I got one more item taken care of yesterday. The m/c has a beauty shop within it. Mom sure does need a good haircut! I called the number I was given for the hairdresser and she said she is there on Tuesdays and would add my mom to her schedule for a haircut next Tuesday. She said they just add the charge to her monthly billing. Works for me. I hope she's agreeable to it next week. I would think it might make her feel really good to get "prettied up". I hope so.
I got an email back from the manager at mom's previous apartment that they will be crediting her bank account back the prorated amount, so I need to make sure I keep out an eye for that and don't forget to make sure it's credited.
Caregiver K texted back again yesterday and said it's tough, but she will adjust. At her stage of dementia it just takes time for this new place to become her "familiar" now. I thanked her for her wonderful care of my mom and thanked her for helping give me the push I needed to make the move and find her memory care.
I did try to call the doctor's office that works with the m/c but got a recording and then didn't get time to try back, so I will try again today.
It was a quiet day yesterday with no calls about or from my mom. I decided to (hope) take that as a sign she was having a better day. I also did not call her, as I figured that would just trigger the "I'm ready to leave now" thoughts. If I don't get any calls this morning, I'm going to call in and check on her with the nurses station. Today's afternoon "social hour" is an ice cream social. I'm sure she will enjoy the ice cream.
Temps are starting to warm up a bit. High 30's/40 for the daytime high. My hens are back in full production and I'm getting between 1 and 3 eggs a day, rather than 3 eggs a week. I can't remember if I mentioned we had mice in the coop? Dh figured it out when I was on my work trip week before last. I think we have rectified that problem now. Once dh saw the mouse that one evening, when he went to check for eggs and close up their door (as it was going to be -15 that night) he saw the mouse. He put out a trap and within 15 minutes it had caught the mouse. He put it out again and the next morning there was another one caught. He hasn't caught anymore in the last week and a half.
Chickens will catch and eat mice! Chickens love protein. That would be fun to see because chickens get vicious.ReplyDelete
My grandmother would only eat ice cream when she no longer knew anyone. So, Mama stopped and bought ice cream for her when we went to visit which was not often. My grandmother refused to eat the food, but it was not really good food. It was Mississippi in the 50s.
that's what my half sis said, too. she's seen hers get a snake too.Delete
I am glad your egg production has resumed! I hope the transition continues smoothly and you don't have too many administrative hiccups.ReplyDelete
so far so good on getting the admin tasks taking care of or in the process.Delete
EEEEEEK!!!! MICE! Do you have a predator apron around your coop? If mice can get in, rats can get in, and they can kill your chickens. We put paving stones around our coop to work as a predator apron.ReplyDelete
We have a concrete foundation around the perimeter of the coop that goes 3 feet down. I'm sure the mice can squeeze thru the tiny gap in the main door to the coop, most likely.Delete
That's great that you had a phone-free day from the m/c unit.ReplyDelete
We had a small flock of chickens when I was a child; they would cease laying during the winter too. I always liked their friendly little mutterings to each other as they went about their day and then the almighty caterwauling when they laid an egg!
I like their little cooing when I go visit and it is funny to hear them making such a fuss that they laid an egg LOLDelete
We live in a rural area of south central Kentucky, half a mile out of "town." This town only has about 1,000 people. We drive 15+ miles to do shopping and such. Our house is surrounded by fields and several times a year, we have mice trying to come into the house. A few succeed. It's funny, my neighbor doesn't want to admit they have mice. I think she's young and thinks that having mice means you're dirty. And it could mean that. But it can also mean they've just plowed the fields and they had to have somewhere to go. LOLReplyDelete
If you have chickens you will get mice. Just a fact. Good to stay on top of them. When my neighbor moved, and took all his junk out of his pasture the mice from there moved over here. There were visible paths leading from his pasture to ours. We killed mice out there for weeks. I hate those things! Luckily in 20+ years of living here we’ve only had a couple get in the house.ReplyDelete
dh does keep traps around the place and pretty regularly catches them. Just part of living rural. I'm surprised we hadn't seen any before now in the coop. We haven't had any in the house yet. But in the traps outside and around the shop and garage he's caught mice, rats and packrats.Delete