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Word from the Great White North
My parents didn't call last night, which had me a little worried. I tried calling repeatedly but got nothing but a busy signal with each try, leaving me unable to even leave a message begging for a status update (since they don't believe in voice mail, which frustrates me no end when my father is online). I gave up at around 11:00 PM last night, figuring that if I couldn't get through they'd call me when they had the chance. Well, the call finally came while I was out at lunch today. My mother called my cell and passed the word -- the visit has been entirely called off. My grandpa's condition doesn't seem to be getting worse but, on the flip side, it doesn't seem to be getting noticably better either.

This news has some good and bad aspects to it. On the bad side, I don't get to see my family. On the good side, I don't have to feel guilty about being at work tomorrow for four to six hours.

All of this only serves to strengthen my resolve to have a major holiday (Thanksgiving or Christmas) with my family this year. Hell, I've got three weeks of vacation still on the clock...

And the way the story started

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doomsey From: doomsey Date: August 19th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
At some point one needs to tell people in charge that one is not going to be there, and they just have to deal with it. remember, they're allowed to tell you that you can't take certain days off, sure, but thy're not allowed to keep you from using your vacation time

if you have three weeks saved up, maybe you should consider telling them that you're taking a week off in the next month. let them pick when, but they can't prevent you from doing so.

and visit your family.

brianblackberry From: brianblackberry Date: August 20th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey dude, you are openly invited to attend out event for Randy Saturday evening, we would love to have you. It starts at 1pm but that is really just when we said people can start showing up, anytime in the afternoon or evening is fine. Let me know :)
harlee_one From: harlee_one Date: August 21st, 2005 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* Awwss, well at leats you know that everything was okay, right? *nudges and hints a little* You know you are always welcome to take a trip/vacation out here to visit me..? ;) *giggles and snugs* I'm just glad that everything has been okay for you so far. I know that work has been tough and getting sleep is like trying to pull roots from dry dirt. :P Take c are of yourself and always remember there are others out in this world that care about you, quite a bit. :)
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