Wednesday, December 28

Friday, December 23

Latest about Renee and us

I first of all want to give everyone who is praying for/sending healing energies/keeping Rain/Renee' in your loving thoughts; a huge thank you. I cannot put into words how much you're all helping.

The latest about Renee' is that they discovered that she started having siezures. I have no idea why, but they told me she is now getting medicine to treat them. Once they get that problem managed, they'll be better able to assess what more can be done to give her more ability to come out of the coma. Compared to the last few days, tonight she looked more at ease and appeared to actually be sleeping. Tomorrow (Sat.) they'll do more scans (catscan, MRI, etc) to figure-out why this is happening (the coma?). She did have a heart attack, but there were no warning signs - total shock to everyone!

We really miss her! Can hardly wait to talk to her, kiss her, hug her. She our everything - and we'll NEVER let her forget that, ever.

Meanwhile, we're trying to stay strong enough to get everythng on a more regular schedule (groceries, houeshold stuff, bills).

Right now we're down to only one computer (Renee's) and currently getting free wi-fi. Once I can get a USB wi-fi connector, I'll be able to do more regular updates. Just keep doing what you're doing; it's truly helping. Angelica's laptop got a virus and we can't seem to figure out how to her her back online using the other
Windows-7 user account. The comput itself works, just can't connect online.

Got a $25 TV today, and have cable television, so at least we don't have to sit in silence anymore.

Tomorrow I need to call a few/some bill senders (car payments, prescription-D, medicare) and let them know that we WILL be catching-up, it's just going to take a little bit longer than expected.

We like our new apartment. It has an ecercise gym, hot tub, and a swimming pool. We're able to get to the hospital and back home quicker now. We can get to Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens for medication, and so forth. It's hard emotionally, for sure. Angelica & Eldin are being as grown-up about everything as they can. We're hanging in there. Having such awesome friends is awesome.

That's all there really is to update. All we need is love! Furniture (sofa/loveseat, dining table chairs, etc) would be nice, but at least we have air-beds and blankets.

I hope everyone has a great Christmas/Yule/whatever you celebrate this time of year.


Monday, December 19


Well, we called the apartment (Fort Branch at Truman's Landing, Austin, Texas) this morning to ask if we will be signing the lease today. That was at 9:30 a.m. It's now 12:40 p.m and we've heard nothing except the two times we called them only to be told they haven't heard anything either :-( We were really hoping we didn't have to pay the hotel for yet another night @ $47 because we'd really like to be able to afford to buy air beds to sleep on when we do move in. It's not looking good on being able to :-(

Friday, December 16

Money woes

The apartment complex which we thought we'd be moving into today had their printer/fax machine go down. We'll have to stay in this motel until Monday or early Tuesday (which means we're going to have to pay for at least one more night [Sun/Mon]) since we're only paid-up through Sunday morning. *sigh* The problem? Unless the apartment manager gives us a break on the 1st month's rent (halves it), we may or may not have enough money for the entire first month's rent there because we're out of any "extra" funds. I'm sure it'll all work out, it's just really stressful waiting for official move-in approval.

Thursday, December 15

The Latest

We are almost moved-in to Austin, Texas, from Long Lane, Missouri. By "almost" I mean that as far as I know we have been approved by the owners/managers to live in the Fort Branch of Truman's Landing apartments. All we're waiting for now is for someone from the apartment complex to call and let us know that it's "official", tell us what the move-in deposit is (we're hoping that they only charge us half of the 'first month's rent as a deposit' since it's the 15th of December, 2011, since they recended on the original incentive to choose them of 'the first month's free'). See, we don't have a hell of a lot of liquid money because we were counting on not having to come-up with a 'move-in deposit'. Luckily my finance manager (aka: my wife) was smart and withheld payment for this month's car payment and Internet bill "just in case". We plan on (now) having to catch-up those 2 payments in a couple of weeks. We hate that we're having to do it this way. If we have to pay only half of the deposit on the apartment, then we'll use the other half to get a few things. We'll need 4 of the least expensive air beds we can find, a few pots and pans, a used Goodwill TV, dining room table & chairs, loveseat or sofa, and a digital recorder box (we plan on checking Freecycle for this stuff). Then we'll have to give our new adress to the Long Lane post office so that they can send all the mail that's been put on hold for the last couple of weeks. Open a local bank account and contaqct the Social Security Administration so they'll directly deposit our SS. Disability benefits into our new-to-us bank (a credit union). Of course we'll also have to buy a few groceries, put the electic & water utilities in our names, set-up for (most likely AT&T) highspeed internet, and then the girls will start putting in job applications. All we need is a real address and it's a go. We should definitely hear from the apartment people tomorrow morning.

The only thing that is kind of an emergency, is getting the on-hold mail taken care of ASAP because I'm completely out of the LDN I take as a Multiple Sclerosis treatment. I've been out for 2 days and not had a problem. I'm just a little nervous about it though because I really don't want for MS health issues to worsen. I don't!

Sunday, December 11

Misery loves company

For those of you who have experienced sever lower back pain (sciatica nerve region), won't you please send me some vibes that will ease the back pain? Join my company if you can relate.

Yesterday afternoon I was bored, so I knelt down if front of the closet door (which was open) and started pulling bags of items we had packed in said bags and brought with us, just to look through the stuff. No pain. Didn't think I was straining to pick stuff up. Then a couple of hours later I stood up, after laying on the bed watching television. Suddenly I felt a sharp pain in my lower back and my knees almost buckled. What the fuck? I haven't experienced pain that intense for a very, very long time.

I've tried stretching while laying on the floor. Not much luck, it felt like a vertebra was about to pop out. Took a nice, long, very hot bath. I am taking 3 Ibuprofen every 4 or so hours. Nothing helps. Rain has gone to the store to get some Arnica gel to message into my back, and a hot pad.

I can walk maybe ten steps before I have to either sit down, or collapse on the nearest thing available.

Fuck! It hurts!

In other news... I've turned in 1 assignment for each college course I'm in, and have already received a 100% grade on one of them. I just turned in the 2nd one not long ago. I'm still waiting on a grade for it.

The move to Texas has been good so far. Still waiting on the result of the move-in application at one apartment. The signs (numerology #'s 11 & 22 [room # 1122) say it's meant to be. "New beginnings" (#11). I can't remember what the #22 means, but it fit and it was good when I heard it.