Tuesday, October 30, 2012
It could always be worse: we only have e50mph winds, rain, sleet and snow. If it holds steady outside, I can keep things semi-dry indoors. I pushed my elbow joint pipe on the lavatory drainpipe for a bandaid fix until Saturday, only wash our hands and brush our teeth in that sink anyway.
DD and I went to parental unit after work and put energy saving light bulbs in some fixtures, checked the temp of the interior, picked up some toiletries to bring to mother later in the week.
Kind of funny, kind of sad: my dad was a self-made millionaire,, but if you saw him on the street, you would want to offer him a hot meal and a set of new clothes. He would give anybody his clothes if they asked too.
I am used to how cheap he was, as I am almost that "thrifty" myself. DD and i started going through their home and checking out what we needed to replace. My dad could recycle buffalo poop if he thought it would save him a nickel.. I AM DEAD SERIOUS. Some of the lamps we attempted to put bulbs in, had been jury-rigged to turn on only if the wall switch was turned, the bulbs were 40 watt(these are ceiling lights!) and we could barely see the fixture to replace the bulb. dad saved old paint cans and put nails in them,, after this many years, I pry open a paint can thinking I will see dried paint,, 1,000 rusty nails gummed to the bottom of a can!
I know it reads funny, but I feel sad that dad s=did these things to save a penny, wasted nails that were new when they were put in the can.. He never bought a new vehicle, never bought a new lawn mower or part!! Even his clothes came form the free clothing store, donated. My mom worked there and they took some things home for him to wear.. i feel sad that dad never used the money to have fun, to enjoy himself with others, as mom did not want to do anything with him, just drink and gamble..\
When I get to heaven, I know the $$ will be a moot point, but I am only happy for him now, because I know that he is living his reward forever.
Does anybody else have a story like that? Am I being too sensitive or childish? I loved my dad with all my being, but feel bad because I used to tell him to spend some of that money, travel(he loved to, but mom did not) buy a poor person something they needed.. all fell on deaf ears....
Monday, October 29, 2012
Okay, so it stopped raining here today, I had my care conference with staff for my mother.. my workplace called me early this morning to see if I could come in and work for four hours from 9-1,,told them I had this conference, so turned down work.. an hour later, staff called to change time of conference to 12:30 instead of 11am.. Linda's Law
realized one of my toilets needs re-seating and perhaps new guts, other one won't fill up properly,, then we got grey water all over one bathroom and into the basement through floor joists!! I discovered that it was the elbow joint underneath sink fell OFF, all the water has been just pouring all over into vanity, floor tiles and joists!!!
Got through to handyguy Joe,, he will be here Saturday to repair it all and install new hardware in bathtub.
I feel so glamorous swabbing icky grey water and who knows what else from my vanity and tiles. Like I said, another boring day.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
NO rain here, Praise Jesus, but we have two toilets to repair, one does not fill with water, teh other needs to be re-seated, still drawing water from basement in dehumidifier. Going to call my handyman Joe this morning to see if he can come over tomorrow after my care conference or when he gets out of work.
When people complain about having a boring day, I could scream!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I blogged last night about it being sad that my mother told me to go home at dark. I just re-read that sentence and it reads like she wanted me to leave. What I MEANT was it is sad that an old lady knows that her much younger daughter turns into a pumpkin at dark!! Now, that is sad...LOL!
We got a phone cal this morning that mother needed to go to the hospital because her legs were read, blistered and swollen. Long story short: I just got home from spending my whole day with her, picking her up at facility, in and out of the bathroom in w/c twice, emergency treatment, then off to pharmacy for Rx's for her cellulitis, then back to facility , drop her off,,
, I was so incensed that her toes were black and proper procedures were not followed, that I demanded to see director of company,, talked to her, am going to a care conference Monday(my other day off) and left.. I also had to leave there, go to store and pick up some gauze to cover the huge blisters on her legs so they can apply her TEDS over it, to bring swelling down.
I had to suggest that, along with her activities. Director was surprised that I had medical background,, way before she was out of college...
I am not a perfectionist, BUT I demand that I do the best of my ability at my job, I expect the same from everybody else..
Three of mothers toes were black, she is a diabetic,, so director was kind of scared I was going to freak out on her,, I did freak out when I saw them at E.R care!!
I finally got her financial stuff taken care of, now this starts up.
This is a test, this is ONLY a test.. you will be returned to your regular broadcast station momentarily...
Friday, October 26, 2012
Last night was nice with mother unit. The director went over surveys from last spring, informed us that they now have Wireless to bring in our laptops.. I met some nice people, brought some pictures home of mom and her roommate.
It was nice to be able to participate due to the fact that the dinner started at five,instead of seven or eight like usual.. this will tell you how exciting my life is: My 86 year old mother looked out the window at six thirty and told me I should start heading home(six miles) because the sun was going down, it was dark outside! That is just sad... I left immediately..
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