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Old 07-12-2015, 03:40 PM   #4531
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Might need to take you up on that!
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Old 07-12-2015, 04:00 PM   #4532
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I think that would be reasonable, Munky. You can tell her truthfully that you have things to do but arrange for the mother to call or text you every half hour or hour to let you know she's okay. If you don't hear from her, then go check on her.

You could also suggest that they look into senior services in your area.
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Whew, was thinking I'd be a terrible person asking to check on her that way instead of physically being there.

My husband locked up their house.He took a look inside and told me they've become whole hog hoarders.They've got a lot more going on there then it appears.

If I went over and sat with her she would have had me cleaning up that place.I'm not about to go through the trails that they have to get something done.Probably make her something to eat as well.

I'm nice, but I'm also not a piece of linoleum.
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Old 07-12-2015, 04:40 PM   #4533
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Whew, was thinking I'd be a terrible person asking to check on her that way instead of physically being there.

My husband locked up their house.He took a look inside and told me they've become whole hog hoarders.They've got a lot more going on there then it appears.

If I went over and sat with her she would have had me cleaning up that place.I'm not about to go through the trails that they have to get something done.Probably make her something to eat as well.

I'm nice, but I'm also not a piece of linoleum.
Munky, if they are hoarders of the worst kind, it can be construed by the authorities as elder abuse if the mother who is now considered ill and unable to care for herself, continues to live in those conditions. We have had a couple of cases here in Mass. this past year. Only it involved small children. The children had to be removed from the home and the building condemned. And it just might be in your best interest also. In order to protect your own property from the influx of rats and mice.

Two years ago we did have a hoarder. Her children were called and were told that her mother was being moved to a 24 hr. care facility. The child was fit to be tied. She didn't see what the problem was. Evidently they found some critters because the next thing you know is every apartment in the building was being treated for mice and roaches. Fortunately, I never did see either one in my apartment.
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:46 PM   #4534
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*Sigh* was hoping all night that I'd be forgotten about.It didn't happen.

Wish I was a Genie.Had my hair long like the one on tv once.Did that thing where she folds her arms nods her head.Not a good idea.Damn near took my eye out.WHAP! my braid smacked my eye! It hurt, stop laughing.

Her daughter just called.She's not impressed that I told her I'd come over and stay a few minutes then leave.Her mom is to call me every hour.She's not going to be home until late tonight.I'll take some dinner over to her mom.

I gave the truthful excuse that I have a garage to clean and sort today for the local charities to pick up on Tuesday.That I'll be busy organizing a whole lot of things.

Hubby isn't at all impressed.He doesn't like that I did a nice thing and now it's been turned around to the point that I now owe them.

What am I really going to see?Well wish me luck.
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:48 PM   #4535
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That's *NOT impressed*
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:52 PM   #4536
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She's not impressed? She should be grateful. It's not your responsibility to take care of her mother, but it's nice of you to help them out.
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She's not impressed? She should be grateful. It's not your responsibility to take care of her mother, but it's nice of you to help them out.
That was clearly the tone she gave me.Like what do you mean YOU have things to do? WE come first!

Seriously? Next time I might look the other way.
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Sadly, no good deed goes unpunished, Munky. Hope that crazy woman starts leaving you alone. Maybe the mother needs one of those Life Alert necklaces.
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Tell her you've done what you could and that she should look elsewhere for help from now on.
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