DD and SIL left their house at 4:10 this morning. They have made it over the first of 3 mountain passes. That pass was probably the worst they'll experience and it wasn't too bad. The current weather is -4 and warming up to around 20 today so at least the temp is going in the right direction now. They are taking the drive slow and easy but have flat mostly bare highway the next couple hundred miles. I'm guessing they will be here around 1:30 this afternoon. (they lose an hour due to crossing time zone). Tomorrow through Monday it's supposed to be around 40 degrees, so a lot warmer.
Ooh boy, mom had a very confused day yesterday. She called me 4 times between 2 and 4pm. It seemed like everything I tried to say to explain or help actually was just making it all worse. She pretty much had no clue about anything. I'm hoping a sleep last night did the "reset" she usually has after a bad day. I have a feeling it's because it's Christmas. Her brain sort of knows something is going on with it all, but can't remember the details so she's getting worked up. She mentioned again yesterday about Christmas and she didn't know who she was inviting over. When I told her (again) that we're picking her up Christmas morning to come here for dinner she did not remember that at all. I don't bring it up, unless she does but I'm sure all the decorations, activity and talk around her makes her know something different is going on. I kind of remember this a bit from last year, too, and I'm sure it's worse/harder for her this year to process it all. And then I just got a text from K that she feels it's time mom switches to Depends, so now that new aspect to deal with. I honestly cannot wait until there is an opening at the memory care place. It's time, for sure.
I found out yesterday my side job is going to continue for a while longer, just at a much lesser capacity, so there will still be some income coming in. The new owner takes over Jan 1st but the old owners are still retaining their accounts receivable, so they will need me to process that and reconcile their bank statement for it. This will probably be another 6 months at least, so it will kind of give me an "easing" out of it all, financial wise. And it sounds like at some point I'll be picking up that new small side job, too.