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Old 05-02-2015, 10:32 PM   #22981
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Any shopping is in the town I will be working in, Torrington, not much shopping in Lingle. I have space for a clothesline. Mom and I will be terrors on our bicycles around town on days I am home. I am working night shift, so my days will be screwy. Mom says there is a little garden out back.

Shrek is doing fine with it, he is Mr. "But what if...?" and "You don't know..."
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I looked up Lingle, and it's more a village than a town. Population <500. I lived outside a village of <800 and we had one convenience store with a lunch counter, a church, a library (open a few hours per week), a service station, a post office, a bar, and, until it burned down, a hotel with a bar. We did almost all of our shopping in the town 15 km away. Oh yeah, there were two places one could buy rough cut lumber.
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:06 PM   #22982
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Trying to recover from cooking 60 lb of quail breast yesterday and cleaning all the prep pans today...
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:20 PM   #22983
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Yay, PF!! Good for Mom to get you the place you want!

Lordy, CWS, where the heck would one find 60 pounds of quail breasts?
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Old 05-03-2015, 02:33 AM   #22984
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CWS, you deserve some kind of medal for all that work. Or at least a back and foot rub.

taxy and PF, Lingle has less than 500 people? Our neighborhood of six streets probably has more than that!

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I'm heading off to bed. Early for me, but I need to switch my time schedule around. Too much to do to be a night owl right now. 'night!
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Old 05-03-2015, 03:22 AM   #22985
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CWS, you deserve some kind of medal for all that work. Or at least a back and foot rub.

taxy and PF, Lingle has less than 500 people? Our neighborhood of six streets probably has more than that!

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I'm heading off to bed. Early for me, but I need to switch my time schedule around. Too much to do to be a night owl right now. 'night!
I did a Google of Lingle. The edge of town is farmland already planted. And I wouldn't be surprised to find the prairie right after that. Now that is my kind of town.
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Old 05-03-2015, 03:37 AM   #22986
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Yay, PF!! Good for Mom to get you the place you want!

Lordy, CWS, where the heck would one find 60 pounds of quail breasts?
From a wholesale supplier (and they are danged little!). I had four pans going on the stove to sear them for 3 minutes, skin side down, and then 15 prep pans (baker's pans) to do in the oven for 3 minutes, skin side up. Lordy. I think I've nailed how to get a nice sear on the skin side of a quail breast...
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Old 05-03-2015, 03:39 AM   #22987
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CWS, you deserve some kind of medal for all that work. Or at least a back and foot rub.

taxy and PF, Lingle has less than 500 people? Our neighborhood of six streets probably has more than that!

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Foot massage would have been nice--my feet are still burning. I did soak them in Epsom salts tonight, my feet, not the quail. Back not a problem. That I a bit of a surprise because the floor is sloped. The fatigue matts definitely help.
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:20 AM   #22988
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What I seem to be doing lately is having email conversations about Mom. She's 81. Dad died a few years ago, and it's become apparent that she can no longer live alone. She's amenable to going to one sibling to live, and that sibling is willing to have her, but others think she should go directly to assisted living. They all live fairly close together, I'm halfway across the country. I don't feel my input should be primary, but they do want my input. I feel that she should go with this sister and see how it works out. Even if it doesn't, it gives wriggle room for finding the right assisted living place.

I also warned of something none of them seem aware of, and that is the pitfall of becoming financially liable for her long term care, that finances have to be looked at carefully and kept separate. I don't know a lot of details about this and am looking for sources.

Anyone know of any source material on the above? Phone lines, legal aid available to my sister, etc.?
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:54 AM   #22989
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What I seem to be doing lately is having email conversations about Mom. She's 81. Dad died a few years ago, and it's become apparent that she can no longer live alone. She's amenable to going to one sibling to live, and that sibling is willing to have her, but others think she should go directly to assisted living. They all live fairly close together, I'm halfway across the country. I don't feel my input should be primary, but they do want my input. I feel that she should go with this sister and see how it works out. Even if it doesn't, it gives wriggle room for finding the right assisted living place.

I also warned of something none of them seem aware of, and that is the pitfall of becoming financially liable for her long term care, that finances have to be looked at carefully and kept separate. I don't know a lot of details about this and am looking for sources.

Anyone know of any source material on the above? Phone lines, legal aid available to my sister, etc.?
That sounds like an urban myth to me. I handled my mothers finances and was never held responsible for expenses not covered by her personally or by her insurance.

It is true that you should carefully document where her money comes from and where it goes so that you can prove to the folks at medicaid that no resources have been transferred out of her name and that all funds have been used for her comfort and care. When I was doing this the medicaid look back was three years it may have been increased to five, not sure.

In my mother's case she was self supporting, she added my name to her checking account, where her pension and social security were deposited, I paid her bills from that. I wrote a check to cash every month for $100.00 for personal items. I kept it in an envelope and as it was spent I put the receipts into the envelope. I started a fresh envelope each month and filed the old one. When I cashed investments in to pay for the assisted living, that money was deposited into the checking account so we had a clear audit trail.

If everyone is honest and above board it is not a big hassle. I got more grief from my brothers and sisters than I did from the government. Like Cyndi Lauper said "Money changes everything..."!

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Old 05-03-2015, 06:27 AM   #22990
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I too have my daughter on my checking account. But all four of my kids are completely aware of my finances. And I also have a will. I don't have much, but each one of my kids has expressed their interest in certain items. And I have only one beneficiary on my insurance. All the kids know that the monies from that go to pay for my funeral. No one gets a share of that. I considered making the funeral home the beneficiary, but I will leave it up to the kids which one they want to use. I told them to shop around for the cheapest. They will. And even then it won't cover the whole cost. But it will make a sizable dent if they follow my wishes.

My biggest problem is my granddaughter. I finished raising her when her mother died. She has become a big disappointment. It has been more than two years since I heard from her. I call and all I get is her voice mail. Never a call back. Her and her children were the only absent ones from my 75th birthday bash. But her husband called and wanted information about the possibility of any benefits from the tribe in Maine to help pay the great granddaughter's college tuition. Sorry. No money there for her. From the way my kids talk, I don't think they will notify her of my death. Can't say that I blame them.
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