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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Jan 15

@beth65 Well, I relate to what you are going through. I am supposed to be studying for the Life/Health exam. I asked to take my vacation time so I could study. My boss refused to let me take it. He said he won't let me use it to study. He said he would let me study in the office from 3:00 to 5:00 Tuesday through Friday.

The phone rings, the clients come in, he wants me to do this or that. I can't study without being interrupted. I asked if I can go home to study, he has refused that request too.

I went into the office last week and told him there is an emergency and I have to leave for the week to attend to it (the emergency was I need to study) but he refused that too.

At night I am too tired to study and retain anything. I have things I need to get done on the weekends, so I don't have all day to study, and just studying on the weekends I forget what I learned.

I am sorry you are in this same boat.

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Jan 17

Can you believe I ended up working a lot of the weekend. Didn't accomplish much but am going to keep trying. Tonite was family group call. My family in different states and households, we have a Monday night Facebook video group chat. Somehow we end up talking for 3 hours until after 11. Wednesday evening is my online Spanish meetup class which I missed in December. I will figure out something. I am familiar with much of the material so that helps. I was thinking to get up an hour earlier and get some study time in the morning.

Jan 18

@beth65 You are very busy! I came down with Covid and spent the last 24 hours sleeping. Hopefully I will be good enough to get in some studying tomorrow.


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