Howdy Steve, I'm very new to Wikitree and have never posted like this but I felt you when I read your post. My husband has leukemia that's not in remission and I have some health issues, so we never seem to know from day to day what is happening. It is really exhausting to live with any kind of disability. And with the holidays upon us it seems like I'm a hamster running on a wheel! But it is what it is and we've learned not to sweat the small stuff and it's all small stuff. So just keep hanging on.
As for my genealogy passion, my mom was given to a foundling home at birth, in New Orleans, in 1930. All she ever had was her mother's name on her birth certificate. Over the years she tried to get information but the orphanage was run by Catholic nuns and getting info from them was almost impossible. (It's a little bit easier now.) After she passed I became determined to find her family, and I did. Although most of her immediate family was dead, I was able to speak to the younger sister of my "grandmother", Jessie, and confirm my theory and all I had found using good old elbow grease. Unfortunately, Jessie passed 6 months after my mom did. Since the assessibility of DNA, I have been able to reach a few second and third cousins, but of course either they didn't know Jessie or they never knew she had a child. But in 1930 that was how it was done. Send the girl out of state to have the baby so no one will know. Now if I could just figure out how to find the father's family, with no name.
But like I said, we don't sweat the small stuff.