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A Sad Morning

November 5th, 2013 at 10:34 am

My uncle died this morning. It was not exactly surprising, since he was 92, but he has always been in remarkable health. He had a mild heart attack a few days ago, but he was scheduled to leave the health center in the next few days. This morning he just went quietly in his sleep.

He was the last of that generation in my family. He was my stand-in dad for many years, since my dad died at the age of 69. I will miss him.

Arrangements are yet to be made, but I'm pretty sure there will be a service in Florida. I'll do everything I can to make it there. I do have a $200 voucher for United Air Lines, so that might help.

My cold has worsened, and last night I took Mucinex-D, forgetting that it keeps me awake. It did dry me up, but I spent many hours lying awake in bed. So I'm really tired today, and taking a sick day was tempting. I wanted to come to work, however, because today was the presentation about the changes in benefits. I'm going to go with the HMO, despite my earlier bad experience with one. My new primary doctor is in the network, as well as the hospital most convenient to me, so I think it will work out. It will be more than $100 cheaper a month. And I think I have a better grasp of the rules than I did before.

I got a free lunch at the benefits health fair!

My only spending yesterday was $5 for a prescription.

Tonight I'm going to walk $20 over to my son's house for my grandson's school fundraiser.

Then I'm going to go to bed and hope to get a good long night's sleep!

22 Responses to “A Sad Morning”

  1. momcents Says:

    Prayers for your uncle and your family. Sounds like a wonderful man to have been a secondary father figure to you. Take care.

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    good that it was a peaceful passing ~ and sending you a virtual hot herbal tea and honey.

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    I'm sorry about the sad news, and about the lack of sleep.
    My doc put me on allegra when I had walking pneumonia, and I don't think I slept for a week. I felt totally hyper.

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  5. rachel021406 Says:

    I'm so sorry about your uncle. I hope you are able to get some rest tonight.

  6. starfishy Says:

    so sorry to hear about the loss of your special uncle. thinking of you and hope that your cold heals soon.

  7. snafu Says:

    {{{Hugs}}} condolences for the unexpected passing of your stand-in dad uncle. Having a cold is exhausting so hope you get a good night's sleep. Hope your changes in benefits work to your advantage. It's important to fully understand all the benefits offered by your employer.

  8. bluesfemme Says:

    My condolences too. It's such a blessing to have someone stand in like that. FinX it works out for travel arrangements - any chance of a bereavement fare? (if it's cheaper)

  9. mamasita Says:

    Comfort to you, may you keep wonderful memories of your uncle.

  10. NJDebbie Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss. ((HUGS))

  11. NJDebbie Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss. ((HUGS))

  12. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss.

  13. MonkeyMama Says:

    Sending condolences and ((HUGS))

  14. LuckyRobin Says:

    Sorry for the loss of your uncle.

  15. Kiki Says:

    So sorry for your loss. I hope you can make the service.

  16. baselle Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss. I felt the same way after my grandma died at 96. Kind of, "you're on your own, kiddo."

  17. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    My condolences too.

  18. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you, everyone. I really appreciate your kind words.

  19. Ima saver Says:

    I too, am sorry for your loss.

  20. Thrifty Ray Says:

    {{hugs}} I am sure your dad and your stand in dad will be watching proudly together over you now.

  21. Looking Forward Says:

    Sorry for your loss. Have a safe trip.

  22. SicilyYoder Says:

    Still thinking of you.

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