**small update in OP** Week from hell. I could seriously use some P/PT right now.....

Two Peas is Closing
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Sequin Sewer

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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:19:58 AM
Update:I just wanted to make sure I got back in here to thank you all for your prayers and well wishes.

The good at the moment: We found out that we have much longer than we thought to deal with Grandma's house and the contents. (She had a tax deferment so we weren't sure how it would all work.) So we are REALLY thankful that we don't have to do it all right now, while things are so raw.

The exciting but slightly scary: DH's business partner is on board for pushing forward and moving to full time at the shop. They've been on the cusp of this for a little while now, so this will be the big push. I'm looking quickly for a part time job to help fill in the paycheck if we need it, but we're not expecting to need it. (I hope. *gulp*)

And the sad: Grandma's funeral is tomorrow at her church, just a graveside service.

One foot in the front of the other, right?


My grandmother went to a routine Dr.'s appt on thursday last week and they sent her straight over to the ER. She faded very quickly and passed away on Wednesday night.

10 hours later, my husband lost his job. He runs his own shop as well, and it's growing fast but it's not QUITE to the place where it can pay a pay check yet.

I am so totally overwhelmed.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:20:42 AM
I'm really sorry. I will definitely remember you in my prayers today.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:23:13 AM
I am so sorry. ((Hugs)) and prayers being sent your way.



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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:24:47 AM
YIKES that is a rough week. Lots of hugs, prayers and positive thoughts, coming your way.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:26:09 AM
Ugh, I'm sorry. That is far too much to handle at once. P/PT headed your way.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:27:04 AM
I'm so sorry - HUGS


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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:28:10 AM
I am so sorry for your losses. When I was going through some tragedies I thought of the song-- What does not kill you makes you stronger. Try to be kind to yourself during this difficult time.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:28:27 AM
I am so sorry for your losses. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:33:29 AM
Wow, that's a lot to deal with, with no time to catch your breath.

May your family experience peace in the midst of this storm...

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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:34:28 AM
I am so sorry.

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.



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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:34:31 AM
How terrible. I hope things start looking up for you and your family.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:36:05 AM
I'm sorry you're dealing with all that. My DH lost his job in the fall of 2011. I know what a stressful time it can be. Take care of yourself.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:46:23 AM
I'm sorry. That's a lot to deal with all at once. ((HUGS))


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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:12:56 AM
I'm so sorry. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:13:45 AM
I am so sorry! (hugs)



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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:22:50 AM


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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:27:05 AM
How heartbreaking. Very sorry for you and your family.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:31:04 AM
So sorry to hear about your grandmother. May she rest in peace.
Hope your husbands shop can speed things up to be ok.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:38:44 AM
I'm so sorry. Sending lots of good thoughts your way.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:39:03 AM
You are in my prayers and I'm sending positive thoughts that your dh finds a great job quickly. I'm so very sorry about your grandma.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:42:18 AM
Thoughts and prayer for you all. That's a lot to deal with all at once.I'm so sorry for your loss.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:57:12 AM
I'm so sorry. Prayers said.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:58:42 AM
oh my, that's overwhelming to have to deal with all at once, I'm so sorry!

What does your husband do?


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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:03:13 AM
I am so sorry. Prayers and positive thoughts for you and your family.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:05:24 AM
I am so sorry. Sending good wishes your way.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:06:17 AM
So sorry

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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:06:31 AM
I am so sorry. I have just said prayers for you. Break everything down Into little things so that you don't feel so overwhelmed . god bless you in your time of sorrow and need.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:11:27 AM
{{{HUGS}}} I'm sorry. Praying.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:22:39 AM
Wow...those are some rough blows. So sorry. Praying for you.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:25:09 AM


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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:25:26 AM
That is a lot for a few short days!! I'm sorry for your loss and I hope your dh finds another job soon and that you're soon in a position to be able to survive on your shop.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:40:00 AM

Sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandmother.

I hope the job thing turns into better opportunities for you and your family. Sucks to lose a job, hard to recover from, and just plain crappy to deal with. Thoughts for you and your husband, may things quickly turn around.

Keeping you in my thoughts,

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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:55:24 AM
I'm so sorry. Many positive thoughts to you and your family. ((HUGS))

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Posted: 4/5/2013 12:06:47 PM
I'm sorry. That's a big double whammy. I'll be thinking of you.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 12:08:44 PM
(((hugs))) I'm so sorry. I am praying.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 12:13:51 PM
Wow I'm so sorry! Just saw your new siggy and your kids sure have grown!


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Posted: 4/5/2013 12:15:58 PM
Sending you prayers and possitive thoughts.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 1:06:54 PM
Thank you so much everyone. Today is a better day. The initial shock of everything is wearing off, and we're moving forward. Frantically job hunting, but also looking into support/mentor programs for small businesses and pushing the shop forward as hard as we can. This job situation just might end up ok. That's what I'm telling myself right now anyway.

What does your husband do?

He's a metal fabricator/welder.

He does stuff like this:

And occasionally,something wild like this one.. .

He built that truck from the ground up, but mostly he does roll cages, trailers, boats, hand rails for houses/businesses etc. He's an insanely talented guy. I'm really proud of him.

Annabella: I know, they're giant! Brendan is actually crouched down in that picture. so the girls can reach his shoulders better. Last time they saw my grandma before she passed away, Emma had JUST passed her up in height. We had always said Emma wouldn't catch her, and Grandma always said she would...so she got to say I told you so.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 1:08:31 PM
I'm so sorry. That is an awful lot of terrible all at once! I pray it turns around for you quickly!


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Posted: 4/5/2013 1:42:33 PM
Angie, I'm so sorry. Hugs and prayers.....


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Posted: 4/5/2013 1:51:58 PM
You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your grandmother.
I'm so sorry about your husband's job. Maybe with more time to devote to his business it will grow faster to where you need it to be. Life can be overwhelming sometimes; thank goodness for friends who will help us through.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 1:56:50 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss and the fear and uncertainty of your husband's job loss. That is too much for a family to deal with at once.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 2:46:53 PM
Hugs to you. So sorry about your grandma.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 3:11:23 PM
I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 3:17:01 PM
Oh my goodness. That is too much. I'm so sorry. Sending you hugs and positive thoughts.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 4:12:12 PM
I am so sorry. Prayers sent.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 4:14:00 PM
Sending you hugs!


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Posted: 4/5/2013 4:35:36 PM
sending you hugs and prayers of comfort.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 4:39:40 PM
I am sorry that you are going through such tough times. Prayers being sent.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 4:40:38 PM
I'm so sorry. I don't even know what else to say.

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