All I want in 2017 is......

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Everyone seems to be worn more than just a bit thin recently, what with caregiving duties, grieving lost loved ones, the holidays and the drama that often comes with all of that from our families and/or friends.


I thought I'd start a somewhat lighter thread, where we can post our hopes and wishes for 2017. Feel free to share yours.

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Thanks so much everyone - I've missed being here.
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Good for you Susan! Hard to believe another year has gone by so fast. I hardly know what to make of it. Wishing you all the best for 2018. With much love and hugs.
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Thanks for the update Susan, it is good to hear you are surviving well! What is the medicaid status with the house, you mentioned paying off the mortgage, does that mean it will be yours free and clear?
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Yes indeed Golden. Thanks. A nice elder prison for the folks. Warden says they’re fine.
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Yes, good to hear from you Susan!

Windy -you got what you wanted early!
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Wow! Good to hear you’re alive and kickin Susan!
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Hi all -

I'm popping in from time to time, just less frequently. It's hard to see everyone struggle with caregiving - it brings up hard memories.

I'll have to post an update - there's been a lot happening since the last time I was here (about 10 months ago).

All I want for 2018 is to continue recovering financially from Mom's passing (seems to be taking forever, as things keep happening to sabotage it, like having to put a roof on this house that I never wanted in the first place, and which still isn't in my name, so technically isn't "mine"...).

...to get my VA training course up and running and 100 people enrolled by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

...to get my van AND the mortgage on this house paid off in early 2018. The house is so close to being paid off I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Then there are the property taxes to deal with.

...to be able to enjoy doing some traveling and volunteering. I've signed up to be a "transport buddy" for the animal shelter in the neighboring county, which transports animals to other rescues and shelters within the state, rather than euthanizing them. I would be able to travel on day trips and get the animals to their new locations.

I'll post an update later in the whine thread, when I get a chance. Probably later tonight or tomorrow.
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I choose to believe that JessieBelle found herself a nice man and is busy spending time with him these days. Happy Trails, Jessie!

For me, 2017 was a tough year, but as it ends, my caregiving days are over. :-) I have my letter from my dad for reimbursement. Whether or not reimbursement happens is kinda irrelevant to my moving on, though. He's doing fine and I've washed my hands of things, have asked my mom to please go see Elder Law attorney. I was informed today that there is a good offer on my grandparents' old house I lived in the past 6 years, fixed it up so much during the time I was there. I'll be glad to see a new family move in and take over the place. It's a brick bungalow in a clean neighborhood, on a nice street. There were times I surely did not know how things could end on a positive note, but they have. I'm grateful.

All I want for 2018 is decent, secure employment. That's a good goal and I think about it, read about it, all the time. Onward and upward.

Wishing everyone a good start to the new year.
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Hey Mina! Happy to see you back!
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