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Every once in a while you have to hit a curve ball.  Last month my father-in-law, who is 81, had triple bypass surgery.  After the operation we moved him into a facility in Lynnwood, Washington call Manor Care.  The correct name should be "Manor Could Care Less", but that is a different story. 

Last week we finally decided Frank needed to move out of "Manor Could Care Less" so he moved in with us.  It has been awesome having him at our home.  He loves our 5 kids dearly and shares all kinds of fascinating family history and stories with us.  It has been a bit of a disruption from our normal lives but I am of the belief that is what family if for!

I just got a call from my wife while at the office to tell me he isn't feeling well.  So she is packing up and taking him to the emergency room.  Since it is the end of the day, I am going to go along too.  This is not how I had planned to spend my evening but with five kids I have learned to be flexible over the years.  I expect to spend the next two or three hours sitting with him in emergency learning more fascinating history and helping him gain the confidence he needs to recover.  All I can say is thank god for Medicare.  I cannot imagine how families deal with medical ordeals like this without insurance (good insurance) not the kind of care denial that you get from Aetna or United Health.  I expected my day and circumstances to be different this time of year but in life as in business, you have to be able to hit a curve ball.

Call me if I can help even out your credit life with a new home loan. 

Art Marine, Branch Manager

Academy Mortgage   art.marine@academymortgage.com



Mark Hall
Realty One Group Cascadia - Vancouver, WA
Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington

I hope that all is well with your father in law. It is good that you have the ability to take him in at this stage of his life. If things in real estate don't turn around, I hope that my kids will have enough room for me some day!

Nov 02, 2009 10:58 AM
Marc Baysek
Iron Horse Properties, LLC - Rockingham, NC
Iron Horse Properties

Art, there's such a thing as "good insurance"?  More importantly I hope your father-in-law is OK.

Nov 02, 2009 10:59 AM
Art Marine
Mortgage Solutions Financial - Lake Oswego, OR
Loans that Fit your Life

Thanks for the support gentlemen...I know what you mean about room with the kids Mark.  Hopefully that is "good insurance" for all of us.

Nov 02, 2009 11:02 AM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

HiArt~ The best place the the elderly that are ill or need help is with their families, if that is possible.  Those nursing homes are no place for our loved ones! You are to be commended for taking him in your home.  You and your whole family will be blessed!

Nov 02, 2009 11:05 AM
Pat O'Reilly
RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth - Irving, TX

Art..I pray all is well with your fatherinlaw...

Nov 02, 2009 12:31 PM
Alexsandra Stewart
Remax equity group - Portland, OR
Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate

Art -- sorry to hear about your father in law -- hope he recovers well.  I appreciated your swinging with the punches attitude.  Really, there is no other thing to do is there.  How fortunate you are that your children  - and you - can hear the old stories.  Best --

Nov 09, 2009 04:47 AM
Art Marine
Mortgage Solutions Financial - Lake Oswego, OR
Loans that Fit your Life

Thanks for your concerns everyone.  My father-in-law is doing much better now.  Turns out he had a kidney stone which was very disruptive for his by-pass surgery recovery.

Nov 09, 2009 04:51 AM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

The last three weeks have been nothing but curve balls for me the last three weeks. I can tell you I'm ready for a strait fast ball that I can hit.

 Todd Clark - www.LivingBeaverton.com

Nov 09, 2009 01:03 PM