My super crazy, unbelievably busy August

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Waffles at the beach

Thank goodness I’m almost through with a momentous August. Usually, my Augusts are quiet and peaceful with countless hours reading books by the ocean or a mountain lake. But not this year. It’s been by far the craziest couple of weeks I’ve lived through.

Here’s a replay of the past few weeks:

• My husband’s pre-op nightmare battery of tests where they kept ordering test after test so he can have his shoulder surgery tomorrow. This is an entire story in itself that includes a cancer scare that I may write (complain) about on another day.

• Our dear friend passed out at the gym, having a blood clot lodge in her carotid artery causing a stroke—the morning we were driving four hours to see her.
 She spent a few days in ICU and after a few days was released and went on beach walks with me.

• My son’s girlfriend’s car accident on the day they were coming down to see us at the beach. The next few days helping them find a car. Eventually, they made it on vacation with us—in their new car.

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The VRBO we had for one week in paradise.

• Finally, a one week’s beach vacation. Gone in a snap.

• Driving up the mountain to move the RV back to the desert with a friend to help us drive it down the twisty, windy roads. It wouldn’t start by the way. The batteries died. I asked to borrow jumper cables and then a truck because our car has a “weird-ass” battery that can’t be used to jump a car.

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Big Bear Lake at the RV Park and Marina.

• Next, we drove to AZ to my daughter’s new house. My husband flew from Phoenix to Salt Lake City so he and my daughter could drive a U-Haul for 10 hours with her worldly possessions through flash floods and monsoon winds. I spent two days cleaning the dusty, dirty house until I was exhausted. But, I did have lil’ Waffles by my side the entire time.

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They arrived in the U-Haul after a 10-hour drive.

• We hired movers to unload the U-Haul because of my husband’s upcoming shoulder surgery, plus my daughter’s distance-swimmer shoulder. We were told about a website where you can hire two guys for two hours for moving, which I did. Guess what? The movers didn’t show up!
 I’m currently trying to get a refund.

• We spent Sunday putting together Ikea furniture and unpacking boxes before making the trek back home.

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My kids body surfing during one relaxing moment at the beach.

What could we squeeze in next? Shoulder surgery tomorrow and I get to be nurse and caretaker. Then I’ll return to AZ and help my daughter get settled—and bring the things I forgot to pack on our last trip–like her work wardrobe! Whew! No wonder I’ve been stressed lately.

What was your August like? Did it seem crazier than usual, too?

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6 thoughts on “My super crazy, unbelievably busy August

  1. Youve certainly had more than enough! I pray all goes well with the surgery. After that all will fall into place. I send a healing hug to your hubby. As for you my friend, its okay to invest in a good bottle of red wine.🤗😘

    • Thanks for the healing hug and the wine suggestion. I’m sure he’ll be great after the surgery. I had him put it off until I got healed from my skiing accident knee surgery! Only one patient allowed in this house at a time!

  2. Wow! Sometimes we just seem to get caught in a rough spell like that. My husband wrecked on his bike a couple weeks ago and has a shoulder injury. For now PT, but we’ll see….. And I cut my ankle to the bone on a rock in the river over a week ago. That developed an infection that is slowly improving with antibiotics and removing stitches for drainage. How’s your knee? I have to remind myself to be mindful of it, it’s feeling that good. And I approve of the wine idea also!

    • I’m sorry about you and your husband’s injuries! That ankle sounds terrible! I’m making progress on my knee and although I notice it all the time, it’s so much better. I’m going to PT only once every two weeks after months of twice a week. Thanks for commenting and take care!

      • The ankle is much better and the hubby is improving with PT. And after 6 weeks of wildfire smoke we’ve had several days with blue sky above! Things are looking up 🙂

      • That’s all good news! I stepped outside this morning and it’s the first time I’ve felt cool weather in Palm Springs since May! Things are looking up here, too.

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