Yes, I'm back. I disappeared for a few days because hubby's truck had more problems, because one of my cats was sick, because I had to kill a squirrel, because.... The list could go on. At some point, I just shut down, withdraw, and read my book. This is my way of protecting myself.
Right now, the problems, which overwhelmed me, seem to have either resolved themselves or reached a point where the solution is clear. This brings at least some peace to me as I have a clue as to what will happen. It's the not knowing what might happen which ties my stomach in knots. So, now I'm beginning to get back to work.