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Thanks for sharing this beautiful story


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My son, Steve, who owns a pub in Culpeper, called with a wonderful story. There has been a guy named Jim, in his 50s, an itinerant handyman. He lived in a trailer in the woods somewhere with no plumbing or electric, he wasn't all that reliable because he didn't like the idea of people telling him what to do. His family had all moved to Texas but he didn't want to leave his trailer. Steve said that when he worked, he was a hard worker and did a great job, he was friendly and cooperative, Steve really appreciated that kind of help, and enjoyed that he was truly a small town character. Well, Jim died last week, and Steve had a memorial night at the pub for him on Tuesday. Jim's mother had been living with the grief that her son was an outcast, refusing to be part of the family, and always worried about him, as mothers do. She came to the pub, and there were about 200 people over the evening, all able to tell her great stories about how Jim had helped them. She was overwhelmed that he had actually had a full happy life with lots of friends. She left the pub happy and grateful to the town that had loved her little boy.

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My heart aches for you Nell, so sad


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My oldest cat, Siobhan, is dying. I got her 13 years ago right about now, she was a tiny treat for everyone to fuss over on Christmas Day. She was so fat for so long, now she is bony, and since yesterday is refusing to eat. I won't take her for a final visit to the vet as long as she is still using the litter box. So sad.

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My brother called me yesterday, he asked if he could bring his girlfriend to Thanksgiving, the one who stole $1200 from me, and who has chosen to stay away for the last 10 years. I said that wouldn't be a good idea, I don't even know why she would want to be around people who look at her and see "thief". Why would she even want to return to the home of the people she had robbed? He told me that he might not come, either. How can he be that self unaware?


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11/23/19 4:16 P

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Another beautiful day today. Went sailing this morning, the weather conditions were perfect.

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Lots of wind today. Ryan and Tylneil are coming today, lasagna and brown bread

Have a great day


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Great job Carol, I hadn’t realized you were gone for 5 weeks


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11/20/19 5:13 P

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Losing weight on a trip is amazing, Carol!!

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We arrived home on Monday from our trip, too. I actually lost 5 lbs on the trip!! So much to do and walked sooooo much. It was a long 5 weeks, but we totally enjoyed the trip.

Trying to get all caught up with Sparking, my business emails, and the huge box of mail the postman dropped off!!

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Welcome home Sandra. That is great that you had such a good time on your cruise.


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11/19/19 7:22 A

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I am back home got home late yesterday from the cruise had a wonderful time weather was great in Hawaii. Sea was very rough on the way home couldn't walk straight on the ship. So much food on the ship I am back on track today I know I gained some weight. Need to go grocery shopping and pick up my cat from the kennel today still need to unpack and do laundry.

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11/13/19 8:40 A

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Yes it's cold here, too, 21 when I went to get the papers.

Hopefully the garage door opener will be fixed this morning. I am so spoiled to the opener, I never have to use a key to get into the house.

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We had a cold front move in last night, I could hear the rain striking the windows, sounded like a mix of ice. This morning we had a dusting of snow.

Everyone enjoy their day.


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11/12/19 9:30 A

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The cold front is coming through here this afternoon. Hard to believe it can get this cold in November.

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Praying all goes better for mom.

Its windy, rainy, just an overall nasty day. They are predicting our temperatures will get very cold tonight, so rain will turn to snow flurries.


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The assisted living wants to put Mom into memory care. My brother, sister and I won't do it. She will improve once there are more people around, that's on them. Poor Mom is so alone over there!

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Good morning ladies. It's a nice sunny, but cold day.

Doing 2 loads of laundry and housework.


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It took a short while for my Dad to get used to it, but eventually he made a couple friends. I hope your Mom is as lucky.

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I feel bad for your MOM b/c it is sometimes "scary" when they don't know their surroundings. Some get to the point they don't know where they are and they are past realizing it. I will prayers that she will be at peace in her new place.

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Assisted living is, as you can imagine, much smaller than the independent living place she was in. It's brand new, she is the third person to move in, there have been another 5 in the last few days. Capacity is 80 something, so it will take a little time to fill up. She is accustomed to a huge facility of a few thousand residents, all fully compis mentis. They treated her like their pet project, she drank up the attention. She no longer gets that. She has a wander guard device on her ankle now, it buzzes staff if she walks past checkpoints to the exterior. If and when we ever take her out, we have to make advance plans so they'll know the buzz is intentional.

The doc said she may be past the ability to imprint a new living arrangement, even though mice in a maze can do it. A functioning mouse brain is better than hers now. Her memory is gone, she just knows that everything is unfamiliar, like rearranging furniture in the house of a blind person.

She wants everything to be the way she wants without doing it or seeing anyone else do it. Don't we all?

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11/2/19 8:57 A

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Will pray for your mom


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Nell, it is so hard for Alzheimer's/dementia patients to adapt to any changes. Is the new place a place where the residents can't go wandering? I pray she will settle in soon.

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The doc did a dementia assessment yesterday, took about an hour. On a scale of 0-10, she scored a 4 in memory, and a zero for executive function. Yesterday she sent us kids over 10 emails saying she was confused and wanted to go home. This morning she said she doesn't know where she is or who she is. I'd best get over there later this morning.

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Wow, that is great.


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11/1/19 9:08 A

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I have a noon appointment for Mom and the new doctor. He'll see her in her apartment, a house call! Can you imagine!

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11/1/19 8:25 A

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emoticon and good morning


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11/1/19 8:23 A

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emoticon November !!


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Praying your mom will settle in Nell.


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10/30/19 7:52 A

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Nell, glad MOM is settled in and hopefully will adjust quickly.

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Mom is in her new place!! What a job! She is very unhappy, people with cognitive problems don't do change well, but her memory is so short I'm hoping she settles in. She doesn't like eating in the dining room with other people, but when she's there she eats like she hasn't eaten in months. Which she probably hasn't. I am hoping she'll build her day around meals, just like most people living in elder facilities. She really needs to eat more, her clothes are hanging off of her.

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That’s great news. Keeping my fingers crossed for the completion of your move to go without anymore hitches.

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10/29/19 9:56 A

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Pray all goes well for mom and you.


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10/29/19 8:50 A

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Nell that is good news. I pray that she adjust well...

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10/29/19 6:10 A

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We got Mom into respite yesterday, then we packed up her whole apartment. This morning at 8, the movers will be there for transport. By dinner it should all be done!

Nell
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Barbara, We have a sunny day here with temps going to 64 and no wind. Rain/drizzle rest of the week until Thursday.

Have a great day

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We have a rainy day, with lots of wind.

Nell that is great you are going to have your sister's help with the move.


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Nell, I am happy your sister is coming to help you. That is a lot to do. Good luck.

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It's cloudy today, rain tomorrow, but it should be sunny and clear for the two moving days. My sister and BIL come in tonight to help out. I am so grateful for my sister! She has more patience than I do.

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Goodo morning, we are supposed to have rain today also.....That is why I washed and put the clothes on the line yesterday.

Wishing all a great and happy day

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Overcast drizzly day

Guess I’ll stay inside and watch some football


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emoticon oh dear Nell.

Carol so happy all is going great !


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On Monday I found out that Mom's move needed to be rescheduled, the power will be out in her current place on move day, so no elevators and no moves permitted. So I made a million phone calls to make it the day before. Then I had to change it again, the place she is moving to has another move that afternoon, so we'll pack on Monday and move Tuesday morning next week. I've been on the phone so much I need to recharge during the day, the battery can't keep up with the moving demand.

One week from today it will be over!

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Carol, so glad it is a nice journey

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Good morning. We’re at the end of our first week of our adventure. So far, it’s been wonderful. Yesterday and today we have sunny skies and beautiful sunset last night. The QM2 is beautiful!!

We arrive in Southhampton on Friday.

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Good morning, This morning was very cloudy. Supposed to be cloudy/sunny the whole day. Sheet day...... I washed 2 loads of clothes and put them on the lines, now the sun is brightly shining. Tomorrow supposed to rain.

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Good morning, an overcast day. Just stripped the bed and the sheets are in the washer

Have a wonderful day


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Bon Voyage Carol !!

Nell I hope all works out for mom's move.


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My brother still hasn't called about Mom's move. My nephew told him that no one in the family wants his girlfriend around, I think he is shocked. He has never understood that she is a thief and a con artist. He is her long con, and successful at that.

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Nell. I hope everyone is ok now.

We’ve spent two nights in New York and today we’re boarding the Queen Mary 2. I can’t wait. The hotel concierge recommended Uber instead of a taxi to go to the port, I hope that works out.

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Nell, I am sorry your hubby and that you passed out. I hope the two of you are okay. I also hope all works out for your Mom's move.

Barbara, the picture you sent of Sasha was really cute.. Thanks for sharing

It is really windy here......last night my chairs on the back porch were blowing across the porch....

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Oh dear Nell, hope you and your hubby are alright.

It's a cool sunny day, Sasha is going to the groomer this morning and this afternoon I will take my car in and get my snow tires put on and the rust check done.


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Sunday night DH fell when going to the bathroom, I flew up out of a sound sleep to find him on the floor and bloody. It was just a cut, but I ended up passing out briefly and falling on my arthritic thumb.

I still haven't heard from my brother about his thief girlfriend and Mom's move. Mom's move is 2 weeks from today. We have to talk sometime.

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The day has finally come, our adventure begins. We have Uber coming for us in about 2 hours and then we're off!!!!

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Have a great time Carol


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Nell, I hope all goes well with the move.


We're getting ready to leave tomorrow on our trip!! I hope I have everything packed!!

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Hope everything goes smoothly with mom’s move

We are home from our vacation, had a great time but good to be home


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I took Mom to the doc yesterday for her pre-entry physical, though Mom still has no idea we are doing this. The doc had to check the box saying she is incapable of perceiving danger or of self preservation and will require assistance. That's a far cry from the social workers over there who keep telling me that Mom is fine and I don't need to move her. I'll be glad to have Mom out of that place, their primary concern is NOT Mom's safety. Her current community is fabulous for those who are fully functioning mentally, but not when dementia is present.

Today I finalize the respite care night before her move, sign final contracts, and write that first big check. Tomorrow, an admissions rep will meet me at Mom's for her entry interview, though Mom won't know that's what we are doing. All assisted living communities have to complete a Uniform Assessment Instrument prior to admission to ensure the proper level of care. I just hope they don't think Mom needs memory care. That costs twice as much, and I don't think she needs that just yet.

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That's great!!! I know you'll be happy when the day final comes. It may take a little while before you feel the load lifted off your shoulders, but you'll know your Mom will be in a place where she'll be watched/monitored.

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The new assisted living I'll be moving Mom to just passed all of its inspections and is open for business! I will be moving her 3 weeks from today.

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I'm sure you are getting super excited Carol.

I usually go to Jamaica or Punta Cana in April, didn't go this year and sure missed it.

We have a rainy day, will be going to the doctor with Shannon today, just his usual check up.


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Overcast day here, too. Trying to finish up a few things before running some errands. There's only 7 more days until our big trip!!

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Good morning, very overcast day.

Lots of laundry and housework to get through today.


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That's very interesting Nell.

I also went through the same at 7 years old.


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DH's son and his wife came by yesterday to visit. My DGS is headed off to AmeriCorps in California this week. He didn't have a great high school career, he just couldn't get out of bed. They had him to shrinks, they hired tutors, he was able to get into a college for next year but needed a year to "grow up". Well they took him to an ENT who removed his adenoids, he also had a deviated septum. It was a dramatic surgery, and the result is that DGS is able to sleep well for the first time in his life. He bounces out of bed in the morning ready to go. The ENT said he couldn't have done the surgery when DGS was younger because he was still growing, but what a difference! He is a whole new young man!

DS#3 and his family also stopped by. DGD who is 5 had her tonsils and adenoids removed a couple of months ago, they told me she is finally sleeping through the night! I had mine out when I was 8, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy was a rite of passage when I was a kid, every kid did it, I never knew how much trouble I was spared.

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The final inspection at the assisted living got put off again until October 7. I am beyond frustrated, but it's not their fault. The state is yanking them around, which they do to everyone.

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Hope the inspection went good and mom will soon be moving.

We have a 50th wedding anniversary to go to at a restaurant today, looking forward to that.


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That's great news, Carol! When do the stitches get removed?

Today is the final inspection at the assisted living I will be moving Mom to when they open. Here's hoping that it's a champagne day for them!

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Great to hear Carol !!

Seniors lunch today, my one social event, going with my friends and meet up with other friends there.


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emoticon Thanks. Today, I'm just a little sore, but I all is good!!!

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Went to the dermatologist today and had a skin cancer (benign) removed off my back. I have about 12 stitches, not sure,can't see it.

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I took DH to the optometrist, he is at Tysons Corner Mall. We have been to that mall a million times, watched it grow over 50 years. Yesterday I parked in the lower lot, about 40 spaces from the door. DH couldn't walk that distance unaided, I had to let him hold on to me. I have known he is slow, I didn't know he couldn't walk unless he was holding on to something. He has a cane, he needs to start using it. I have no idea what I'll do when he needs a walker, a split level isn't a great house for that.

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Good morning, it's a rainy day.

I am off to the office today


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Carol, that trip sounds amazing!

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Yes Carol, a trip of a life time !!


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Wow! What an awesome trip you have planned, Carol!! I'm jealous!

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We leave on October 15th on Amtrak to New York City and stay there 2 nights (never been)
Then we take the Queen Mary 2 to London. From there we take a train to Paris and stay there overnight. Next day we fly to Barcelona for a 7-day Med cruise to France and Italy. Lastly we leave from Barcelona for a 15-day Transatlantic cruise back to Tampa, stopping in Spain, Portugal and the Azores.

There's been so much to plan and lots of things to do beforehand!!!

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