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Monday, August 16, 2010

I finally got my car in the body shop for repair after my big MOM incident, got my rental car, came home, stripped and made my bed, did two loads of laundry, mowed lawn, scoured full bathroom, etc,, thinking I was safe,, but, no, mom just called,, A TREE FELL ON HER HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!
She was not home at the time,, at the marble orchard of course,, but she wanted me to drop everything and go there and do it all,, she called after five, of course, does not even know her insurance company(her sister in law worked there for 45 years, ),, I guess she will be waiting, I have my guy coming over tomorrow after work for kitchen, Thursday is vet day for dog, after work,,

She already dropped her garage door transmitter, would not put it back together, so ordered another one,, not sure what will be next..

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JOHAL52 8/25/2010 8:54AM

    I still think your mom should be committed.

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OCTOBER2842 8/17/2010 5:23AM

    Do you have no brothers or sisters to help you get through. Just kidding, how dull would your life be without her. You only have one mom, so grin and bear it

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/16/2010 7:08PM

    Just chuckles and makes a face at your no good mama.
One day she will learn that her loving daughter has a life to live, too.

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stroke stoke

Friday, July 30, 2010

Just when you think it cannot possibly get any worse, it does,, today just when I got home from a stressful day at work, moms body shop called to say her car was finished,, I had started to prepare beans for freezing, but stopped, changed my clothes, called mom,, followed her to the shop,, as I am writing the check for her repairs, she grabs my keys, thinking they are hers, for some odd reason, takes off in her car, leaving me stranded at the dealership!! I use their phone to call her home, but she is not there of course, so I tell the shop manager, who is a personal friend by now, as is his wife,, no kidding,, I have been there so much that we are all friends,,
He tells me to take the rental she has been driving and try to have it back by tomorrow , ,no charge!!! Since these keys are almost $100 each, I only have one, so I have to chase her down,, go to her house, she is not there, fly to the cemetery, she is not there,, sit there waiting for her, after about an hour, she drives right past me and dads grave which I am sitting in front of,, sails down the lane, so I crank the car up, head her off in another street in the cemetery, block the road so she cannot pass me,, hop out of the car, tell her to give me my keys,, SHE YELLS AT ME GETS MAD BECAUSE I NEED THEM,, after I tell her what she did and what I had to do to get to her, she backs her just- repaired car up ONTO GRAVES AND FLOWER POTS, HITS TREE, COMES BACK DOWN THE HILL THEY ARE ON,, pulls forward and does it again with two more graves,, drives away, to other end of cemetery,, I drive out, head to dealership where my car is.. drop keys off to Rob, the manager, walk out to my car and SURPRISE!!! A woman hit MY car while it was parked in a parking spot while I was out chasing down mom for my keys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woman will not even get out of her car, but manager of dealership dials 911, tells them I had an accident, they call my daughter, Tweetykc, she freaks out, thinking I was hurt or in the hospital,, ,, I exchange info with the hubby of the delightful woman that is so rude she will not leave their vehicle to apologize, he does it for her...
car is so damaged that I cannot get in the drivers door!! I walk back in and tell Rob that now MY car is damaged! I am crying from the insanity of this, my life,, wondering when it will end or if my life will end before that...
mom drives back to the body shop, sees me sobbing and walking through the garage,, I tell her that because I had to chase her down, when she left me there, my car was there to get smashed.. Her reply was, "I came back because now my horn won't work!" She says nothing about if I am alright, how my car is or anything,, I walk away, wondering why I ever expect any sign of human kindness or feeling from this totally involved, selfish human,,
She has never shown anything close to love or like in my 57 years,, how pitiful that I still think she drove there to see if I was okay,,

Rob tells me it is too bad that she is so abusive..

to top it all off, she has the nerve to come to my house on her way back from shopping and drive-thru eating to use my bathroom!!! I was on the phone with the insurance company to get things ready for the damage that she basically helped incur!!

You have heard of the movie, "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"? Well, I flew INTO THE NEST AND AM TRAPPED!!! reality is slipping away,,

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JOYSGARDEN 7/31/2010 12:09AM

    Lin, Please have her license pulled as quick as you can. Talk to her Dr., the insurance co., the police, who-ever you need too, before she kills someone. It sounds like she wouldn't be upset if she did, but you wouldn't be able to live with yourself if she does, and you didn't do anything. I would think with that many accidents in such a short time, that the insurance co. would drop her. If you can get the insurance co. to demand she give up her license, she won't be able to blame it on you. Sorry your car ended up getting smashed too - sounds like your mom's twin that hit you.... Sounds like you mom might have some explaining, and some damages to pay for, in the cemetery too. More proof for you to use to get her off the road.... Good luck... Don't let her keep you all stressed out..... emoticon

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DIASTER 7/30/2010 11:24PM

  Please for the rest of the world have your mother evaluated by the drivers bureau and her doctor. She shows so many signs of dementia, by not acknowledging her problems you may be held liable for her actions since you are aware of them.

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NORASPAT 7/30/2010 9:27PM

    Have you ever thought to talk to someone about your Mother I am not sure she is safe to be on the road.

I am so very sorry you have to deal with all of this, i just do not know how you handle it all. Your daughter must be able to back you up in this matter. I think MOM should be off the road for the safety of everyone, especially herself.
Pickie, you sure have your hands full with all of this. All I can do is admire your dedication to the family. I will be here for you if I can help in any way. Just keep posting we will be listening. emoticon emoticon Pat in Maine.

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LOLLIE62 7/30/2010 9:26PM

    I'm so sorry that all of this happened to you. I don't know what state you live in, but in many states, you can call the Dept.of Public Safety and they will call her to come in for a driving test. Maybe they can take away her license. It sounds like it's time for her to hang up her keys.

There are a lot of toxic people out there, and it hurts more if one of them is your parent. Take care, and know that you have friends at Spark People.

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GEMINI-SKY 7/30/2010 9:10PM

    Holy Cow ! ! ! I know this is all true cause you just can't make this stuff up...
Thx for sharing.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/30/2010 8:26PM

    Holy Crap, Lin!
ou poor thing.
As soon as she fled with your keys you should ahve dialed 911.
Have her committed if not for her senility for her insanity not yours. Your health and sanity is more important.
so sorry you ahve to deal with thsi woman she needs to be off the streets.

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YELLOWDAHLIA 7/30/2010 8:24PM

    All I can say is WOW! You've had quite a day!
((((big hugs to you)))))
Hope it all works out for you.

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8 months, 3 accidents, 1 Mom=scary!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Okay, just when you think you are safe to be out on a public road, my mom is on the raod again,, most of her car was on the raod when I got to the scene,, of course, being the luckiest woman on earth as far as accidents, she did not get a ticket!! This time, the car is just barely hanging together,, back to the body shop, car rental place, insurance company,, I am on a first-name basis with the body shop manager, wrecker driver, oinsurance agent and car rental guy! Seriously!!!,, met his grandkids for cripes sake!!
Saints preserve us, what next?????????????????????!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/26/2010 7:28PM

    So how bad was mom hurt?
the car was almost totalled. Moms is lucky.
I'd say she needs her drivers license taken away but it would bean that you and Kristy woul ahve to drive her everywhere.
Hang in there.

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JOYSGARDEN 5/26/2010 7:18PM

    OUCH! It almost sounds like it's time for mom to give up her license. That can be a real fight unless the Dr. or the law step in. 3 accidents in 8 months...bit much. I just pray she doesn't end up killing herself or someone else.... Good luck!

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oh, savannah bell!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

We sure DO have our own pool, but usually we cannot open it until Memorial weekend or after since it is cold and rainy here on the Great Lakes. The water has warmed up to 68 today ,, five degrees overnight,, it is only 84 today, but we love diving in and seeing the steam roll off our bodies!! LOL!
Pools are lots of work, if you have one you realize that.. but it feels so good to float around and do water aerobics all summer,, we have had our pool since 1989 and do all the work ourselves.. soemtimes my ex hubby will help close the pool, I have everythign doe except putting the cover on when he arrives, so it is not so hard for him, he will also help change the silica too..
I dreamed of having a pool all my life and when we finally got it, my hubby thought we would tire of it, but we are fish, cannot get enough of it!! My other dream is to retire on the beach...

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SAVANNABELL 6/8/2010 6:23PM

    I would love to have my own pool, but I do live on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world! :) Google it!!
Flathead Lake - Polson Montana!!!

I'll have to come swim in your pool sometime though... I bet it stays hotter where you live. I only get to enjoy the lake for MAYBE 2 months and then it's too cold again!!

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SAVANNABELL 6/8/2010 6:19PM

    LOL! How FUNNY! You have a blog just for me?!?! And I didn't KNOW IT!!!!!!!!!! I haven't even read it yet, but that just made my day!!!! emoticon

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SHERYLDS 5/26/2010 10:36AM

    I hear you can get a fabulous deal on beach front property on the Louisiana coast of the Gulf of Mexico. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/25/2010 6:49PM

    We had a pool, too, when we were with my ex husband. I designed it and picked out the colors and tile, etc. We used a Ray Vac when we were not in it. It kept it faily clean.

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Everybody:You asked for them, you got Them!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

We finally did take BEFORE pics of my kitchen.. go to my sparkpage and click on photos,, If any of you has a worse kitchen, I dare you to publicize it.. it would ahve to be in a shack in the woods .. I did caption each pic to expalin what to look for.. now you know why I cannot abide being in it..

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/21/2010 5:36PM

    Well, well, well... If I took a picture of my kitchen right now you would see that it is kept spotless clean. but... All the food stuff that I eat like oatmeal, cereals, tea's, etc are all left out on the counter top. I can't reach any of the cabinets. At 4'11".

Yeppers. A great difference and I bet you are just tickled to death with your new kitchen.

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