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It's been a long road

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

I am back home in the USA, we got home June 28 after living in Saudi Arabia for 35 years with our 4 cats in tow, I was NOT leaving them behind to starve or be killed. Daughter picked us up and drove us from Washington DC back home to New Hampshire. Both our kids picked us up which was so good to see them. We left our masks on for the long drive and couldn't hug until we changed our clothes.
Took a few days for the cats to get acquainted with their new home, but they are fine now.

Between March 14 and now I have lost 10 lbs due to stress, anxiety, depression, anger etc. I am the one who had to decide when we were leaving when the Embassy sent out repatriation flight dates, I am the one who had to clean, sort, throw out, set aside things that were going to be packed or thrown out. I am the one who had to make phone calls to packers/shippers, I am the one who had to make calls for help in getting the cats back to the USA, I am the one who had to arrange paperwork, I am the one who had to do all the stacking, I am the one who had to do EVERYTHING for this move. Husband made plane reservations, that's it. I stayed up almost all night getting things ready before the movers got to the villa. Husband played the handicap card but says other times he is fine. The stress, aggravation has gotten to me.
Things got packed up and shipped. I am the one who had to do all the paperwork for the moving company/customs broker to get our stuff ready to bring to NH. Stress was high there as well. Still waiting for the shipment to come from somewhere in NY/NJ.

I've had to clean up here at our house, discuss house renovations with our construction guys. I'm the one that has to do everything.

Once the household shipment arrives I can finally relax maybe since that is when the move is over and we are home.

Fall has been beautiful here in New Hampshire, first time in YEARS I have seen and smelled a full fall and I love it! We have had a couple of fires in our fireplace which has been nice.

Our 20 year old Grandson has moved in with us due to horrendous circumstances that happened to him that he did not cause. He is doing ok and has a job that he loves.

My life has been flipped upside down but I have to get through this, clear my mind and move on. It will happen.

Anyway, I have babbled on long enough, just checking in with those that know me.

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  • PRUDENCE941
    Welcome home. Once things settle, you’ll look back at all you have done and realize what a strong person you are. By the time the holidays get here, you’ll be so happy that you did it. Enjoy your family and the beautiful fall weather.
    250 days ago
  • LOPEYP
    Welcome Home! I live next door in Massachusetts. It's a great time to be in New England.
    250 days ago
  • CHRISBEM
    Just remember - all things will end. And every cloud has a silver lining. Isn't awesome to think that the stress has helped you lose weight?
    250 days ago
  • SIGLED
    Welcome!
    250 days ago
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