It seems like I have heard, often, that when elderly people lose their short term memory they still can remember things from the past quite well. My mom really can't remember much from the past anymore either. I mean, she can remember general things, mostly names and who/what the relationship is, but other than that she doesn't seem to hardly bring up past memories. The one she does seem to remember is trying smoking, as a young teen, but that's about the only ones she's brought up several times. She'll be commenting on how she's glad she's pretty healthy for her age and glad she didn't smoke and then tell the story about trying it as a young teen. I did at least try to ask her if she remembered why her mom had to have the colostomy bag, but of course, she had a total blank on it. When my MIL started having cognitive problems in her last year or so, I remember dh asking her if she remembered the house she grew up in. He was trying to find it on google, but didn't have enough info on where it was. He asked her on the phone and she rattled off that address like she lived there yesterday.
Surprise, the cabinet lady actually updated me in an email. She said the cabinet is supposed to ship on 4/19 and when she gets confirmation, she will call me to schedule the install.
The neighbors at least remembered what worked for the barking dogs last time they had their son's dogs and went right back to crating them inside the house, while they are gone. Last time they had them and we listened to them bark for a week and finally complained they asked their son for suggestions and he said they always crate the dogs when they aren't home. I was noticing yesterday how quiet it was over there and then I remembered, oh ya, they had started crating them, last time, so thankfully they are doing that again.
I logged into my old mortgage account again, and now see that my escrow balance is showing zero, so the check must be on it's way. It's showing a transaction date of 3/26. Yay. As soon as that comes, I'll make a big payment with all my "excess" funds: the closing $, the title co refund, the escrow refund, and the 4/1 payment I don't have to make, as my first payment is due 5/1. That will be over $7000 to principal and then on 5/1 I'll start with my first payment, but I am going to pay what my old mortgage payment was each month, or try to as often as possible.
Boy, what a change in weather in 24 hours or so. We went from 63 during the day Sunday to last night a low of 20. It's supposed to warm back up later this week. Gradually we are getting towards spring. I'm anxious to get the little patio dining set I ordered, but shipping shows it's taking 3 weeks. I guess it comes from China, LOL.