I’ve neglected this blog while dealing with various issues.
The largest of these has been Mum’s move to a dementia wing about a mile or so away from our house.
The last six months have seen her raging at the injustice of the move and demanding to be returned to her house – a move made somewhat impossible by it being refurbed and occupied by a new tenant.
They’ve medicated her and she is calmer now.
She has no recollection of arriving shortly after New Year and “learns” every day that there is a sitting room she can use and a sealed garden too. Her hair is done every week, not that she remembers.
She claims that she is never fed despite maintaining her ample figure.
Photo albums and other possessions are tucked away in drawers and rediscovered every day.
It is sad but all part of Alzheimers.
At home my eldest daughter is planning to move out. Her boyfriend and her have it all planned out and are viewing rentals. It is time as there is friction at home. She has recently dropped out of her course to rethink things.
My e£ay account is busy at the moment as I try to clear the mountain of valuables left behind after the house clearance. The plan is to establish an “estate” for Mum which can be used for her benefit or simply divided up after she passes.
It’s an odd pastime. I realised quickly that many of the things Dad thought were valuable were actually tat, especially stamps and first day covers. I’m keeping track of fees and income on a spreadsheet and learning the ropes of how to appeal to collectors.
There is a feeling of guilt about selling this collection. Guilt is salved though by knowing that a heap of stuff is a depressing thing and that the money this generates will ultimately do some good.
Oh one last thing. WP has notified me on several occasions recently that many more people are following me. I find this curious for two reasons. Firstly, my absence is hardly appealing to folk wanting a good read. Secondly, all of them are just email addresses, not WP pages and all are absent from my Followers list.
If you’re one of these people I’d love to know what drew you to this quiet little corner of the internet.