Friday, July 13, 2018

More bad news

Another day of some very sad news. DH's nephew committed suicide this morning. 24 years old and a shock to his parents (DH's brother). So so sad.

I have today off work. We had to go into the bank in the city to sign something. Also stopped at Home  Depot to pick up some more masking tape and also got the little chrome vanity light for the shop bathroom. Then we went to Harbor Freight and DH picked up another little tool bag.

When we got to the property about noon, the builder and another guy were there working on the trim and siding. They had a little bit of the siding up next to one of the windows. They had started to paint the window trim. We had picked out a dark brown to go with garage doors...but, the siding dark brown (it's two tone wood grain look) is the same dark color and they felt it was too much dark brown. He felt we should change the trim to the lighter brown color in the siding and we agreed. We also decided to get the shakes that are pre-painted, rather than him painting them. They will last years and years and we won't have to be trying to paint shakes high up on our shop and house every 3 or so  years. We are having him put in tongue and groove soffits and they had gotten started on that. I really like the stain he picked out for it. It looks so nice with the siding. Such a richer finished look to it with the tongue and groove boards.

I left DH out at the property and came home. I'll hang out here a couple hours before I go back. It's just too hot outside. I don't do well being outside in really hot weather (95 today). After I got home I called DD, who has today off because this was her 4/10 week at work. We had already been texting all morning, but I wanted to hear her voice and tell her I loved her (though she beat me to it!).

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  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you all can find some comfort for and to each other.

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  2. Such sad news. How does one even begin to make sense of something like this? Prayers for comfort.

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  3. So sad. I'm not sure I would have been able to function much at all today after getting that news. News like that rattles me to the core.

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  4. So sorry to hear this. Prayers.

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  5. So sorry for your loss at such a young age. Poor guy.

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  6. Thank you everyone. It is so tragic and hard to understand. DH went and saw his brother last night, so hopefully was able to bring some comfort to him

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  7. I am so sorry - we just went through this with dd's boyfriend in february and you can NEVER prepare for something this horrific. The only peace she has taken out of the situation is he is not hurting anymore and is at peace now. She also believes that he didn't do this to hurt anyone, but because he felt like he was HELPING them not to have to deal with his issues....they will get through this because they have to and just be there for them when they need to talk. Dd and I have been going to a suicide bereavement group which actually helped a lot - maybe something to look into when this isn't so raw,

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    1. I hope his parents and sister can find some peace with it all. I'm sorry for your dd's loss.

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  8. Oh my gosh what a terrible shock. I'm not sure anyone can fathom what is going through the mind of someone who commits suicide. I think personally it is the only way they can see at that moment in time to stop their hurt. I'm so so sorry. Anna

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    1. I can't fathom it either. It's so sad that that's the only way they can deal with their unhappiness.

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