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Quick Update

by BlueDragon
I haven't written a blog in a while, but since I was unable to post last week, and the same is looking to be true for this week, I wanted to give you readers a head's up, without posting a page.

As you may know, my partner and I had to travel back to Illinois on Sept. 14. My parents are older, and I had to help my mom with paperwork she didn't understand, as we finally were able to get my dad's health decline diagnosed. TMI, but he has muscular dementia. He should be in a nursing home now, but we know several people who had their homes taken by the State and sold to pay for putting a person in a nursing home. My mom, sister, and nephew all live in that house: if it was just Mom, she'd say "fuck it" and move into an apartment, cause she's sick of the upkeep. But it's not. So there you have it. 

So I had to discuss and help get started the process of transfering everything over to my mother's name (which, we found out my dad hadn't done, even though they'd been married for over 49 years--I don't want to get into it, but he should have had her name on the house to begin with).

Needless to say, this has been something preoccupying my time. We just got back home last night, and while I'm excited and ready to get pages done, there's a lot that we need to do to get settled back in (unpacking, grocery shopping, cooking, etc). I am motivated to work. We are entering an important crossroads in the story.

I will be posting again next week for sure. I have things thumbnailed, just been too busy, and with the pandemic I didn't want to pull my paper and pencils and pens out and get everything I own contaminated (we are seriously budgeting to build or buy our own bus to move into, so we can make visits without having to interact with society if we don't want to—it's a lot of downsizing, but we're tired of our material objects weighing us down, and have both had wake up calls seeing our families struggling because they don't want to lose things that...for the most part hold no sentimental value or meaning).

I'm sure this is all way too much information, but I've been on Comic Fury since...I think 2015, and most of you I feel I have some type of connection with and felt you deserved to be given a bit of inside information. I am so thankful you all have been with me on this journey with Dark Horse. You give me motivation, inspiration, and encouragement. I honest to God value all the years you've been there for me (this community in general, even if I don't share much personal info on the forums). When I lost my Manga Tutorials community, and had moved away from my friends and family, you all filled a tiny portion of that gap. I've since been able to reconnect with some of my friends and have written coorespondence with them, so I'm in a much better place than I was. But I really appreciate even the short comments, or the comics I've read, or the debates and discussions I've on the forums. This place is truly a forum I kinda feel at home with.

So thank you! I'll see you all next week, and I pray you've been keeping safe and sane.

Best wishes,

~Blue Dragon
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lirvilas 30th Sep 2020, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
lirvilas
thanks for the download... I'm probably going to ask you about some of those Illinois property laws via PM
BlueDragon 30th Sep 2020, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
BlueDragon
I'll see what I can do! Mom hasn't had her appointment with the Senior Center yet, but I have a little POA and Life Insurance/401K stuff I can answer.
BitterBadger 30th Sep 2020, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
BitterBadger
Sorry to hear about your father's illness. Muscular dementia sounds like an absolute nightmare. All I can say is good luck to you and your family in getting your mom's paperwork squared away as soon as possible!
BlueDragon 30th Sep 2020, 7:01 PM edit delete reply
BlueDragon
Thank you. It is not...pretty, but I admit it's worse on them since I live so far away and don't help everyday.


The worst part is dealing with the Doctors who offer no help or clue on where to go or what to do. And worse, they barely conceal their disinterest and lack of care. When Dad was easy, heck yeah they wanted to see him! Now he's falling apart, they couldn't be bothered (we've had to change once already). I've talked to three doctors, and get nothing.

Talk to nurses and NPs, they know everything. And they aren't paid as well (though, I know they do well for themselves, having worked with nurses and have nurse friends. They earn every damn penny, and you'll never convince me otherwise).

Our health care system is a massive clusterf*ck o_O
Marcel 30th Sep 2020, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
Marcel
Hang in there Ranger Woods. You can handle it.
BlueDragon 2nd Oct 2020, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
BlueDragon
Thanks man. It'll be okay in the end. It's just getting there that's the rough part.

I hope you've been keeping safe during the fires. Take care.
Icefall Kitsune 1st Oct 2020, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
Icefall Kitsune
Family first BlueDragon, we'll be here when you have the time. Wishing you the best in taking care of your dad and keeping the family home safe from the gov't predators.
BlueDragon 2nd Oct 2020, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
BlueDragon
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I hope you're keeping safe.
MadJak91 2nd Oct 2020, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
MadJak91
Good luck with stuff :>
BlueDragon 2nd Oct 2020, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
BlueDragon
Thank you! It'll be okay. It's frustrating, but I know we'll get things figured out.