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I am 60, have MS, am an avid cook, love making candles (soy) and watching the endless parade of Nature outside my home. I treat the MS with supplements and LDN, I do not use any of the C.R.A.B. MS meds, we don't get along well. I was married for 13 years, we were together for 15. We are now divorced. Sad, that. I do still love him, but ONLY as the father of my baby. Better to keep it civil, hurts the child(ren) less that way, but is oh-so-hard to do sometimes.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Tara & Car

Well well, it sure has been an eventful 24 hours, actually less. Yesterday, Rob went to Hagerstown to visit Mike and Tara (Yes, Unkle Mikey) only to find that Tara, who has been very depressed of late and we have all been trying to help as much as possible, did the unthinkable. She took a (an electric, makes little noise) CHAINSAW to herself!! Mike was asleep, woke up the a virtual bloodbath. Thank Goddess he was a Medic and knew how to stop the bleeding!!! Rob showed up a bit later, and stayed with Tara while Mike tracked down her parents. They (Mike and Rob) wanted to Baker-Act her but since they're not married they needed her parents to do it. Baker-Act, if you don't know, it basically having someone committed to the Psych ward for a period of (I think) at least three days. Whether they want to go or not. When her folks finally arrived, Rob came home, So I do not know yet if she was committed or what the outcome was/is. I only know I am praying for her, and for Mike. We knew she was having problems, and she did tell them (and me) that she was feeling suicidal, I tried to talk her into going to the Hospital, but she was afraid to. She did not do irreperable physical harm, but will have scarring on her wrists and neck. One does not *off* ones' self with a chainsaw, so we KNOW that was a LOUD cry for Help, and we'll make sure she Gets it!!!
Meanwhile, when Rob got home, he checked the fluids on the new car. Ok, Houston we have a problem. The radiator was leaking like a sieve. So he called the dealer, and they made an appointment with a mechanic for this morning. Rob went, and found out that the head gasket is blown. Oh yay. It *might* be fixed with some of that gunky stuff, but for them to fix it properly they would need to do aLOT more then that! The guy said the only way HE would fix it would be to replace the whole engine!!! So Rob went down to the dealer, and when the guy tried to weasel out of it, looked him in the eye with the fierce look you see in a photo I already posted, and said "What are you going to do to make this RIGHT, Bill?" At about that time the owner came in, and sensing that his career as a salesman might be about to end, the guy offered to sign the title over to us tomorrow morning (he has to have it notarized). So the car is OURS,lock, stock, and gasket!!! Rob said he can possibly fix it, or at least we'll put that gunky stuff in it, and as long as it doesn't run dry it will be fine. Thusly saving ourselves about $2,500 in payments!!!
So as you can see it has been an interesting day so far. what's next I wonder?
Rob has gone off, back to Hagerstown, to see if he can get some work maybe at the restaurant where Mike works, Mike *really* needs an assistant he can trust who can do the work, and do it fast and right. And we know Rob can do it, and Mike needs more then prep help right now with Tara and all that going on...needs emotional support, and again, Rob's the guy for the job. So we'll see. We might need to move to Hagerstown, but we've been thinking about that anyway. Maybe take a place with Mike (and Tara if/when she comes home). Since Mike is also Robbin's GodFather, we already consider ourselves family (always have!) so why not? It would save on the bills, right thee that's a good reason :-)


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