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greggerypeccary

Active member
Hi guys.

Haven't been around lately because of some awful family stuff happening.

Very, very close relative in Austria died, and my father has had several strokes and I'm in the process of putting him into a nursing home (something I thought I'd never do).

Hopefully back to annoy you all in a few weeks.

Cheers.
 

Shellandshilo1956

Active member
Hi guys.

Haven't been around lately because of some awful family stuff happening.

Very, very close relative in Austria died, and my father has had several strokes and I'm in the process of putting him into a nursing home (something I thought I'd never do).

Hopefully back to annoy you all in a few weeks.

Cheers.

My sincerest condolences. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to ask.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Yes, life has it's stages, and we don't comprehend them until we are faced with them. Best wishes to you and your kin.
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho 💉💉
Staff member
Sorry to hear that Gregg! And you can’t go to your relative’s funeral, that must suck!

Lost my fave aunty (from when I was a little tacker) two years ago. That was hard. I don’t wamt to put Mum in a home either but realise I may have to. She has gotten much frailer and feebler in the last couple of months, not good. Decluttering like hell so she can use a walker in the house: this has been difficult as she is a hoarder (not of rubbish tho, thankfully!) Strangely and a bit worryingly she is being accomodating in the removal of handcraft supplies (cotton and wool etc.)

Anyway, enough of my troubles.
 

mothra

Administrator
Staff member
Sorry to read that, Greg. I'm sure your father understands completely, although i empathise with how you are feeling. It's not something any of us who love our parents would want to face.

Best of luck. I hope everything eases up on you a little and everything you have to bear is well within your limits.
 

greggerypeccary

Active member
Sorry to read that, Greg. I'm sure your father understands completely, although i empathise with how you are feeling. It's not something any of us who love our parents would want to face.

Best of luck. I hope everything eases up on you a little and everything you have to bear is well within your limits.
Admitted dad into the home this morning at 10am, and mum went into hospital in an ambulance at at 11am.

FFS.

Anyway, the good news is dad really likes the nursing home and he's fitting in really well.

The staff are fantastic and the facility is very, very good.

Still haven't had time to grieve over my Austrian relative - she was my closest family member (apart from my kids).

I'm gonna miss her so much.

I'm glad I got to see most of Europe with her.

Anyway, thanks for the kind words guys.

Hug your kids.
 

Texan

Active member
I had a good day. Maybe some good news will cheer you up. My son has returned from Korea after a 14 month tour. He is going straight to the East Coast and I won't get to see him until around Christmas time, but he will be with his wife and daughter tonight and in a much better atmosphere.
 

johnsmith

Moderator
Staff member
I had a good day. Maybe some good news will cheer you up. My son has returned from Korea after a 14 month tour. He is going straight to the East Coast and I won't get to see him until around Christmas time, but he will be with his wife and daughter tonight and in a much better atmosphere.

Good to hear Tex.
 

Lols

Active member
Hi guys.

Haven't been around lately because of some awful family stuff happening.

Very, very close relative in Austria died, and my father has had several strokes and I'm in the process of putting him into a nursing home (something I thought I'd never do).

Hopefully back to annoy you all in a few weeks.

Cheers.
Hey Greg, hang in there. Family first always.
It’s good that you are there to support them.
It’s been a weird week with this full red or pink super moon. It seems true, when it rains, it pours!

My son had a car accident on Wednesday and wrote his 4WD Triton off. He’s in pain and has a sore wrist he will get exrayed in case there’s a TAC claim,
I’m grateful no one seriously injured or killed.
That’s how quick ones life can change in an instant.
Take one day at a time eh?
That’s all we have.
Hope it all settles for you soon.
 
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Squire

Active member
I got T-boned twice in one year in 1976. I was not at fault in either of the accidents. No injury. I think both drivers were drunk. In the second T Bone the driver was definitely drunk and he took off on foot abandoning his car to avoid getting breathalyzed. He veered out of his lane and ploughed into me probably thinking that I wasn't going to stop at the intersection.
 

mothra

Administrator
Staff member
Admitted dad into the home this morning at 10am, and mum went into hospital in an ambulance at at 11am.

FFS.

Anyway, the good news is dad really likes the nursing home and he's fitting in really well.

The staff are fantastic and the facility is very, very good.

Still haven't had time to grieve over my Austrian relative - she was my closest family member (apart from my kids).

I'm gonna miss her so much.

I'm glad I got to see most of Europe with her.

Anyway, thanks for the kind words guys.

Hug your kids.

Jesus Greg. It's all happening for you. Hope your mum is okay?

And i'm well pleased your dad likes his new digs. Good on you for finding him a nice place. That can be tricky.

I'm only guessing but it sounds like your recent loss was your sister. That is a crushing blow. To you and all your family. I'm so sorry.

Hope at least one of your kids in within reach for a hug but i fear they're all interstate. I hope i'm wrong.
 

greggerypeccary

Active member
Jesus Greg. It's all happening for you. Hope your mum is okay?

And i'm well pleased your dad likes his new digs. Good on you for finding him a nice place. That can be tricky.

I'm only guessing but it sounds like your recent loss was your sister. That is a crushing blow. To you and all your family. I'm so sorry.

Hope at least one of your kids in within reach for a hug but i fear they're all interstate. I hope i'm wrong.
Cheers.

Mum is doing okay - she's been in hospital for the last week, but got out yesterday.

My daughter flew over from east for a week, but has gone back now.

Things are starting to settle down a bit, but I fear I might have to start looking for a nursing home room for mum soon.

Anyway, I'll see what today brings me ...
 

greggerypeccary

Active member
Dad didn't last long in the nursing home.

Collapsed a few days after he was admitted, and has been in hospital ever since.

I don't think he'll make it back there.
 

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
Dad didn't last long in the nursing home.

Collapsed a few days after he was admitted, and has been in hospital ever since.

I don't think he'll make it back there.
Sorry to hear you are having such a lousy run of bad luck, Mr Peccarry.
 
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