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JoesMum

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Good afternooning all. We
driving home after visiting my inlaws for the day.

We haven’t seen JoesDad’s parents since last June due to his Mum’s mental health issues panicking about even a socially distanced chat in the garden. And then lockdowns happened. We didn’t give them a lot of choice or time to think about it; we just said we were on our way.

It went pretty well. Father in Law is a miserable so and so and is getting worse. Isolation suits him. He doesn’t want to socialise even with family.

To be honest I am not 100% convinced that it was MiL who didn’t want us to visit. MiL can’t bear not seeing family and usually gets upset that we don’t go more frequently.

Anyway it’s done. Hopefully we will be allowed back in about 6 weeks 🤞🏻
 

Yvonne G

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Good afternooning all. We
driving home after visiting my inlaws for the day.

We haven’t seen JoesDad’s parents since last June due to his Mum’s mental health issues panicking about even a socially distanced chat in the garden. And then lockdowns happened. We didn’t give them a lot of choice or time to think about it; we just said we were on our way.

It went pretty well. Father in Law is a miserable so and so and is getting worse. Isolation suits him. He doesn’t want to socialise even with family.

To be honest I am not 100% convinced that it was MiL who didn’t want us to visit. MiL can’t bear not seeing family and usually gets upset that we don’t go more frequently.

Anyway it’s done. Hopefully we will be allowed back in about 6 weeks 🤞🏻
That's one good thing about being the recluse that I am. I don't have to visit and no one expects me to. But now-a-days, I've outlived all my inlaws and parents. My son and his family live in Texas. My daughter lives about a mile away, but she works and is pretty reclusive too, so we don't need to visit. She will occasionally bring her two grandkids over to my house, but after they've seen all the animals, they leave. I don't have anything at all to do with my older sister, who lives somewhere up near Santa Rosa, and my younger sister lives in Oregon - way too far for me to visit. Just the right kind of family structure for an old, reclusive grump/troll who lives under the bridge!
 

Maro2Bear

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Good afternooning all. We
driving home after visiting my inlaws for the day.

We haven’t seen JoesDad’s parents since last June due to his Mum’s mental health issues panicking about even a socially distanced chat in the garden. And then lockdowns happened. We didn’t give them a lot of choice or time to think about it; we just said we were on our way.

It went pretty well. Father in Law is a miserable so and so and is getting worse. Isolation suits him. He doesn’t want to socialise even with family.

To be honest I am not 100% convinced that it was MiL who didn’t want us to visit. MiL can’t bear not seeing family and usually gets upset that we don’t go more frequently.

Anyway it’s done. Hopefully we will be allowed back in about 6 weeks 🤞🏻

Good you went. It sounds like Thanksgiving Day here.....😆
 

EllieMay

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Good afternooning all. We
driving home after visiting my inlaws for the day.

We haven’t seen JoesDad’s parents since last June due to his Mum’s mental health issues panicking about even a socially distanced chat in the garden. And then lockdowns happened. We didn’t give them a lot of choice or time to think about it; we just said we were on our way.

It went pretty well. Father in Law is a miserable so and so and is getting worse. Isolation suits him. He doesn’t want to socialise even with family.

To be honest I am not 100% convinced that it was MiL who didn’t want us to visit. MiL can’t bear not seeing family and usually gets upset that we don’t go more frequently.

Anyway it’s done. Hopefully we will be allowed back in about 6 weeks 🤞🏻
Hopefully everyone’s heart is lighter.. lol
its hard to want to visit people that want to be unhappy!
 

Ray--Opo

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That's one good thing about being the recluse that I am. I don't have to visit and no one expects me to. But now-a-days, I've outlived all my inlaws and parents. My son and his family live in Texas. My daughter lives about a mile away, but she works and is pretty reclusive too, so we don't need to visit. She will occasionally bring her two grandkids over to my house, but after they've seen all the animals, they leave. I don't have anything at all to do with my older sister, who lives somewhere up near Santa Rosa, and my younger sister lives in Oregon - way too far for me to visit. Just the right kind of family structure for an old, reclusive grump/troll who lives under the bridge!
Well I say once the covid gets better. We all plan a visit to Yvonne's to start off the future reunions. 😁
 

Ray--Opo

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Good afternooning all. We
driving home after visiting my inlaws for the day.

We haven’t seen JoesDad’s parents since last June due to his Mum’s mental health issues panicking about even a socially distanced chat in the garden. And then lockdowns happened. We didn’t give them a lot of choice or time to think about it; we just said we were on our way.

It went pretty well. Father in Law is a miserable so and so and is getting worse. Isolation suits him. He doesn’t want to socialise even with family.

To be honest I am not 100% convinced that it was MiL who didn’t want us to visit. MiL can’t bear not seeing family and usually gets upset that we don’t go more frequently.

Anyway it’s done. Hopefully we will be allowed back in about 6 weeks 🤞🏻
Glad you went. You are right it's a matter of finding out the time period between visits. I have a sister who has been distance for yrs. I reach out now and then and kind of feel out the situation. Something I haven't shared here is my sister is not really very responsible with money. I periodically pay her rent a few times a year and car repairs. Well her daughter who lives in New Jersey. Just bought a townhouse near me, for her mother to live in. With a reduced rate on the rent.( I foresee many problems coming). Anyways my sister moved in last weds from Jacksonville. Rose and I have been over helping her get settled in the last few days. My sister can be a handful but seems to handling family presence so far.
So I will have to figure out the right balance on visiting her
Weds she is coming over to meet Opo. She has never been to my house. Whenever we make plans for holiday visits. First she says yes but then always backs out.
 

Cathie G

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Five ducklings and two rabbits Back to my house today. total of $30 spent... Mom got the laying hens that she wanted and we did a little extra shopping for supplies and had lunch together..

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when we first walked in, Jayden saw the blue ticked rabbit ( champagne de Argent) and wanted it. I asked the price and was told $30.. I really liked that rabbit but told Jayden we should see everything before we made a decision.. a few steps later, we came across a guy with three of the California’s ( meat rabbits).. he really liked one of those . Guy told me $15 for one or a deal for more..again, I told Jayden we needed to see everything.. After making all the rounds , Jayden was still hung up on the meat rabbit so we went back.. I dug in my purse and found $20 in cash. I gave it to Jayden and told him to ask the guy if he would take it for two of them ( so 1 wouldn’t be lonely) He said yes so I was loading rabbits when the guy asked if I would take the third and last one. I told him I didn’t have any more cash and he said he had already sold 20 of them and this was the last and would get cooked if I didn’t take him.. so Of course I DID! He hooked me up with their water bottle, Feeder, and last of food just so he could leave.. SO. away I go with my three rabbits wondering how I will ever pass this off to hubby.. several times various people stopped me asking where I had gotten the California’s and I had to tell them That they were the last of them.. it was then I got the grand idea.. I headed over to the place with the blue rabbit amd asked if they would trade me two for the one I wanted.. she was thrilled and probably Made a good profit but I traded two rabbits that I paid $5 for and didn’t want for one that I would have paid $30 for and loved.. SUCCESSFUL trade days!!
What kind is the blue rabbit? A Californian was the first house rabbit I had. He was such a sweet heart. Him and Dilly grew up together. They used to lay in each other's arms cleaning each other.
 

EllieMay

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What kind is the blue rabbit? A Californian was the first house rabbit I had. He was such a sweet heart. Him and Dilly grew up together. They used to lay in each other's arms cleaning each other.
He’s not really blue... he’s kind of silver with dark ticking and it makes him look sorta like a blue tick hound ( hence the name Tick) .. but he’s a Champagne de Argent..his ear is Tatooed H1... ??? I had never heard of or seen one so I had to google the breed... looks like they originated in France, were imported into Europe and then Finally made it to America.. He and the other one have totally opposite personalities.. Tick is very curious and extremely active! He will follow me around the pen and climb over me if I’m sitting down. And if you walk up and observe him, he will just randomly take off at lightening speed and jump and kick them legs out.. I have already enjoyed him immensely in the past 24 hours:))
 

Cathie G

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He’s not really blue... he’s kind of silver with dark ticking and it makes him look sorta like a blue tick hound ( hence the name Tick) .. but he’s a Champagne de Argent..his ear is Tatooed H1... ??? I had never heard of or seen one so I had to google the breed... looks like they originated in France, were imported into Europe and then Finally made it to America.. He and the other one have totally opposite personalities.. Tick is very curious and extremely active! He will follow me around the pen and climb over me if I’m sitting down. And if you walk up and observe him, he will just randomly take off at lightening speed and jump and kick them legs out.. I have already enjoyed him immensely in the past 24 hours:))
Yes. I finally did figure out the true breed. From what I read in my rabbit book they are wonderful as a house bunny 🐰 My book has a nice little article on them. Watch out ur gonna get hooked 😏
 

EllieMay

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Yes. I finally did figure out the true breed. From what I read in my rabbit book they are wonderful as a house bunny 🐰 My book has a nice little article on them. Watch out ur gonna get hooked 😏
I can’t keep these in the house.. Hubby would probably move out...😖 but I did have a house rabbit before and he was pretty special!! I didn’t intend to get these guys but I think they will be happy.. they will still have plenty of enrichment and undoubtedly more room than either has ever seen... plus, the white one won’t end up as someone’s supper 😁
 

Jan A

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Well storm missed us! 🙁
We need rain.
I'm moving from Colorado to Oklahoma where they have standing water. This is a shock!! We are in a perpetual draught, together with max influxes of people from California & the West Coast, & the WATER was over ap
Good afternooning all. We
driving home after visiting my inlaws for the day.

We haven’t seen JoesDad’s parents since last June due to his Mum’s mental health issues panicking about even a socially distanced chat in the garden. And then lockdowns happened. We didn’t give them a lot of choice or time to think about it; we just said we were on our way.

It went pretty well. Father in Law is a miserable so and so and is getting worse. Isolation suits him. He doesn’t want to socialise even with family.

To be honest I am not 100% convinced that it was MiL who didn’t want us to visit. MiL can’t bear not seeing family and usually gets upset that we don’t go more frequently.

Anyway it’s done. Hopefully we will be allowed back in about 6 weeks 🤞🏻
This is tough & you have to be upset. The elderly cannot understand this virus or fathom the order for no physical contact. I just went thru this with my in-laws over the last year & a half.
 

Blackdog1714

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Good afternooning all. We
driving home after visiting my inlaws for the day.

We haven’t seen JoesDad’s parents since last June due to his Mum’s mental health issues panicking about even a socially distanced chat in the garden. And then lockdowns happened. We didn’t give them a lot of choice or time to think about it; we just said we were on our way.

It went pretty well. Father in Law is a miserable so and so and is getting worse. Isolation suits him. He doesn’t want to socialise even with family.

To be honest I am not 100% convinced that it was MiL who didn’t want us to visit. MiL can’t bear not seeing family and usually gets upset that we don’t go more frequently.

Anyway it’s done. Hopefully we will be allowed back in about 6 weeks 🤞🏻
Why do you have to go back so quickly? I find years help the nerves and allows you to forget how bad they act! Good luck
 
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