I was going to write about our weekend camping trip with the camping neighbors from Hillbilly Hollow who were smoking too much weed, drinking too much Busch Lite, wearing clothes no real life human outside of Hillbilly Hollow would wear, playing really loud, really bad 80’s rock (the era is dead for a reason people and you can’t sing), and then broke out the guns at 2 AM.
But instead I am wondering what the Hell I did to whoever-is-in-charge of seasonal crap, and why when school starts people in our family start dying??
My grandmother who lost her father this time last year and her husband a few months later, is now losing her sister to a really nasty battle with liver cancer. My cousin who is career military and works for the Pentagon got an early promotion by 2 years, he’s supposed to be pinned on the 1st of September, she was trying to hold on that long so she could see him pinned in DC. She’s not going to make it through the night and for the 3rd time in under a year my grandma is there holding her hand helping her move to the other side, watching her suffer while suffering herself and remember the two other horrendous battles fought and lost with death in recent months.
Joe’s grandmother is also sick and not expected to leave the hospital. She can’t remember how to walk or control her bladder, she can’t remember her kids and grandkids. She remembers a dog that never existed and a car that never existed and sees beings in her room that aren’t there. She has a 100% blockage in the left carotid artery and 85% in the right. She’s probably not strong enough to clear them, she turned 80 last week. If she is strong enough to clear them there will be the mother of all court battles as Joe’s aunt wants to see the gravy train she’s been riding for several years continue on and the other siblings and Joe say no more. Either way her brain is permanently damaged from the lack of oxygen and the gravy train is ending.
Sorry for the whiny post but it’s been one of those days. Tomorrow I’ll write about the hillbilly’s and the first day of school.