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By atreides (Sat Nov 16, 2019 at 01:52:18 AM EST) (all tags)
A couple of days ago my mother's oldest brother died. He had health problems for a long time so it wasn't really surprising but, well, it's still a thing, isn't it?

I'd like to go, but this time I don't think I'm going to the funeral. Firstly, I don't think I can justify the cost right now. Money is a thing right now and even a simple trip to Houston isn't easily navigable right now. Secondly, there is a 95% chance that my mother will go. It's hard to explain to someone that you're not talking to them when you are not, in fact, speaking directly to them.

I'm 40 counties away from finishing the Great Project. I was hoping to have completed it or be under 20 by this point, but, as I mentioned, money is a thing. I had been hoping to finish the entire thing over Thanksgiving weekend, but that's probably not going to happen at this point. I'm hoping to finish by the end of the year, but I'm not even sure that's going to happen at this point. And my plans for next year? Who even knows?

This is why hope is dangerous. I never plan for the future anymore because when I make the mistake of trying to plan, everything falls apart. So why bother? What's the point?

And that's all I have to say about that.

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Funeral telecommute by Orion Blastar (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Nov 16, 2019 at 10:41:18 PM EST
that has got to be a business. Someone does a Facetime on their iPhone for you at the funeral so you get to see it all and talk to people instead of traveling there. Either that or put a robot with a camera and a screen of your face there.

I lack money supplies too, or I'd try that company out.

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The funeral by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Nov 17, 2019 at 02:28:14 AM EST
Since my father died in 2012, I sit on a few days of annual leave in case I need to get to Ireland at short notice. Being on semi permanent standby for bad news is a hateful part of adulthood,

It sucks by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #3 Sun Nov 17, 2019 at 10:20:47 PM EST
I've lost an aunt and an uncle in the last 12 months. I expect to lose more soon. My mother's oldest siblings are in their 80s.

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