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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Slept in and awoke rested, had nice veggie omelette for brekkie and showered and getting dressed for church when phone rang. It was the lady who picks up my MIL for church. She was at her house and no answer, either at door or on phone and she was worried.. So we went over, N/A, dh couldn't find the extra key and we canvassed neighbors and someone thought she had seen a cab... So, we went to hospital, not there.... stopped at "her" cab company and sure enough, they'd taken her to the grocery store and were just picking her up. So, we went to her place and she couldn't see why everyone was worried.... All she'd done was think today was Sat. instead of Sunday, and gone shopping... Crazy, the ideas that go through your head. I told dh we need to find out her last wishes and what plans she has in place etc, she is 82..... how do we do something like that? He's the only child, so it will be our responsibility.... first thing we have to do, is get extra key made tomorrow.

So, bro picked up my new freezer, that will make life a lot easier... went for gas and groceries and meds and came home.... tired after all the excitement...

Cold today, no walk..... too much excitement for me!
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    Yikes - what a scare! At least things turned out well in the end!
    1658 days ago
  • TERRI289
    You had a crazy day..glad that you got the extra key made..Sleep well!
    1659 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    It can be a worry, my dad is 87! Sometimes, a friend will pick him up, and if he doesn't tell can get scary until you track him down.
    1660 days ago
  • SCOOTER4263
    I so understand this. Went to see a 92 year old friend the other day. I'd called for several hours and her land line was busy, her cell mailbox full. Went over there, and her garage was locked - couldn't tell if the car was in or not. Peeked in the window, the kitchen light was on, and heard a radio. I knew she had a small (very small) dog and thought I heard it.

    Finally called the police, after going around the neighborhood, trying to find someone with a key or just someone who might know who took care of her property for her.

    Just as the sheriff drove up, she came rolling up the driveway. She'd been out doing errands, knew her phone was broken (apparently by a contractor who was insulating for her - a procedure I'd actually recommended, although not a company I knew), and she never uses her cell mailbox - doesn't know how to retrieve messages.

    Oh, yes - she leaves the radio on for the dog, who is arthritic and has virtually no audible bark.

    Eleanor was totally fine ( and appreciated my worry - she knows she's 92) but I think the whole experience took a year or two off my life!
    1660 days ago
    It's good she had some vigilante neighbours
    1660 days ago
    So glad it worked out well. Bet she was surprised at the fuss it raised but it is great you are there for her. Hope you have plenty of time to share with her.

    1660 days ago
    My ex's grandma had one of those buttons she pushed a couple of times per day to let people know she was ok since she lived alone.
    1660 days ago
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