At LeBrain HQ this summer, we have been burning the candle at both ends. Caring for a sick family member is not easy especially when they are out of town.
Mrs. LeBrain has been on trains and busses for half of every week, going up to Toronto to provide love and support. She can’t drive because of the seizures so she’s at the mercy of bus and train schedules. One night she spent five hours getting home from Toronto.
I’ve been given strict instructions from her aunt: “Don’t let Jen burn herself out”.
Easier said than done!
She’s been doing an amazing job. Since I work full time I am only free to drive down to Toronto on weekends. That’s exhausting too, though not as much as public transit.
We haven’t had as much time to recharge our own batteries. It’s sad to say but we won’t be going to the cottage at all this summer. On the hot days, we would love nothing more than to jump in the refreshing waters of Lake Huron. It’s not happening this year.
And I haven’t had as much time to work on my reviews here at mikeladano.com. I come home from work mentally wiped out. I’m still playing and enjoying music every day but not writing about it very much. Thankfully guest writers like Holen MaGroin, Kovaflyer, Harrison Kopp and Derek Kortepeter have stepped up to provide some content and relief! (And there will be more content from Mr. MaGroin soon.)
My job, supporting Jen, is the easier of the two. I go to work, get paid, drive her where she has to go when I can, and try to take care of her. She’s got the harder job. If I’m not around these parts as much, or haven’t responded to your comments, that’s why. The struggle continues and the battle rages on.
We are not quitters!