Seriously, it's been a week of ups and downs, I just can't handle anymore intense emotions.
This past Wednesday I decided to go with my cousins to visit my sick great uncle after work. He wasn't normally a sick guy, he just turned 78 and had been fairly healthy, but the past 2 months he had been having some issues with his kidneys. As we were getting on the ferry from Manhattan to Weehawken, New Jersey I get a phone call from my mom that he had died. I swear a part of me just died there. Thank God I was with my cousins, because if I would have decided to stay home I would have been alone. My husband has class until 9:30 PM Wednesday nights.
As you can imagine this past week has been an emotional roller coaster. My father, and several of my cousins from Florida flew up to attend the services. My great aunt needed the family. She was just an emotional wreck. She'd be fine one moment and the next she was shouting about how she lost the lover of her life, and how can she live without him. It really broke my heart. At one point she took the rosary from around her neck which I thought she was going to use to pray, but instead threw it across the room and asked god where he was. I was just so heart broken for her. I've never seen my aunt in so much pain.
Friday was the wake, which I've unfortunately been through so many by now. I've had a lot of loss in my life. So many people came out, and I think it helped cheer up my aunt. Saturday was the actual funeral, though he wasn't buried, he will instead be cremated and we're going to take him to Spain so he can be buried with my Grandpa and the rest of his siblings and parents (aka my great grandparents).
The one good thing out of the funeral was the family time I got to spend. Funerals do always bring families together, and it was nice to see my dad too. Luckily, the guy I'm hoping to get the movie gig with was able to move our appointment with investors to this week so I could have time to mourn with the family.
One of the good things that happened this past week is that my Mom and aunts finally told me that they had all my grandmother's assets in check, and were planning to split what she left behind to me, my sister and my cousins in her will. If you don't remember, my Grandmother passed last year in March. I had no idea this was coming, so I was very appreciative that my Grandma left a little something for me. When I finally received the money, it was about $200 short of what I needed to pay off all my bills. But I could spare the $200 (thanks to you guys!) and managed to FINALLY pay all my bills today! I have no more medical bills, no more taxes and no more credit card bills. I of course still have my car loan, and my husband's student loans, but that is more than manageable with my salary.
Of course, someone had to just shit all over my parade to mark this shitty week. Apparently when we went to go pay our balance off with the IRS they told us it had already been paid with our 2013 tax return. You know, the one we haven't filed yet. So yep, our identities have been stolen, and someone is prancing around with OUR tax return. Not only do we have to now file everything through snail mail and challenge the thief's tax return, we have to change a million and one things, from credit cards to social security information.
I just want to fucking scream.