I’m writing from Raleigh, NC, where my mom lives. I’ve been gone from SH for about a year and a half because of serious family health and family (grandson and daughter) personal problems that have left me stressed, mentally and emotionally drained and brain cell deficient.
i have a mother who is slowly dying from congestive heart failure and copd. She’s been snatched from death so many times by incredible doctors. I live in West Virginia, but I had to relocate my mom from beautiful South Carolina to North Carolina to an assisted living facility. ( I have a major rant list about that too!) I have had to travel a lot back and forth between Raleigh and Huntington, WV. Unfortunately, I do not receive any help from my brothers (I’m the only girl) So I had to drastically scale back from normal life and focus on the issues and duties before me.
Well, the issues still exist but I feel brain cells and life returning so here I am. Please know that I have missed my SQ family very much!! Over the years, I’ve made some absolutely the greatest of friends here that I’ve neglected as well because of the weight of depression, and the depilating mental mush (Gosh, I’m tearing up as I write this!).
I’m somewhat part time with SquadHelp now and contribute in a few contests but nothing like before. I miss the ‘old days’ of SH when it was just naming and we focused more on fun banter in the forums. We would try and get the forum moderation “Dan”'s attention! He was a blast. We found out later he was “Darpan” the CEO. And believe it or not, the naming contests had less than 80 entries in each contest! How special we all felt when the 'Senior Lounge" was created and we were invited to it! Today, 'm mostly concentrating on the other side of SH of selling my domains. I was thinking last week, I wish one of my domains would sell to cover travelling expenses. That very day a domain sold!! So yes, non professional domainers can sell domains too.
I’ve read the posts of others here who have been suffering through tough circumstances, deep depression, other troubling issues. My heart goes out to you all. Please know, that I have prayed for each person who have posted their suffering.
I’ll let you all go back to naming now