Hello again, long lost family!

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Hexemaus, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Hexemaus

    Hexemaus Active Member

    Gee, I leave for a bit and Fran goes & sells the house on me? lol. :wink: Actually, Fran, you deserve some time off from being head warrior mom. :smile: You have fought bravely for your difficult child and given us all a soft place to call home. Happy retirement!

    I'll have to spend some serious time catching up on everyone. I haven't had a spare minute to be on the boards in months now. I feel so far behind!

    A quick update on us...

    easy child turned 18 the beginning of January. She's gone back & forth with the boy she got engaged to last year. On again, off again, on again, then off again for several months. She started seeing other people and looking at colleges, but she was still miserable. Apparently, so was he as they are back "on" again now. She is wary and moving slowly, but at least I can "hear" her smiling again when we talk. (Maybe he is the love of her life? Who am I to know or judge? My job, at this point in her life, is just to be here to support her, whether I agree with her choices or not.)

    difficult child 1 is doing better since I pulled her back out of public school. She was suspended for putting graffiti all over the bathroom walls at the school. Granted, her graffiti was her own poetry to which she was dumb enough to sign her name, but still graffiti nonetheless. Add to that failing 3 classes and skipping two days of art class in a row to spend lunch with her friends, & I just had enough. She seems to be doing better now that she's back in the homeschool environment. She has her first "official" Mom-sanctioned boyfriend. He seems like a nice enough kid. He has parents who care, set appropriate limits, and pay attention to what their kids are doing. Not much more I can ask than that.

    difficult child 2 is doing well, although he went to the ER last night. He's caught a virus of some sort and scared me good with high fever and shaking. Turns out he was dehydrated, but doing better now that he's home and got a couple of liters of fluids in him. He's grown by leaps and bounds since August. (Went from a size 12/14 in boys to a men's medication/lg and 30/30 pants just since August!) Otherwise, he's doing well - just typical difficult child kinds of things, but nothing major.

    difficult child 3 is still my sweet, kind-hearted, turbo-charged Energizer Bunny. Some days, I wonder if he's ever going to grow up or if he's going to be my slightly smaller version of Peter Pan. lol. (Fine by me...I'll happily take one who never hits those dreaded teens!!)

    As for me...I sold my house & bought another. We close sometime in the next 14 days or so. The business has also grown enough that I rented a small office in a local office plaza. I'm shooting for a Valentine's Day grand opening. I just have a few odds & ends to finish up and I'll be ready.
    Now to go get caught up on all of you guys!
  2. Lori4ever

    Lori4ever New Member

    It's great to hear from you. It has been awhile. I'm glad things are going well with you. Congratulations on the house and the 18th milestone. That's fantastic! Glad business is good, too. You sound as if you've been super busy!!
  3. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Welcome back, Hex! Good luck with the business, too. Sounds like you've been really busy.

  4. Fran

    Fran Former Site Owner

    Hi hex, as always, nice to see you. Sounds like things are going well.
    I'm shocked that you sold the work in progress! What will you do if you aren't framing and roofing? Just joking. It must be a relief to not live in the midst of construction.

    Glad the kids are moving along and doing ok. Sounds like you are too. Nice to see you.
  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    It is good to hear such a great update. You sound very peaceful in your post!

    TYLERFAN New Member

    Hey Hex....Good to see you!!!!!

    :smile: :bravo:
    Melissa *
  7. Allan-Matlem

    Allan-Matlem Active Member

    Thanks for sharing such a great update , lots of success with your business and pleasure from the kids

  8. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Hi Hex! Great to see you again! :smile:
  9. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    Good to see you, Hex.

    What a busy beaver you've been. Love your house and office! :biggrin:
  10. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hi Hex - good to hear from you! Glad things are going well. Congrats on the business and the new house!!

  11. DazedandConfused

    DazedandConfused Active Member

    Great to see you again! Thanks for sharing the latest events going on with you and your family.
  12. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Good to see your smiling face again, Hex. :bravo:
  13. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Hex, good to "see" you again. I was just thinking yesterday that you hadn't been on the board for a while. Glad things are going well with you and the kids.
  14. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Hi welcome back. i'm glad to hear that things seem to be going better for you. Good luck with the new huse and the new business. -RM
  15. Hexemaus

    Hexemaus Active Member

    lol, Fran! I'm so done framing, roofing, and all of that mess!

    I think all of us needed a change, actually. The kids most of all. Since DEX wasn't allowed to take the kids off anywhere, all of their memories of him are tied up in this house as though he lived here. It's hard for them. Not to mention, the neighborhood has changed alot over the last year or so. I'm not particularly caring for some of the changes. So, I bought a house in a nicer neighborhood, closer into town. :smile:

    It's so good to see everyone! You guys have no idea how much I missed you all! Unfortunately with the kids going through losing their dad & then the business taking off like it has, I've been snowed under! (If things keep growing the way they have been these last 6 months, I'll have to hire full time help before the end of the year!!! :smile:)
  16. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Love the pictures and the update, Hex. It sounds like you
    are on the "up and up". I'm happy for you. DDD