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And so it is…..

Hi everybody, I hope you’re all happy and doing wonderfully.¬† ūüôā¬† I hope you’ll indulge me while I pour my heart out today…..

I pre-enrolled for a class in October of this last year for a class that does not start until September of this year.¬† I just requested a refund because of some personal things, and would you believe they said no?¬† Yep, they’re citing policy that states you have 21 days to ask for a refund, when class starts, and you may only request a refund on that 21st day.¬† Not one day before or one day after.¬† Well, day 1 of that 21 days hasn’t even begun!¬† That’s just not right!¬† There is a definite gray area, but they’re not budging.¬† I don’t even know if they’re going to let me ask for a refund on the 21st day!¬† I just don’t know what to do……frustrated……

This morning, I talked to my Dad.¬† Last July he was diagnosed with a very unique/rare form of Leukemia.¬† He’s been undergoing a type of chemo ever since along with almost 40 blood transfusions now, and platelets have recently started too.¬† A few weeks ago, they decided he’d been misdiagnosed.¬† They know it’s a blood dysfunction of some sort, but not sure exactly what it is yet.¬† They did a bone marrow biopsy last week and got the results yesterday.¬†¬†His bone¬†marrow is like cement.¬† They aren’t sure what that means exactly yet.¬† It could possibly mean that he’s got full blown Leukemia, orrrrr not.¬† If it is, his choices¬†are three weeks in the hospital on a chemo drip, or hospice.¬†¬†He says he’ll think about that when/if the time comes.¬† If we’re lucky it could be another year or more before he has to think about it.¬† Dad says dying is easy, it’s¬†staying alive¬†that’s hard.¬† He’s right.¬†¬†It’s also very hard to sit around and be helpless while your Dad is¬†clear across the country.¬† ūüė¶¬† So, we wait.¬† We pray for a miracle….

I’m soooo not ready for him to leave this earthly realm, but I don’t want him to suffer either.¬† I know in my heart he’ll be in Heaven, happy and healthy.¬† I know I will see him again one day, but it’s so very hard to think of that time coming so much sooner than we ever want.¬† Can’t we have another 20-30¬†years?¬† He’s only 71…

I’m thankful for some great memories that I will forever have though.¬†My Dad taught me¬†how to¬†work on cars/trucks…..brake jobs, engine work, drive train. ¬†Because of this I was able to¬†put a starter on the car one time (wayyyy back in the late 80’s) while my hubby was at work.¬†¬†They were both proud of me!¬†¬†Dad also taught me many aspects of¬†remodeling houses…..sheetrock, paint, roofing.¬† He taught me the proper use of a firearm, from shooting to proper cleaning.¬† He taught me to be strong and independent. I have learned so much and am so very thankful and grateful that I was lucky enough to get to¬†learn all the things I have from him.¬† I’m grateful we got to spend time together last year.¬† It was the first time I’d seen¬†him in two years and it’s been over a year since then.¬† I’m thankful we at least get to talk on the phone once in a while.¬† No matter what, I will forever and always be a Daddy’s girl and I’m proud of it.¬†¬†¬†¬†I love you Daddy!

Thank you for letting me pour my heart out today, I needed that…….

Until next time, wishing each of you lots of great memories, love and Blessings……