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Life is kinda moving along at a weird pace here. I had to go look at the calendar to figure out which day it is. My aunt arrived from Utah today (and boy are her arms tired) and one of my cousins (I think. that side of the family hedge is odd.) is also here. We called the other who is unfortunately in England at the moment fixing broken systems (we had at least hoped it was to see his Polish physicist girlfriend). There have also been lots of visitors dropping by (john I don't seem to have your phone # in my new phone. come on over, thursday is probably better than friday if you can swing it), and my father really enjoys the company.

He's still doing ok, though he seems to tire out more quickly each day, but he's eating fairly well which is slightly unusual. Other than pain meds and just enough insulin to keep the thirst at bay, he's completely off his meds. No one is sure how long it will take before everything comes unglued. My mother, and my sister to a lesser extent, are having a particularly hard time with that after spending 40 years patching him up and fixing what ailed him.

...

I'm not sure how long I'll be up here. The boss said take as much time as you need, but I'm sure HR wouldn't agree with that, nevermind leaving my coworkers in the lurch with lots of wonky mail systems (fuck you, Zimbra, fuck you.) That's all I've got at the moment...

Date: 2009-03-18 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyp.livejournal.com
Oh sweetie. Please give him a hug from me and give him my love. Hugs to you, your mom and sister too.

Date: 2009-03-18 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizzielizzie.livejournal.com
Your co-workers will be fine. Spend time with your Dad. Work can suck it.

Date: 2009-03-18 08:35 pm (UTC)
mizarchivist: (ZeArchivist)
From: [personal profile] mizarchivist
That's what Amy said, too

Date: 2009-03-18 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweetmmeblue.livejournal.com
EMail HR and find out the process for applying officially for Family leave time. I think that will guarantee you three months after you use up your vacation and sick time but it varies a bit by company.

I agree with the others. Take what time you need to do what you need to do.

Date: 2009-03-19 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] milknut.livejournal.com
well said!

Date: 2009-03-18 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kazmat.livejournal.com
You aren't leaving us in the lurch. Most assuredly, yes, fuck Zimbra (and LDAP and upper management, and... I have an entire list), but seriously, it's just a job. Real life is way more important; stay where you need to be.

*hugs*

Date: 2009-03-19 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pir.livejournal.com
That.

Do what you need to do and be as well as you can, neh?

Date: 2009-03-19 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sauergeek.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] kazmat has it right. Do what you need in real life; work can wait or muddle along without for a while.

Date: 2009-03-19 12:08 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-03-20 04:13 pm (UTC)
drwex: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drwex
*leaves a pebble*

Date: 2009-03-22 07:30 am (UTC)
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