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Status Unsure

Yesterday was a sick day and anticipated help didn’t show.  By the end of the day most of the mess was cleaned up, but stuff that needed to be done, like get all ready for the food truck due today did not get done.  Today was also a sick day.  A lot of time was wasted during the week like on useless email.  This week’s essay is, therefore, short.

Thanksgiving was very nice.  The dinner sent by Young Friend’s friends was just about perfect.  Nice Jewish Lady, in spite of car problems, did get around Friday and brought back a fast food sandwich for some more variety amid the usual stuff.  Nice Neighbor’s granddaughter again took the laundry yesterday evening, so there are clothes.

Young Friend himself is due Friday to do the banking and maybe some errands.  Lunch Lady is also due Friday.  Some aide service is scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday, but how the Wednesday will go is uncertain as things are to a point where there were attempts to borrow money as Nice Jewish Lady can’t just drive to the bank….

May the week ahead be good for all looking in….  🙂


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Life Goes On….

So, it’s another week.  Ah, Friday.  Lunch Lady came with supplies that be a reschedule from this coming Friday.  Fortunately there was room in the freezer.  Nice Jewish Lady brought money, lunch and cigarettes via someone willing to take her around since her car doesn’t work at present.  There was a building inspection, namely a check to see that the emergency pull cord worked okay (that brings a 911 squad).  Friday went well, even though there was a very painful late afternoon and a sickish kind of thing late (around midnight just before getting into bed) Thursday night.

While Friday was a good day, for some as yet unfathomed reason, Saturday wasn’t.  The day was pretty much spent in the bathroom.  And, Thursday, although a day free of any “visitors,” was spent in a daze figuring out what to do.  Wednesday an aide did show up for the “homemaking” aspect, so at least the mail got picked up and the carpet got swept.  It was only vaguely expected.  He could not be “errand sent” after much since there was too little cash in hand, but he did say he would be back this coming Wednesday.  An aide is also expected tomorrow for some personal care.

Yesterday began much better than expected, but there was a bad panic attack early in the afternoon eventually brought under some control.  Nothing was scheduled to come (or interrupt) today.  That’s a good way to start a week.  As for last Tuesday, it’s a complete blank — it may have been the day there was an “event” and no help until an accidental meeting at nightfall….  November is a memorial month personally as there be one parent’s birthday and the other parent’s death day with Thanksgiving the week in-between.  It’s important that things go well at sad times.

May everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving.  🙂

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Upside Down Season

Rescheduling for the holiday (in this case, Thanksgiving) has already begun, of course, hampered a bit by yesterday’s very legal Veterans’ Day being officially enacted today.  The Lunch Lady brought stuff Friday for two weeks and will be bringing stuff Friday in place of next Friday.  The food truck won’t change as that was due today and in two weeks (i.e., past the holiday).  Nice Jewish Lady had car problems, so some emergency supplies needed due to seriously screwed up aide service are still needed.

Young Friend also came Friday.  He was able to do an overnight change from this week to help not only with what he normally might do but also to deal with problems left by that same screwed up aide service.  Thursday was mainly the visit to the doctor’s office with pauses likewise to deal with supplies needed.  A neighbor took care of the plants today and Thursday.  He might help again.  Another neighbor finally got the calendars changed to November.  A third neighbor was prevailed upon to put in a light bulb.

Nice Neighbor Lady who did do the laundry but who had an operation three weeks ago from which it will take her a long time to recover asked her granddaughter to take care of some of her clients.  She did a load yesterday.  It was still only necessary to go across the hall for that, a big, frequent need anticipated to be not only a problem but also more expensive.  The little club meeting was canceled due to events, but no one was expected anyway.  This literary masterpiece almost didn’t get done again, same reason.

Belated happy, peaceful Veterans’ Day to all service personnel.  🙂




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Not A Better Week Yet

This be started in a daze early Sunday afternoon, and the daze wasn’t because of the time change.  There be no known reason for it, but when thoughts materialize without subject and verb, that’s being in a daze.  An unexpected bit of a stir developed among Daytonians online, and it really did need to be “handled” somehow, and the matter being interrupted every couple of minutes by computer (mostly mouse) malfunctioning did not help.  There needs to be something done to something.  (It works sometimes.)

One aide service was changed to today instead of this coming Wednesday, maybe just for this week, regardless of the actual inconvenience and partly uselessness of it.  No way is that business anywhere near some kind of dependable settlement.  Nice Jewish Lady’s a treasure.  Once again Friday she got money and something to eat.  And, the doctors have told her she only has a couple of years to live.  Lunch Lady’s another treasure who came with her kind of gift again today.  (Survival’s based on such folks.)

Young Friend should be coming by sometime fairly soon.  It’s time to be doing the money orders for next month’s bills.  There is a doctor’s appointment on Thursday, and medical matters are far from settled.  Some patching needs to be done to the apartment, like that place on the ceiling that fell needs more attention.  Some new people may soon be in the overall picture, but to what extent won’t be known for a while.  No one showed up at the club meeting time, but the idea still is not scrapped permanently.

Nervous breakdowns happen to the best of people.  🙂

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As of Saturday evening the apartment house Hallowe’ening seemed pretty well over with as the grand party was held in the community room.  How grand it was isn’t known at this desk as there was no participating visit.  The crap is a blatant insult to the good people of the past who have died, including those near and dear to anyone who misses them.  In addition, there were far more important things on the mind like the several incontinence “events” that happened in the preceding days.  They’re godforsaken messes with no ready help to get cleaned up.

There’s really not much going on these days except frantic efforts to get cleaned up and the useless emailing about the every which way confused aide services (and lack of them), not to mention a lot about the confused money situation.  Right now two people are owed a good $50 and payday isn’t until Thursday.  Nice Jewish Lady is still helping, but she has big medical concerns.  Her heart condition suggests she only has a couple of more years to live, and it’s definitely not good to keep asking her for errands and other help.  Another contact is possible.

The rent has to be paid this coming week.  The food truck was due today.  Lunch Lady came Friday with supplies, but a transfer for her to another area very soon is evidently certain.  The weather has not been bad yet; but, that’s sure to come sooner or later and that will make things like finding people to do errands more difficult.  The time change is coming, and that means juggling hours as it’s impractical to try to change what routine there is.  The election is coming, too, and two people among the contacts are running for office.  One especially may lose.

And, Thanksgiving’s in the wind.  🙂

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Again, Turmoil

The week was such a shambles it’s a miracle that anything at all is getting posted, most of the shambles being a result of the aide service business.  What has been happening (like on Friday) is not what advance notices said would be happening.  And, there’s no reason to use up all the space here going into the intricacies of that, especially since it isn’t too settled.  In addition to that, a real shocker came through from the doctor’s office — next appointment is scheduled to be covered by a nurse practitioner rather than the doctor.  What to do about that remains a question.

Young Friend came by and took care of some money matters.  Some money taken out of the checking account is now back in the checking account.  The Lunch Lady came Friday with a load of food as well as some of her gifts so there’s food, but the food truck due today didn’t come.  The post office box mail (not picked up since September 18) was finally picked up on Friday.  It even had a little money in it.  The weather has been nice.  There’s no problem about anything like the laundry yet, although that’s coming soon, possibly.  Things like toilet paper are present.

There is still some money (which is not straightened out at all) still owed, and it’s hoped that can be taken care of very soon or even the internet access may be lost.  A sad good-by was said to a couple of people, but on a more positive note in the realm of “The Project” and aviation stuff there’s a possible new contact, although the aide service “crap” is not allowing much time for any follow through at the moment.  Nice Jewish Lady has been very helpful again, and Buddhism has also come into the picture, but more about that some other time as that’s at a distance and may stay there.

Fortunately, tomorrow’s another day.  🙂

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What Day Is It?

Yesterday evening it was just accidentally learned that today is a legal holiday known as Columbus Day.  It used to be October 12, period.  However, be it today or the 12th, it was a forgotten legal holiday which, seemingly, has never happened before.  Business offices are closed on legal holidays and they stay high in mind because it’s not possible to do a lot of things.  There’s been so much upsetting stuff going on that if it weren’t for the little daily record in the lower right of the computer even the year might be forgotten.

New Friend seems to be a thing of the past.  There’s been no word from him for a week, however, there appears to be another New Person on the scene.  This is unknown at the moment.  There’s also been no word from Young Friend, and he’s usually in contact by now as to when he might come.  Beat up or not, Nice Jewish Lady did go get money and some “emergency supplies.”  There is cash in hand, but there is also money owed.  Lunch Lady also came to the rescue with gifts.  There’s, of course, no aide service yet.

On the whole, the past week was a case of “in a daze.”  A neighbor seemed interested in being helpful, so it was suggested he could take care of the plants.  He didn’t come.  That may still be done by someone else.  The telephone was too low on money until Saturday morning to be using it even for the Security Check calls.  The calendars may be changed to October by the end of the week.  The outside “sits” were skipped several times, and it’s not unusual for breakfast to be at noon or later and supper at midnight or later.

Getting back on track can be a job.



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