way we left it- he would drive and the next day I would fly. I started looking at flights and couldn't find anything for less than $350- one way. There was one for $103, but not from the Charlotte airport- my son would have to drive an hour each way to get me there. So, my brother is meeting me here tomorrow, and we will drive home together.
And that's just for starters....more to come,
9/25/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 3/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
10/3/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
10/3/2013 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
10/9/2013 Taxotere (docetaxel)
1/27/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
Breast, Lymph nodes