I Was Seriously Mistaken

The other day when I thought my plate was full?

Oh no no no no no.

The Wifely Unit called me at work about 45 minutes ago and told me her Mom had passed away.

She had gone in for surgery earlier in the day and the last I had heard it was successful and that they had taken her back to her room but had to put her on a ventilator.

Apparently that was too much for the poor lady.

My Wife is quite understandably devastated and can barely talk.

So now, the shit has hit the fan in a big way around here because this just opened an industrial size can of worms.

I’m still trying to deal with my family after my Step Mother’s recent passing and now this gets added to the list.

Right now I have come home from work and am fixing to head over to her parents place so I can try and comfort my wife and her family.

The phone calls have already started and tomorrow funeral arrangements and all of that needs to be addressed.

As you might imagine I am going to be busy for a while. I thank you in advance for your condolences and well wishes but there are a lot of things that need to be taken care of.

My wife is at the top of that list.

See ya when I see ya.

32 thoughts on “I Was Seriously Mistaken

  1. My heartfelt condolence to you, you wife especially and your family, We will wait patiently until your return and we know your plate is more then full Phil. God speed to your family.

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  2. Sorry, Phil. Condolences. Sounds like priority one is going to be arranging care (sitter?) for your father-in-law. Is there someone who can stay with him for the next several days at least? I’ll bet that being at home (familiar environment) will do him better than getting plunked into a new (and therefore confusing and scary) environment. Just sent you something for call it the “dumpster rental fund”. Pipe up if there’s anything else we can do.

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  3. So sorry to hear of your hardships. It seems to always come in waves. I hope things get better soon and you have my condolences for yourself, your wife, and family members.


  4. My condolences, Phil.
    That’s a lot on your plate.
    One step, or bite as you will, at a time.
    Take it all easy.



  5. Our condolences for your wife’s loss. I hope family and friends can deal with the news well. Be patient and ‘shields up’ – unexpected losses like this can cause some individuals to strike out when they aren’t fully realizing the consequences. At a time like this, words really are important – choose them carefully.


  6. my condolences to your family
    Prayers for your wife and her family.
    Glad to see you have your priorities in order, family and friends first, blog later.
    If there is anything you need, I am sure that I speak for many here, let us know and we will help.


  7. Phil

    # 1………..do not run yourself so ragged that YOU end up in the hospital…it is VERY easy to do in times like this; the physical work combined with the mental stresses can knock you on your ass before you know what hit you.

    # 2 See # 1

    #’s 3-999 See # 2


  8. Condolences to you and your family. Those of us that are near retirement age and have elderly parents know that little fear in the back of your mind when the phone rings at odd times. My advice would be don’t get too far ahead of yourself and just do the next right thing as this unfolds. I can tell you that when my mother in-law died it was some time before my wife was ok so be patient.


  9. Dealing with both of my in-laws passing I became the facilitator of things needing scheduled, ordered, and assigned to whomever could/would do them. Carried a notebook around and had one on the catch-all table in the front hallway for everyone to put down what needed doing or who would do it. I know each family dynamic is different and that you can only go with the flow and do so much. Thoughts and prayers…


  10. Deepest Condolences to you and your family. Take care of the family is first and foremost. We will all be here when you return to hear your latest rant about Chineseium and whatever is stuck in your craw!!


  11. Phil…

    I cannot express the amount of sadness the passing of you in law brings. You’re a great gentleman, and I am sure the wifely unit, as you call her, will need a lot of love and attention, along with the family. I know you are up for it, in the finest methods…

    My sincere condolences, and please, give the extra love and com0passion from me, to your family, in this time of sadness and sorrow.

    Many blessing to you and yours!!!!



  12. Phil, my deepest condolences on your second loss. Please let the misses know that the Pretty Wife and I have you and yours in our prayers.



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