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Day 10

This was it. Day 10. This was the morning everyone met at my parents to take the drive up to jolly guys and move me out. Four woman, five teenage boys, my daughters and one man. I can hear the audio recording of gone girl in my head when I say it: ten days home.… Continue reading Day 10

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Day 8 & 9

It is amazing to me how quickly one can pack up a life and fit it into neatly taped boxes. The next two days I spent dispersing my animals across three counties, taking care of my kids, looking for job leads and packing. When we moved in a year earlier I had taken a three… Continue reading Day 8 & 9

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Day 7

That night jolly guy came home and was stamping around and almost sounded like he was growling.  The girls and I stayed hidden in the one bedroom and again spent the night together; my daughter with her pillow and myself and other daughter sharing the twin mattress on the floor.  I couldn’t take it.  My… Continue reading Day 7

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Day 6

My mind was racing.  I had a million things to fix and they all needed to be done immediately.  I was in panic mode, more so than I had ever been before.  More so then when I found out I was pregnant, more so than when Gingham and I divorced, more so then when I… Continue reading Day 6

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Day 4

That night my girls and I slept all in one bedroom.  My daughter on her bed with a million pillows trying to make her comfortable and my younger daughter and I sharing a twin mattress on the floor.  We were all livid.  I couldn’t sleep, I had to do something, it was bordering on insanity… Continue reading Day 4

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Day 3 Continues

We get to my parents house at the same time as the therapist and when she sees my daughter gives her a giant hug and they go in the house to start their session.  I was off to the store and my parents to the basement so they could have their privacy.  It took a… Continue reading Day 3 Continues

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Day 3

It was now day three of being home and I hated it.  All the girls were still sleeping when jolly guy got up to get ready for work.  I was having coffee and asked him when he thought his sister was coming to get them so I could have everyone up and ready.  He snapped… Continue reading Day 3