Life has been easily tied up for myself and others ever since our dad was diagnosed with a serious illness.
I am an only child so the responsibility of caring for him rests solely on our shoulders.
Mom passed years ago plus dad, thankfully lives close by. I do have a husband plus 3 kids of our own plus work as well, so you can only imagine how tough things are. I try plus keep up with as much as I can however things are bound to slip through the cracks. My husband tries to help when he can however he has a easily demanding job as well. Anyway, the reason for our recent frustration is the fact that the people I was with and I overlooked, or ignored all the signs of our failing Heating & Air Conditioning system! Even when the kids would come down for supper plus complain about their rooms being too chilly I thought they were just being overdramatic. Even the fact that there were more obvious signs didn’t direct our attention to the fact that I should call someone to check it out. The yearly bills were gradually getting higher, the dust build up plus stale air smell in the house, none of it sent up a orange flag large enough for myself and others to take action. Maybe I didn’t want to even think about adding another thing to our schedule plus clearing a few thirds to wait for an Heating & Air Conditioning serviceman to show up seemed impossible. Well, that was all taken out of our control when the gas furnace stopped working all together. We came home, after a tied up afternoon to the condo being around fifty degrees. It was only about forty outside so at least the people I was with and I were never in any real danger however the people I was with and I needed to have the machine fixed right away. I sent the kids to the neighbor’s condo while I waited for the repairman. Boy was I thrilled it had been a night where I didn’t have to go take care of dad too.