Well, as I expected, my mom didn't go on the little grocery shopping trip with her place. She said the weather isn't very good and the only thing she really needs right now is milk and she can go downstairs to the dining room and ask for a glass of milk to take back to her apartment, if she wants. LOL. Goodness, I'm never going to get her to do anything there! It's really kind of surprising, because she was always such a busy gal and never liked just sitting around. The whole reason her doctor suggested, due to her memory issues, moving to a place like this was so that she was around socialization and not all by herself so much. Part of the reason they picked this place (they, meaning her, her BF and SB and her dr agreed) was because since BF lived there she was already very familiar with it and already knew some of the people there, making the transition easier. I will just keep trying to encourage her.
Makes me wonder how time feels like it's going by for a person with short term memory problems. Do the days seem longer or shorter? I guess it would seem like maybe they would feel shorter to them, since they keep forgetting a lot from the same day and suddenly it's afternoon or evening. So, maybe that is why she seems fine now not doing much each day.
I did finally get the pricing info on the last place I was researching near where I lived. It was priced about midpoint between the other places. The lady from there called me and was really nice. She asked quite a few questions about mom and her current situation and asked if she was getting involved in the activities where she lives now. She said that is one of the things they do there (as part of the assistance) is really encourage them to do some activities.
I've started reading a good, interesting book. A memoir, true story called Educated, about a girl growing up in a survivalist Mormon family in Idaho with no public schooling and very little home schooling. So far it has been really good.
Our electrician is supposed to come out tomorrow to try and figure out our flicking lights issue. We also had to call our gas company who put in our propane tank and lines - we have a leak again. We had a small one last winter, but in a different spot. Frustrating. DH looks at the propane level every so often and it really went down fast all of a sudden. The guy came out yesterday afternoon and fixed that. We had the same thing happen with the hook up to the shop last winter. It appears a valve they were using wasn't quite up to the job, because he replaced it with what DH said is a better quality one. DH enjoyed visiting with the guy - DH got to know him during our pre-build because at that time he had worked for the excavation guy. We also have our insulation guy coming back out again sometime. DH is noticing an area in the roof and soffits he doesn't like what he sees going on. He was also supposed to come back out weeks ago....(contractors....enough said)
I received a nice check in the mail yesterday from my mortgage escrow - for almost $2600! I figured a refund would be coming at some point, I just had no idea when so had kind of put it out of my mind. Our property taxes here are done on a 2 year valuation. So, for our mortgage they estimated at paying it on what it should be valued at with the house done, but it was last valued just before the build started, (for the upcoming 2 years) so we have another year of really cheap property taxes before it goes up. But, they didn't adjust my payment down (darn!) as it appears they are still estimating it high for the upcoming year. So, I should be getting another check refund at some point. I don't know if they do it annually, but guessing so. I think at this point, until I get my tax return done, I'm going to set the $ aside to see what I owe for taxes. Due to my side job, I usually owe some, though this past year I increased my w/h from my regular job and also, this last bonus check we got, they withheld at the high 25% tax rate, so that should decrease what I end up owing, too.
MTurks income seems to be picking back up this week, so that is good. I did almost $12 yesterday and this morning I'm already at $5. Hoping for another decent day.