Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Biggest Loser Blog will still be here & Update- Awful news...

Hi All,
I want to apologize for not being around so much. You see, my work hours were drastically reduced and I have been busy trying to build a business online. I had hoped that My Biggest Loser Blog would do really well and that it would help us. You see, I am a single mom with health issues that make it hard for me to work a regular offline job.
Although I was putting in hour after hour 7 days a week and we had good traffic we just weren't getting any sales and only around $3 in adsense clicks.
Can't live on that! :0(
I have been posting comments after the Biggest Loser each week and plan to continue to do that. I just cannot put in all of those hours for $3.
Now for the awful news....
It was bad enough that my hours at work were drastically reduced. I worked for my cousin and she had lost her job but kept me on at fewer hours until such time she could get another job or get the state to pay me as her caregiver as she had numerous health issues herself that kept her from being abole to take care of everything in her home.
My son and I went there on Wednesday of last week. Judy, my cousin, didn't come to the door despite numerous attempts to get her.
Finally we had to go down the road to her brother's house and he called but the phone wasn't working. He followed us back down to her place and unlocked the door.
We could hear her tv on in her bedroom and when she didn't respond to her brother's calls he had me go in and check on her.
SOmetimes she would have trouble sleeping and then when she did would sleep a deep sleep and not always hear the door or the phone.
When I went in her room I expected to see her on her bed sleeping but she wasn't there.
The thought came to me 'the basement' so I told my son to go and check and I checked the front rooms.
Josh came back and tol her brother and myself that Judy had fallen down the steps.
We went running and I fully expected to see her struggling to get up and that she would say something about how stupid she felt and would we please help her up?
She wasn't moving.
We called 911.
My son started performing cpr on her and I started praying- begging God that Judy would be ok even though she lay theere in a pool of blood.
I won't go into the gory details but suffice it to say that I have barely slept since then. It was pretty bad.
Judy died. She was only 63
The ambulance got there and they pronounced her dead at the scene.
The one went so far as to say to us about that there was spinal fluid there.
I mean, COME ON!!! We are crying and upset and he has to tell us that???
Judy was not only our cousin but she was one of our best friends. We lost not only a relative but a best friend and our source of income all in one day.
This has been very traumatic for us.
My son is handling it better than I am.
Last summer Judy started to fall in the kitchen and I caught her.
She had been having trouble with her ankle and we beloeve that she had gone to lock the door for night and that her ankle gave out. The basement door was right there and was not closed or locked. She fell donw and hit her head on the cement.
I have cried nearly non stop for almost a week.
Her funeral was today.
Please, PLEASE be careful around steps and other dangerous areas in your home. We take for granted that home is safe. Home can be a dangerous place too.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers and if you know of any online jobs working support or advertising or anything that desn't need tech training then please let me know.
Thank you.
We are getting ready to watch Biggest Loser and I plan to post after the show.
Take care

1 comment:

Amy said...

It's been a while since I've checked in here. I'm really sorry about your cousin. That's awful.

As far as paid work online, there is a company called Legacy something that pays people to review online obituaries and guest books. It's been a while since I've seen the job posting, but I know they had very specific hours they were looking for people to work.

Prayers for you and your family.