6 months ago when we all were in the middle of the first lockdowns, I was bored and had a hard time figuring out what to post about. NOW, I wish for some quiet boredom with absolutely nothing going on.
I guess things are starting to settle in – a nurse called us last night to say, that Pops was doing quite well. He is on pureed foods and thick liquids. For how long, we are not sure. We\’ve been asked, why we can\’t just pull him out and have him stay with us. Without going into detail – he can and has been difficult. Honestly, we can\’t handle him. Plus we would need an assistant to also live with us and we just don\’t have the room. So trust me – it\’s not like we wouldn\’t have wanted to have him with us – it\’s just that he required 24/7 care and he\’s not the easiest person to have around. His family in Wisconsin put him on a plane and sent him out to us some years ago because he hit one of the grandchildren with his cane. You just never know when he will go off.
The California State Veterans Home here has a 5 out of 5 ratings. It is not a dump. It\’s new and for the most part, has been a blessing to us. It does go to show, however, that even highly rated places can have their issues, and with the Covid19 and the lockdowns, even the best places still need accountability that does not come from a Zoom call.
Just a few minutes ago, I made my first phone call to the caseworker, for Nina\’s case. The Ombudsman told me to wait a couple of days since they are swamped. If I don\’t hear I go on to Person #2. I\’m trying not to get frantic about it – with Christmas coming. I get weepy when I walk past a toy display of baby dolls and hot wheel cars – I have good memories of gifting them. The Ombudsman told me that if they cannot find anybody for those children, they will find adoptive parents and it would be up to the parents to approve any contact with the kids. They would have the right, to not agree. Not much I can do about that. I don\’t have the money to fight this – I don\’t even know if we can fight it. Perhaps it would be best for them – to finally have a family. I doubt if we really could do this – there are income requirements and we\’re on a fixed income now. We\’d have to get jobs. We might even have to move because our house is too small. It would be a lot and this is supposed to be our \”Golden Years.\” We are torn.
Some fun news – Navy and Sara are looking to buy a house. She sends me the listings – what a fun time for them. I read that covid19 has brought a real estate boom to our area. It\’s a seller\’s market. Houses go up and within a couple of days, they have sold and purchases OVER the original asking price. They have to act fast. I keep watching our home value going up and I sometimes dream, of selling out and moving somewhere I could buy outright – no mortgage. But we have family business here so that is just a pipe dream.
I had my 2nd Shingle shot yesterday. It started off better than the first shot until the evening and then my arm hurt so bad, I could hardly sleep. I\’m okay if I take Tylenol every 8 hours. I\’m done with it now and don\’t have to think about Shingles, ever again.
For fun: If you want to get your Facebook friends all worked up, post this on your page.
9 out of 10, think it reads Vaccinations instead of Vacation. LOL. I guess I enjoy stirring the pot.
From My House – For the homemaking side of me