Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beginning of a Crazy Month Coming

Tomorrow we meet with the Auctioneer Company to set up the sale of my Mom's stuff.  We worked for 2 weeks packing up enough stuff to pare things down for the house to be shown.  There is that much and more that we will have yet to pack up in the next month.

Then the moving of the furniture and stuff on sale day.  I love to go to auctions.  But never paid attention to the work that went into getting it ready and set up.

I also still have a lot of stuff she already had packed away, that I need to go through to see what it is.

I want to get this done and over, but am dreading it.

At least after tomorrow I will know the date I have to be ready for. 

And the trip to Vegas that comes before the sale will be a reward for having everything ready before I go.l

Monday, February 20, 2012


Since Mom fell out of her chair and they took it away over a week ago, she is very angry. Has to put her call light on for assisantance to bathroom, bed, and meals.  She is giving them hell too. She does not like to wait, and keeps telling the aids and nurses that they do not want to do things for her, that they think she calls to often. And well they may think she calls to often, but they have to answer.  And I do not doubt they are slow to do so at times.

Hospice tried to get her a more comfortable chair that would be safer for her.  They brought 2, and she hated them. I took her old one back,  and they got her a new cushion for it.  Now it it thicker than her old one, so her feet are not touching the floor like she wants.  Hopefully that will be taken care of tomorrow by lowering her chair.

I am not sure yet that she realizes when they get the chair to suit her, that she will not be free to sit in it unattended.  She falls asleep easily and bends forward, and will fall again.

Last week, I was hoping for a better week.  Will not even go there now, as I seriously doubt if there will be a better week.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Not been a good week.  Mom was sitting on the bed and toppled off early Tuesday morning. Bruised up.  Friday night about 11:00 pm she toppled out of her wheel chair. More bruises.  They took her wheel chair away so she has to call for assistance until they can get one that she cannot lean forward and fall out of.  She has been very lucky not to have broken any bones. 

Do not know what is keeping her going.  She is so weak, and pretty confused most of the time.

New week begins, hoping for things to go better.

Friday, February 3, 2012


Have let quite a bit of time go by again and neglected blogging.  We are now into the second month of the new year. Strange weather, many days of 50's and 60's. Things are about to change per weather cast. But has been nice.

I still go to the nursing home every day at least once. Mom is failing and getting weaker but still hanging in there. She has now been in there over a year, entered January 2011. Have put her house up for sale, will probably take quite sometime to sell due to the housing market.  Plan to have an auction in April.

I do not like winter, so will just be passing the time til Spring comes.  My life seems pretty flat right now anyhow.

Til next time I think I need to blog....................