I don't mean to complain; really I don't. This is just my way to document all that has to be done. One of my neighbors has an invalid husband she has been caring for for over two years. I simply don't know how she does it all. No one has any idea of how thoroughly exhausting it is (both physically and mentally) until you go through it.
Adding to the stresses of the day, we still have not done our taxes for 2006. We always have an extension until October and that final day is looming. Ordinarily we would have been done by now, but the stroke sort of put a damper on our best intentions. We have to finish that by the end of this month, and I will have to go to the CPA alone this year. No problems there, as we have been clients of his for 30 years and he is tops at what he does.
Do you want to know what helps? People who care; people who call and email or come to see you, people who ask what they can do (and really mean it). People who check your blog posts everyday to see what the news is, and comment so you know they were there and read and cared enough to say so. You keep me going, you really do. Thanks for being there.