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My husband starts his cancer treatments this Wednesday. It'll be every week day for 7 weeks. It's 94 miles away so it'll be a big drain on our finances. Wednesday after going up to St Joseph, MO and returning home I will need to pack up and go pick up my DIL at school in Warrensburg, MO and make the drive down to Branson, MO to spend 5 days with her grandpa and some other family members. I spend every day at home canning more and more stuff from the garden. I need to pick several beds of dry beans and get them stored away also. I also go one full bed of garlic I need to get dug up and when very dry rub between my hands to remove the paper skins and then freeze them and then bag up to keep in the freezer for use this winter. Then I have 3 beds of onions to deal with. Our heat wave is suppose to finally break on Wednesday. I'm looking forward to the 70's instead of our high 90's. It will make working outside much nicer. We will be staying in St Joseph on September 26 for a week or so to help my son get his roof replaced. It was a new roof when he bought it 10 years ago and it is all turned up and has to be replaced. I'll make sure he saves the receipts because they should have at least a twenty year warranty in case they go bad again. They moved to Topeka, KS after he lost his job to take a new job so he needs to gt the house sold but has to replace the roof before he can do so. Going to be a long month for me dealing with everything.


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  1. Ketsyc's Avatar
    Cherlynn- I am adding you to my prayer list. We also are a family dealing with cancer (my father was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia at the end of August). I know you are very busy and I'm sure your husband is helping as much as he can. Here are some suggestions that might help you get finished and keep your sanity.

    First if you are associated with a church- speak to the youth coordinator, see if he has some green thumbs that would like to earn some community points. You could also contact 4H club locally and see if they would be interested in helping out. Don't be afraid to ask for help, even the little things will make life easier. Best wishes for you and your husband. Ketsy
  2. my4mainecoons's Avatar
    Cherlynn, thanks for sharing an update, our thoughts are with you and your family during this scary time. Cancer has such an impact in our lives in so many ways and the one that we usually dont even think about is the financial side of it. We usually worry so much about just making sure our loved ones heal and get healthy that the major expenses are often overlooked.

    On the roof thing with your son, make sure you use the proper underlayment on the roof because if you don't the warranty is void. Also, you want 40 year shingles, 20 year only last about 8-10 years and they WONT stand by the warranty especially if the installer is not Licensed in your state. It will be denied. Take care and keep us posted!
  3. Wrinkleyold's Avatar
    I will pray for you and yours! I just joined today, and you're the first blog I've read. I'm so sorry.
  4. Lindy1961's Avatar

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.