Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Happy Update!

Just wanted to take a long-overdue moment to check in and to say THANK YOU to everyone who helped to save our house. At the moment, we’re still working on the repairs (they should be finished by Thanksgiving, knock on wood!), but for the first time in a long time, I don’t fear what tomorrow might bring. I want to thank everyone who helped us, and I wanted to say THANKS as well to those who have offered me emotional support. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.


If you’ve heard the news lately, too, then maybe you’ve heard about the tornadoes that ripped through Indiana yesterday. We live about an hour north of the worst hit area (Kokomo), and I’m thankful to say that we had winds but kind of balanced between the storms so we didn’t actually get anything major where we live. It was frightening, though, because the tornado alarms went off and were pretty scary. Today, Eric’s factory (about fifteen minutes north of us) was shut down due to power outage, but it’s up and running now, and we’re hoping that he can take a vacation day for today so that we don’t lose a day’s pay since our electric bill is due next week. It’s not a huge deal, but it will make things incredibly tight if he’s short a day that isn’t his fault. But I think they’ll allow it because I’m sure that he’s not the only one who will be asking lol.


We don’t actually have a thing for Thanksgiving dinner, but I figure that it’s okay. All my guys and I have talked about it, and we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s fine to have peanut butter sandwiches and ramen for our holiday because we have so much to be thankful for. I feel like I’ve learned so much this year especially but last year as well about blessings and about the things that truly matter. We might not have much this year, but maybe next year will be better. We don’t have anything for Thanksgiving, and we won’t have anything for Christmas, either, but we’re healthy, and we’re home, and I think that’s more than a lot of people have.


As for updates, I am hoping to get back to my real love of writing when we finally get the kitchen work out of the way. I am HOPING to give you all the rest of Subterfuge for Christmas this year. At least, this is my aim, God willing, so I hope you’re all looking forward to that!


Again, I cannot express my gratitude to everyone who has helped us. I know I’ve said it before, but I mean it. I truly hope God blesses you all, and I pray that you all enjoy this holiday season!


With all my love,


posted by Sueric at 2:38 am  

1 Comment »

  1. You don’t know me, but I’ve been reading your stories and visiting your website since I was about 12 – I am now almost 21. Your stories have always brought great joy to my life and also inspiration for writing my own. I recently came back to this website to revisit some of your stories that still hold a close place in my heart and I was upset to see that you were going through such tough times in your last update, so I was really happy when I came today to the site and saw this new update. I hope things continue to be better for you and that you can regain your creative center in writing since I know how hard it is to want to express that creativity, but being blocked by crappy real life situations.

    Long story short, I really just wanted to say I’m glad things are working out and I wish I could help you in any monetary way but as a broke college student, that’s pretty impossible. Instead, I wanted to let you know how much you and your work have meant to me for this….half of my life, now, pretty much. Keep your head up, and I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays.

    Comment by bakabaka — November 22, 2013 @ 9:56 am

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