Tuesday, July 5, 2005

TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY

I'M SITTING HERE SIPPING ON A CUP OF PEPPERMIMNT TEA....THE DOG AND 2 CATS SLEEP IN THE OTHER BEDROOM....SOON I'LL GO TO SLEEP MYSELF, BUT WILL FIRST SEE IF THERE IS A GOOD MOVIE ON CABLE...ON-DEMAND.  (IN THE PAST 8 MONTHS I'VE WATCHED OVER 50 MOVIES....I KEEP THEM WRITTEN IN A NOTEBOOK, AND WILL SHOW JIMMY WHEN HE COMES HOME, SO WE CAN WATCH SOME OF THEM TOGETHER).  WELL, I WAITED THIS LONG WEEKEND, TO CALL THE PAROLE OFFICER.  I HAD MY ALARM CLOCK SET FOR 10 AM...I GOT UP AND CALLED HER, AND GOT HER VOICE- MAIL BOX...I LEFT A MESSAGE, AND THEN AT 4 PM, I CALLED AGAIN.  SOMEONE ANSWERED, AND SAID SHE WAS NOT IN HER OFFICE TODAY...AND SO, LIFE GOES ON, ONCE AGAIN...I WILL GET UP AT 10 AM TOMORROW, AND CALL HER AGAIN....I FIND THE WHOLE SYSTEM VERY STRANGE....WHEN SHE CAME HERE ON FRIDAY, SHE NEVER RANG THE DOOR BELL, AND SHE LEFT THIS NOTICE, NOT IN AN ENVELOPE, BUT  ROLLED UP AND PUT IN THE HANDLE OF MY SCREEN DOOR....IT WAS LEFT AT MY BACK DOOR, AND THANK GOD I GET THE NEWSPAPER DELIVERED THERE, OTHER WISE I WOULD NEVER EVEN OPEN THAT DOOR.  ALSO, I THANK GOD I NEVER GO AWAY FROM MY HOME FOR A FEW DAYS...IF I HAD GONE ON SOME MINI-VACATION, I WOULD HAVE NEVER GOTTEN THE NOTICE, AND IT SAYS SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT THAT IF I DO NOT CALL ON TUESDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10 AM AND 12 N, THAT MY HUSBAND'S FURLOUGH WOULD BE JEOPARDIZED....I'M NOT COMPLAINING, ONLY SHARING MY THOUGHTS WITH YOU....THAT SO MANY STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PENAL SYSTEM....I BET A LOT OF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SIMILAR THINGS....WELL ANYHOW, I AM TOTALLY DEDICATED TO MY HUSBAND, AND SO I AM HERE, WAITING FOR PAROLE TO COME HERE.  THEY WILL FIND I LIVE IN A VERY NICE HOUSE, WITHIN A VERY NICE COMMUNITY....THEY HAVE TO PASS THROUGH THE SECURITY GUARDS, AND GATES, AND ANNOUNCE WHO THEY ARE HERE TO SEE....THEY WILL SEE WE LIVE IN A PARK-LIKE SETTING, WITH LOTS OF TREES, WOODS, AND PARK BENCHES....FLOWERS ARE ALL AROUND, AND SQUIRRELS DASH ABOUT...IT IS VERY SERENE HERE....WELL, JIMMY CALLED ME AT 12 MIDNIGHT TONITE, AS HE DOES EVERY NITE, TO TELL ME HE IS LEAVING THE STORE, AND ON HIS WAY TO THE BUS....HE WILL ARRIVE BACK IN KINTOCK AT 3 AM, AT WHICH TIME HE CALLS ME, AND WE USUALLY TALK FOR A LONG TIME, AS HE IS RELAXED AFTER WORKING...HIS NEXT CALL COMES TO ME, AT 11:20 AM, FROM THE BUS STOP, ON HIS WAY TO ATLANTIC CITY, HIS JOB, IN THE FOOD STORE.HE ALWAYS SAYS THAT TALKING TO ME GIVES HIM STRENGTH...ON HIS DAY OFF LAST SUNDAY, HE CALLED ME 7 OR 8 TIMES....ONE OF THE FELLOW RESIDENTS EVEN COMMENTED THAT "YOU TALK TO YOUR WIFE SO MUCH,  I ONLY CALL MY WIFE ONCE A WEEK."   WELL, THAT IS HOW WE ARE...WE STAY VERY CONNECTED...WELL, I'LL SAY GOOD-MITE, AND I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WITH PAROLE!......FRAN

2 comments:

sugar1337 said...

Hope you can get ahold of the lady soon...

afrdlonely said...

You know I am in the same boat with you. my husband just done 14 tight and he's back in jail after 4 years. They have reinstated his parole, but now these messed up people are giving me the run around and not letting him out of jail. we usually talk everyday and now all of a sudden his calls are being blocked. I am really scared and really really stressed out. i have to keep going some how and just don't know how. I know he's probably more stressed out than I am. I just can't find any relief mabe you can give me some pointers.