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01/11/2016 22:34 #60395

2015 at a glance
wow. been such a long time. hope everyone is doing well.

my 2015 went something like this:

sold most of our household items before selling our house and buying a much smaller one in Kenmore. had a few major construction projects after the purchase, the biggest being a new wider concrete driveway. loved furnishing and decorating the new house and was consumed by that for a while

adopted a couple of cats, because, well, that's what lonely old widows do, right?

my father died 11 September 2015 after a nearly 2 year battle with cancer. it was sad, but also a relief to see his painful suffering end.

after Walt died, I found great support in a couple of friends and lost myself in the comfort of an adopted family for a short time.

reconnected with an old friend that had previously dissolved in a petty argument after realizing how short life really is.

got some new ink.

had to have surgery just before xmas, which meant I had to hang about in pjs for a while, but yeah, got more time off work

got in trouble at work which resulted in 8 weeks administrative leave -- for, oddly enough, refusing to work in a situation I thought was dangerous -- scheduled every other week and I loved it. wish I could afford that schedule all the time

and I learned a lot about myself. what I really value. what I want to hold close and what I am willing to walk away from. that grief is extremely complicated and excruciatingly painful but allows space for immense growth. that I can face my biggest fears. that the light at the end of the tunnel is visible

well, that was a lot more than I was initially intending on writing but there it is. a snap shot of my 2015. see you next year?
paul - 01/15/16 15:18
Here's to less complicated 2016!! Miss you!

11/09/2014 19:12 #59555

Thanks e:Terry
So sorry, been meaning to thank you for calling me back, (e:Terry). Unfortunately, i needed info/help with something to do with our taxes almost right away, so i paid a lawyer instead. Problem was solved. Thanks!

10/07/2014 12:22 #59459

interwebs help please!!
Any geeks out there willing to help a girl with figuring out why her interwebs on the 2 linux boxes aren't working? Please? (E:Paul)??
leetee - 10/09/14 08:47
Thanks Paul... I was able to determine where the problem was so I sat and had a conversation with Walt (yes one sided I'm not that crazy yet!) about how to fix it and I figured it out! Yay! In the future might need your help...
paul - 10/09/14 00:12
Sorry Lee, just saw this now ;( I am off on Friday if that works for you.

10/01/2014 21:06 #59435

My Waltie
Thank you everyone for your kind, supportive words. They truly mean so very much to me.

From the Buffalo News Obituary:
TUROWSKI - Walt Suddenly and unexpectedly in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, September 29, 2014 in his 56th year, beloved husband of Lee; dear son-in-law of John and Judy Erridge of Hamilton. Walt was an employee with R.G.I.S. A Memorial Service will be held from the Chapel of Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home, 1671 Maple Rd., Williamsville, NY, on Saturday at 1 PM. Cremation has taken place.

The Dignity Memorial page:

After the memorial, there will be a reception at the Grapevine (as set up by the funeral home) on Niagara Falls Blvd.

show up to both or just one....
libertad - 10/05/14 12:24
I'm sorry I couldn't attend the service, I'm in Charleston and would've definitely attended if I were at home. I'm thinking of you.
lilho - 10/03/14 09:19
I'm very sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you. :)
heidi - 10/02/14 20:33
We'll be there, (e:Leetee). (HUGS)

09/29/2014 20:43 #59429

Good-Bye My Heart
dear friends,

i know i haven't published here for a while. and the things i have published last were sad.

before i go any further, i want to fist thank (e:Heidi) and (e:Terry) for even considering (e:Uncutsaniflush) for a position at Allen Street Consulting. it was a source of pride and honour for him.

today, Monday September 29, 2014 my sweet, innocent, socially awkward, analytical, super intelligent husband died.

my heart is completely shattered. i am not sure how to live a life without him.

thank you for sharing your life with me (e:uncutsaniflush). i miss you
iriesara - 10/03/14 19:18
I've only met you both a few times, but I am sending sincere wishes of peace to you in this time. I cannot imagine. Much love.
tinypliny - 09/30/14 17:23
Leetee!!!!!! I am incredibly sad to hear this. :((

Sending out my heart to you!!
Stay strong and please know I am thinking of you.
vincent - 09/29/14 23:57
Wow I'm stunned.

I'm so sorry. Let me know if you need anything.

mike - 09/29/14 23:30
Im so sorry to hear this Lee. I cannot imagine what you are going through. You both seemed to make each other so happy. If you need anything ever let me know.
terry - 09/29/14 22:26
I'm so sorry for you, Lee. And utterly shocked - I just saw him last week and all seemed good. I can't believe we've lost such a good, kind, and intelligent man, with no warning. Here for you if you need me.
heidi - 09/29/14 22:23
Lee, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Walt was a really special man and he loved you so intensely and devotedly. In the interview we asked him to talk about a project that he contributed to its success. He talked about your very lengthy and successful immigration process. It was wonderful to reconnect with him. Let us know if you need anything.
joe - 09/29/14 22:22
Sorry to hear about your loss. I only met (e:uncutsaniflush) once before, but it sounds like he meant a lot to you and his friends. I am sure he'll be missed.
mrmike - 09/29/14 22:07
So, sorry, Lee, such a good dude. Here for you too
paul - 09/29/14 21:47
Omg. I am so sorry for you. Walt was so awesome. He will be missed by everyone. If you need anything you know where to find us.
janelle - 09/29/14 21:39
I certainly haven't published in a while, but I still pass through estrip from time to time. I can't pass through tonight without saying I'm terribly, terribly sorry for your loss. I can't imagine losing ones life partner so suddenly.

I noticed when Drew stirred up controversy on his FB page, your husband was right there with thoughtful and no nonsense comments. I often appreciated that.