Thursday, June 06, 2013
Sometimes I feel like I don't have anything profound to say, so I shouldn't blog. I know intellectually that I will figure out how to deal with the situation I'll describe. But I sure am anxious about it. And I want to eat, eat, eat.
We moved my mother from the old assisted living place (OP) to a new and better-for-her place (NP) closer to me last week. It looks like short term her cash flow is messed up, I'm going to have to cover it, and generally fix things. She had plenty of money in the bank and has a generous pension to cover her expenses. Except, I didn't know the OP was going to take out an automatic payment for June. I was involved in her move to the old place, so I didn't know this was coming. So, her bank balance and two months of months of pension are not going to quite cover May and June at the OP and part May, all of June and last month's rent at the NP. Essentially, four months of rent out two months of income and a small bank balance. Arggh. And did I mention Mother asked us to help her buy a laptop for my DD's HS graduation? So, we will not get reimbursed for that, the moving truck and a few other things for awhile. I have been very very anxious about money and trying to pay off some bills to get that stressor off me. Argggh.
In time, the money will get straightened out. But I am so stressed by the fact that it keeps getting put off further and further.
Update: Finally got in touch with the director and billing for OP - she will be getting credits for the June rent and unused personal services from 5.27 on. But it may take 45 days. The billing person said she will put it through as a rush so that it hopefully will come out sooner. I feel like I can breathe, I can relax again.