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Taking some time off from work



I told my boss this morning that after I finish up the few projects I am working on that I wanted to take several weeks off from work. Since my dad died, I feel like my life has changed in so many ways. Not only did I inherit "worldly" things, I have taken more responsibility for my dad's two sisters, one of whom lost her only son in January (he was never married nor had children). Neither are able to handle their finances although they both have enough money to cover their expenses at the moment. One is in a nursing facility against her will - her son was living with her at home and taking care of her but when he got sick she had to go. She is bedridden and wants to be waited on.


Then there's my brother with his whole situation with his wife, and he just found out he has prostate cancer.


And, I now own my dad's house and need to do something with it. I need to clean out one aunt's house and help my other aunt clean out a storage unit.


My DH is doing his best to maintain everything from a property and equipment standpoint. Since his dad died last year, he is helping his mother maintain her residence. Then we have my dad's house and other properties plus our house and a duplex.


I need to figure out what to do about my "job". At the moment, I just don't want to work at all and I definitely don't want to own a business (see prior blog entry). I am hoping that taking some time off will help clarify what I need to do on that front.


Last, I need to decide my priorities with my inheritance. With no debt, I can concentrate on my kids' educations and investing.


I am just so overwhelmed by it all.


And my poor children - my DS's birthday wish was that his grandpa was still alive. :(


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That sounds overwhelming and I think you are on the right path by requesting some time and thinking things through. Hang in there and remember to take care of yourself. (((hugs)))

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A few weeks off seems like a necessity! I'm sorry you are dealing with all of this. ((HUGS)) to you.

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You have a lot on your plate, time off from work sounds like a good plan. You have so many difficult things to deal with all at once, I have had just my Mom to help and that's been difficult at times.


Sorry to here about your brothers diagnosis. Prayers and hugs!

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I know how you feel.  I have gone through a lot of loss in my life, but I managed.  Losing my Dad in 2009 was very hard and I was the only living child.  So I had to handle everything and it was very overwhelming.  Thank the Lord for my DH as he was my rock and helped me work through it all.  


Looks like you have a lot of family issues that makes it hard to focus on work.  At least you have been on the plan and know how to use any inheritance wisely.  Wish I had done the same.  Most of our debt comes from paying for daily living with CC while trying to hang on to my Dad's home (plus renovating it).  Huge mistake, but we did find out we are not ones to flip houses nor be landlords.  Good lessons to learn!


Saying a prayer for you and your family.  

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