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November 16, 2015

Work/Thievery/JJ in New Beginnings

My psuedo vacation is almost over. My office has almost finished with renovations, so I’ll be back in a cubicle on Tuesday. I’m going to miss not driving to work every morning. At least I’ve f...


November 08, 2015

Questionairre in New Beginnings

How do you take your tea? I seldom drink tea, but I will admit that I enjoy a glass of sweet iced tea during the summer. I drink hot tea even more rarely, but when I do, I do so because I’m sick...


November 01, 2015

Practice Retirement in New Beginnings

I’ve adored working from home these past two weeks. I love not having to commute. I love being able to wear jeans and t-shirts every day. I love being able to start a crock pot meal in the mor...


I’ve been thinking about the future of my love life or lack thereof as the case may be. I realize that many marriages end in bitter divorce, but many don’t. Plenty of couples remained happily m...


I need to write, but nothing of grand consequence has happened. Something fantastic on a personal level did happen last weekend. In one of my previous entries, I wrote about one of my Dad’s cat...


September 06, 2015

Beginning Dating? in New Beginnings

I’m wondering if I need to start dating. It’s not so much that I think I should as I worry that not doing it means something worse. All I can think about is Mr. Heckel. Perhaps people today ar...


I had an eye opening experience in Jiu Jitsu last week. Every Friday, we have a Reflex Development class after which, we roll (Note: Jiu Jitsu practitioners refer to sparring as “rolling”). I d...


August 28, 2015

Calico in New Beginnings

As I mentioned before, my dad bequeathed to me three cats. More accurately, I insisted upon taking them because I didn’t want to be one of those horrible persons who just leaves pets behind blit...


I asked my realty about the price disparity between my condo and all the other condos that were for sale. They sent me a list of what all the other condos were actually selling for in my area. ...


I spoke with my sister who’s a realtor, she said there were some circumstances about what happened that seemed kind of odd. I’m going to write down everythings, so I don’t forget. About mid June...


July 26, 2015

$20,000 Lesson in New Beginnings

When I first spoke with my realtor about selling my condo, she understandably wanted to know how much I’d like to price my unit. She brought a list of a couple of condos in my subdivision comple...


July 23, 2015

Entitlement in New Beginnings

When I first looked at my new place, I presumed the washer and dryer would come with it. The day before we closed, I did my preliminary walkthrough with my realtor to ensure that the requested r...


July 18, 2015

New House?! in New Beginnings

I closed on my house yesterday, and I moved (some) of my stuff in today. I’m having movers pick up my bigger pieces of furniture on Wednesday. Before I discuss anything else, I feel compelled t...


We’ve been going through the process of clearing out Dad’s house. I don’t recall how much I’ve spoken about the following, but my dad suffered from a hoarding problem. I think that quirk was al...


I drove back to Atlanta today. I need to return to the office next week for the mid-year close. Normally, when I drove back, I would call Dad or send him an email to let him know I arrived save...


We moved my dad to a hospice yesterday. That move had been delayed because Dad wasn’t strong enough for it as I mentioned two entries ago. I suppose we got to a point where we had to take that ...


June 25, 2015

Final Dad Update in New Beginnings

My father just passed over. I held his hand while he took his last breaths.


…compartmentalizing, I mean. I can sit in my Dad’s hosipital room. That’s all anyone can do in his room. After about an hour or so, I can turn on my laptop and bingewatch Netflix to stave off ...


Dad had another bad night. He didn’t sleep much if he slept at all. He has becoming increasingly more zoned out. He just lays in his bed staring absent mindedly at the wall. The nurses starte...


June 20, 2015

Dad Update in New Beginnings

I arrived at my Dad’s hospital Thursday afternoon, and I stayed with him that night. He had restful night. He was very physically weak, but his discomfort wasn’t so bad that it was apparent. L...


June 17, 2015

Dad Update in New Beginnings

We received the results of my dad’s biopsy yesterday. He has stage four liver cancer caused by colon cancer. They did an endoscopy today to find he has tumors pressing in on his stomach, which ...


June 14, 2015

Buying a House in New Beginnings

I’ve decided to buy a house. I was hoping to save for another year, but considering my dad’s health problems, I think it may be best if I bought a house now, so he could live with me. I spoke w...


I took my dad for his biopsy today. The procedure went as intended with no complication, though Dad was worn out afterwards. I expect we’ll receive the results in no more than a week. One humor...


June 05, 2015

Sad Hero in New Beginnings

I called my dad tonight to check on him. He sounds bad. I don’t think he’ll survive whatever he’s got. I’ll drive down to Eastman and take him to his biopsy next week. I’ll probably stay a da...


My sister gave me a complete update yesterday. My dad has legions on his liver, and they’re probably cancer. He hasn’t had a colonoscopy in ten years, so the doctors don’t know how his colon lo...


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