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In the Eye of the Hurricane

July 22nd, 2018 at 02:33 pm

A little Hamilton reference for y'all. In the eye of the hurricane it IS quiet. But man, so much going on for so many around us. My DH's ex-professor and now friend seems to have either a stroke or a mental breakdown. He's been calling us all hours for days; sometimes calling 40 times a day. We've contacted his estranged family and the local police because he seems to be in real trouble. And we've had to turn off the phone.
You may remember a few weeks back when I asked for advice about a colleague/friend struggling with money. She's had a tough road--a son with childhood leukemia, a husband with half a kidney removed from cancer, her own gallbladder out, etc--now her husband's cancer is back. We've spent the last couple of days trying to allocate her classes to other teaching colleagues and help with a childcare and meal rotation.

In the midst of that I got a FB message from a cousin and my elderly aunt is fading fast. They expect perhaps a few days left for her.

And then there's my DH's sister whose physical and mental stability have really gone downhill.

But we have good news through of all the pain and trouble around us. Our Friday appt with DH's ear specialist went very well, and we will schedule him for ear surgery in September. They're confident it's a bony overgrowth and that they can correct his quickly diminishing hearing with laser surgery.

And we had a lovely however wet day working on our history project in a nearby town. We also enjoyed a tour of a WW2 submarine. We are such history dorks. An hour on that sub convinced me a life under water is not for me. What brave sailors those were.

5 Responses to “In the Eye of the Hurricane”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Love the reference. Glad your storm is calm, so that you can be of support to others, or simply appreciate your own blessings.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so sorry about all the trouble whirling around you right now. But that is good news about your husband's hearing.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I hope the ex-professor is ok...the first thing i thought was dementia, becus calling constantly was something my mother did; she simply didn't remember calling me before. Please make sure his family knows he needs help!

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Yes, agreed, PS. My DH has contacted the prof's friend, and they've been in touch with his ex-wife (one of them) and his daughter. They seem to be on the case. I think I am here in a support role for lots of folks this summer, and so happy I have the time and resources to help.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Well, better to be in the support role than need the support yourself. Hoping things calm down for those around you soon.

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