My apologies for being away so long. I don't even remember

My apologies for being away so long. I don't even remember where I left off. My life took a turn for the crazy. I really thought that since I had left my very mentally ill and abusive husband behind, life would be calm. I was wrong.

I bought a house. This is something that people do every day and should be no big deal. I took a shower in the new home and the walls started to bleed blood. I can't tell you how freaked out that made me. Then I noticed a bullet hole in the wall. Then blood started to appear everywhere in the bathroom. It was like a horror movie.

The neighbor told me that the prior owner had committed suicide in this house. The heir did not remediate properly and the humidity makes the blood soak through. I have been told I need to rip out the drywall. I will be ripping out everything in the bathroom down to the studs.

I have been shopping for a new vanity, commode, mirror, lights, shower kit, floor tiles and back splash. With all the supply chain shortages going on, this hasn't been easy.

Today the man I hired to do the work stopped by to see the bathroom. He told me he will "take care of me". That just sounded a little too ominous!

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eddie1975's picture
(45470)
Nov 25

I'm not sure if it ever calms down. My life is still pretty crazy too. We just have to keep looking forward.

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(3255)
Nov 25

@beth65, the dog was 13. She was very ill. Nonetheless, it is still upsetting, It is just one more thing to add to a year filled with loses.

I am about 3 years ahead of you! I got an insurance license and I work in an insurance agency. Mostly now the customer service jobs have morphed into sales jobs doing customer service on the side. A lot of the insurance jobs are in call centers too, which means you can work remotely.

I'm extremely impressed that you are able to do cartwheels.

A neighbor came over today with a plate full of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, and I think, green bean casserole. She also brought pumpkin pie. I was very touched and didn't have the heart to tell her that I am vegetarian and won't eat any of it. I hope she never finds out.

She asked me what work I was doing on the house and I told her that I am tearing out and replacing the bathroom because the prior owner had committed suicide in that room. She told me that she knows for a fact that he wrapped himself in a tarp and shot himself outside in the backyard. She heard the gunshot and she saw his body. I showed her the pictures of all the blood in the bathroom and the bullet hole, and showed her where the bullet lodged in the ceiling of the master bedroom. I figure he must not have been successful on first attempt. Maybe that is why he wrapped himself in a tarp I can't imagine how he made it outside based upon what I was seeing in the bathroom. At any rate, I am more and more freaked out by this, and I feel so badly knowing his death was painful and not quick.

What did you wind up doing today? I hope it was an easy day for you.

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(3255)
Nov 25

@eddie1975, I am impressed that you are able to look forward and how well you handle all of the issues between ex and children. How is the job search coming along?

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