Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Chloe!



Happy Birthday to our wonderful Chloe.
We finally know when your birthday is so we can celebrate the anniversary of your arrival here on this planet. Hope you have a wonderful day and many more wonderful birthdays in the future.

86 comments:

Carol said...

Do you have any plans to celebrate today Chloe or did you do it yesterday?

When you finally told us the date, I put it in Iphony and Mary even called last night to see if I remembered. That's a miracle since neither of us are good at keeping up with anything. We usually forget our own birthday.

Chloe said...

Thank You Carol!
Hubby's been pampering me all weekend, and today we're going the Cheesecake Factory for lunch (my son is taking us). Right now hubby is taking him to preschool, then we'll pick her up before noon and head on over to the Woodlands. For some reason, we've never eaten there. It's rightn next door to PF Changs (I posted a picture of that area outside the mall a while back), and we usually go for the Chinese food (especially since it's so great there, and good chinese food is almost impossible to find in Houston).

I told him what I wanted for my BD was to have my car detailed in and out, and he did get it done a few days ago. It looks brand new - and it was a MESS. Between Emma and me, eating in there a lot of the time, never getting the time to completely empty it out - well lets just say it needed professional help. I've only had it a couple of years, and I try to keep the miles low on it so I can keep it a long time. I make hubby drive us around in his Dodge truck on the weekends (it's got a back seat too for Emma, and comfortable with a very good, quiet ride). That way we're putting the miles on his vehicle, those times he's home. I still manage to drive mine a lot though, when he's not around. And we sometimes prefer to take it on the weekend.

Chloe said...

After we had talked about electronics last night Jan, I found myself sitting in my TV chair, with two remotes, on in each hand: one the first for the
blueray box that downloads my Netflix, and the other to the TV. Sometimes I have the remote to the DirecTv next to me too, and I thought about it and I never thought I'd be able to coordinate all those different electronics on my own. Once I decided to start watching TV again (mostly because of Netflix, but also to entertain Emma now and then), I've finally started to get the hang of it, and I had to laugh at myself, because not that long ago I didn't even want to mess with it all. The movie I chose was pretty bad, so I fast forwarded through a lot of it. I've seen a lot of period movies I've really enjoyed lately, but other times I've picked some pretty bad ones. It's hard to tell from the synopsis they give you, and not all are on instant download (actually, a lot aren't).

Chloe said...

Well, thanks again. And Mary, thanks to you too. I'd really like to hear how you're doing.

I must say, that the best thing about the day is knowing that March will be here tomorrow. Spring is in the air, and I'm loving it.

ps Hubby got me a great big chocolate fudge cake, which we started working on Saturday. I'm thinking about have a slice for breakfast. Yum -- the breakfast of champions!

Chloe said...

-- Carol
I really do like the picture you chose - very festive looking .

I want you to know how much I appreciate the birthday post.

... it is so sweet of you, with all that you have going on right now, that you can still be so giving.

jan said...

Chloe, A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. Is it really on 2/28. I don't know anyone else with a b'day on this day. It is a special day and you are a very special person.

Carol, you are so thoughtful to think about Chloe's b'day today and get a post up for her.
Love you both and Mary too

jan said...

Chloe, I sometimes get movies I don't care for but wind up watching them anyway.

Carol said...

Jan, it wasn't much of a BD post but I was going to get a BD greeting for Chloe up if it was the last thing I did before my ship completely sinks and it's going down fast!

Still dealing with SF issues. Most of the day, traumatic. The lady at the AL place called and said she would take care of things. Good luck to her because I can't get anyone else to cooperate. She may have more luck. I told her to go for it but if she can't get him there, she has to give us the money back. She said it would be refunded.

She is suppose to send a mover and someone to pick him up.

The Unity Prayer this morning was let go and let God. Pretty significant. I'd already decided to do that even before reading the prayer.

I called Bob's hand's wife to see if he was going to do what I needed him to do. Nada. He didn't want to be involved. I really am starting to question many of the motives of those who should be helping with SF. They have their own agenda. His safety and well being don't seem to be a priority because actually they aren't responsible. I'm stuck with it.

If they can't get him to go this week then I will have to wait until that lawyer gets back from his vacation and gets working on it. I rescued him, now I own him until I get him to a safe place.

Carol said...

Anyone see any of the interviews with Charlie Sheen? That is such a sad situation and it's sad that his meltdown is being exploited on national TV. Hey, I'm just having mine on a small blog.

I don't watch his sitcom very often even though I know it is one of the most popular on TV. I never really cared for his character on that show.

Carol said...

Here's the new dancing cast for DWTS:

Wendy Williams
Sugar Ray Leonard
Kirstie Alley
Ralph Macchio
Kendra Wilkinson
Chelsea Kane
Romeo
Mike Catherwood
Hines Ward
Chris Jericho
Petra Nemcova

I don't recognize many of them. If you do, do you see any ringers? I heard they tried to get Christine O'Donnell. She should have done it. She could use that money to pay off some of the debt she had to have acquired running for office. And we found out that you don't have to be realy good to hang in there, just interesting.

Carol said...

Jan, don't forget that Idol starts tonight.

How would ya'll feel about Charlie Sheen and the Godesses taking care of your twins? It would never happen if they were my kids. I think he has custody. Very scary.

Chloe said...

Carol, I was thinking the same thing yesterday.

Charlie Sheen's children removed from his home by the cops
"As his twins Bob and Max were being taken from his home, Sheen, 45, said, "My fangs are dripping tiger blood." Soon after, Sheen took to his newly-created Twitter account to address the situation. "My sons' are fine... My path is now clear... Defeat is not an option..!"

A sources says Mueller, 33, convinced a judge that Sheen can't keep the children from her and won a restraining order earlier in the day as well. "The kids are to be turned over to Brooke immediately," the source says. "She now will have custody of the boys."" http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2011/03/charlie-sheens-children-removed-from-his-home-by-the-cops.html

Chloe said...

Hope his wife has more going for her than he does. She's had her problems in the past too.

Chloe said...

I've been watching the Sandra Bullock movie "The Proposal" in segments the last couple of days. Having trouble sitting down long enough for a whole movie.

I'm not a big fan of hers, but it's light and kinda funny, so it's serving it's purpose.

Chloe said...

Emma's going to pre-school 5 mornings now, and loving it. Only thing is, is that it's almost more work getting preparing for it and getting her there on time each morning - although that's one of the things I like about private schools, they don't care if you're a few minutes late, even when they reach Kindergarten, and grades 1 though 6. We're hoping to keep her there through elementary school.

Chloe said...

My horoscope tells me today "If you feed your mind complex ideas, you will encourage the development of more complex emotions." (the only time I read it, I seem to mention it here).

It also says "Stop taking shortcuts in communication. ". I wonder if they'd consider blogging a shortcut. Nah... to me it's better than a journal. It's interactive.

Jan and Carol (et al), hope you both have a wonderful day!

Carol said...

Chloe, my mind is so full of complexity that I'm barfing complex emotions. Think I'm going on a fast.

Chloe said...

Carol, I'm with you.
No complex 'anything' for a while.

I guess in about a week, you'll know which way things are going to go for you.

I just keep realizing what Jan said is so true. Something else always comes along.

Chloe said...

... let the fast begin!

Carol said...

Chloe, I can see that going to all that trouble of getting Emma ready for school, taking her and picking her up is a lot of work for just three hours. When it's a longer day, it will be worth it.

Carol said...

Thanks for the info about Sheen's ex. I didn't see that news. I just saw where she wanted to the cops to go in there but was turned down by one city cops. I didn't see where she had rescued her kids. And I do feel she needed to rescue her kids. I don't think he would purposely do something but we all know it could happen.

She must have had some serious problems herself for him to have gotten custody in the first place, with his history, or maybe it's just that money talks. We all know that happens also.

Carol said...

I haven't mentioned the SF situation because it has gotten worse and it's more stressful to even try to discuss it. I'll let you know when something positive happens so from now on, no news is not good news.

And Chloe I can't uncomplex my life right now. The only time it's that way is when I go to sleep and I have been trying to go to bed earlier but am waking up so darn early.

Carol said...

Ya know Charlie seems screaming Bipolar and often people use drugs and alcohol to self medicate Bipolar Disorder and other psychiatric disorders. It works for a little while then that get's out of control. When they go off those substances, the condition gets worse.

Many of my inmates with Bipolar Disorder are in for crimes related to violent activity.

If Charlie would get some help and the correct medications, he might be a very pleasant, normal guy. Unfortunately he doesn't seem open to any help, at least that is what I see from his interviews.

Carol said...

AI has some outstanding talent this season. Some are ready for primetime.

Carol said...

I'm usually not a big Idol fan but tonight I'm watching instead of watching my favorite comedies. Well, I'm recording them. I can't record Idol since Dish doesn't have Fox on their local options.

Carol said...

And I don't miss that mean Simon Cowe.

Carol said...

Last night I was listening to Pier Morgan, the second show, while trying to fall asleep. He had Bret Michaels on. He is known from the metal band Poison. Even though he looks familiar, I can't say that band rings a bell with me but then I wasn't a metal band fan.

That man went thru the ringer recently and came out smelling like a rose. He has been a type I diabetic since age 6, now on 4 insulin injections a day. Recently he had a ruptured apendex, while he was recovering, he had a subarachnoid hemorrhage in the brain. That's almost impossible to survive. Then while recovering from that he had a light stroke that resulted from a hole between his two atria in the heart.

Needless to say I couldn't fall asleep while listening to that guy. With all he had to endure, he sounded like he never had any problems. After listening to that guy, I felt like a real weannie with my whinning lately.

Chloe said...

Carol, I used to hear my daughter (a few years back) talk about that band. It rang a bell when I read your post, so I looked at wiki, and uh oh.... a connection: "Bret Michaels and actor friend Charlie Sheen co-founded a production company called Sheen Michaels Entertainment. In 1998, Michaels made his acting debut along side Charlie and Martin Sheen in the movie A Letter from Death Row, which was also written and directed by Michaels. Michaels also released his first solo album that year, which was the soundtrack to the movie."

Wiki also says he was that guy in the Pamela Anderson sex tape: "Bret Michaels was involved with Pamela Anderson. An abridged version of an explicit sex tape the couple made appeared on the Internet in 1998"

Chloe said...

Strange, but I could swear I ran across something in the news about him the other day, now that I think about it. It didn't enter my mind until right now, because I remember getting him confused with 'George Michaels' (who I think is an excellent singer) - and looking it up to make sure that wasn't who they were talking about.

Chloe said...

This article is a good read. It's title asks a pessimistic question, but not so much the writing -- it covers a lot of ground.

Are America's Best Days Behind Us?
".... For all the partisan polarization there, most Republicans know that we have to invest in some key areas, and most Democrats know that we have to cut entitlement spending. But we have a political system that has become allergic to compromise and practical solutions. This may be our greatest blind spot. At the very moment that our political system has broken down, one hears only encomiums to it, the Constitution and the perfect Republic that it created. Now, as an immigrant, I love the special and, yes, exceptional nature of American democracy. I believe that the Constitution was one of the wonders of the world — in the 18th century. But today we face the reality of a system that has become creaky. We have an Electoral College that no one understands and a Senate that doesn't work, with rules and traditions that allow a single Senator to obstruct democracy without even explaining why. We have a crazy-quilt patchwork of towns, municipalities and states with overlapping authority, bureaucracies and resulting waste. We have a political system geared toward ceaseless fundraising and pandering to the interests of the present with no ability to plan, invest or build for the future." http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2056610,00.html

Carol said...

"Are America's Best Days Behind Us?" I have recently pondered that question.

But....

Everyone has to eat

Carol said...

Ihope this Unity prayer has some real significance today:

Progress
Every moment of my life is of great value.
My life's journey takes me down many roads, and my progress can be measured by various mileposts or accomplishments. Yet my journey is more meaningful than any one outcome or destination. Every moment is special and of great value. Every realization is another step in my spiritual growth and unfoldment.

Along my path I become aware of my power and passion. My desires are gifts from God that drive me forward to learn more and become more of who I am meant to be.

Each day brings me closer to God. As I remain centered in God's presence, my journey is safe and sacred. God leads me to my highest good.

Put these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.--1 Timothy 4:15

Carol said...

I am very thankful that my sister and I are now pulling together instead of against one another. We can accomplish so much more when we pull together. Actually, it is the only way we can accomplish anything.

I think Chloe, and everyone else who drops in to our swamp, that may be the big lesson in these trying times. We must learn, that if we are to survive, we must all pull together, and in the same direction. Look around and ponder it.

United we stand and divided we fall!

Carol said...

And Chloe, I watched that "Grand Canyon" I got from Netflix last night. I'd never even heard of that movie. Thanks for the recommendation.

I was very distracted so it took a while for me to get thru it. It seemed to work into the theme in my life right now. Another incident of synchronicity.

Chloe said...

Carol, We haven't talked about synchronicity in a long time. I'm glad you brought it up. Also it's good to hear that you and Mary are pulling together and working things out. Two is always stronger than one.

Chloe said...

Jan, Where are you?
Hope everything is going OK? Miss you here.

Carol, Have you talked to Jan?

Chloe said...

"... my journey is more meaningful than any one outcome or destination."

The big picture. It keeps things in perspective.

The process is often more meaningful than the result.

Chloe said...

Jan, I just realized that I never went back and caught the end of the last thread. Sounds like you are doing great.

Regarding this (about 'The Kids') "hmmm, you two don't think there was anything healthy about the relationship but I obviously thought there was - to some extent. Maybe that says something about me. I must have a high tolerance for problems in a relationship."

It's not that I didn't see a healthy relationship between the couple, it's just that I felt we were brought into the scene when there were some past resentments that were playing out. One feeling that she had missed her calling, leaving her with not very much confidence.

Then I didn't find the turn of events very realistic (the heterosexual affair), and I was disappointed that they found it necessary to turn the father into the bad guy. Maybe that was just my take, because a lot of people loved the movie.

I think it had something important to say - it's just that I don't think they dealt with it in a meaningful way.

Carol said...

Chloe, you got mail!

Chloe said...

.. maybe, the problem is that I expected a comedy.

Chloe said...

Carol, I started a movie last night (never can watch the whole thing at once, like you) that is instant download, and surprisingly good - at least I like it. It's a little independent move called "Please Give".

It's different - but if you don't like it, at least it doesn't cost anything to give it a try. No real message in it, just peoples everyday lives.

Chloe said...

Thanks for letting me know that our Jan is doing fine - hopefully even having fun.

Chloe said...

.. and you may not like the movie - I like the quirky little movies. Always searching for something a little more real.

Carol said...

Chloe, you got mail, again.

Carol said...

People, the Eagle has taken flight! SF landed in the AL facility without too much todo. Whew! I was going full force from 4A, with my heavy praying this morning, until 6p. I went after work to try to put SF's room together.

When I got there after work, he was sitting in a room full of mostly women, eating cheese, crackers and drinking wine. Not too shabby. He was even smiling. I said hi to them all, introduced myself and told them he belonged to me.

I then left to go put his little efficiecy apartment together. He came back to his room a little later, crawled into bed and acted depressed. I'm nominating him for an Academy Award.

I should have been the one who was depressed. I had to go to three stores to get things he needed. I got a good start on it but will need to spend the rest of my long weekend working on it. No rest for the weary but at least this mission was successful. Thank you God!

Carol said...

Ya'll, I'll tell you what. I think that SF is a crafty little codger. I really think he's been playing me like a fiddle! I may be more dementia than he is.

And I think those who have been around him, and were very obstructive in getting this mission accomplished, needed him more than he needed them. Maybe, just maybe, SF needed me to rescue him from them.

Carol said...

that was suppose to read...more demented...

Carol said...

PS. My owls are back. I haven't seen them in the owl tree but I've been hearing their calls. I just saw one a couple of camps down, catching bugs. There's a bright light down there that attracts our big Louisiana bugs, some almost as big as the owl.

I stood outside and watched. He or she turned around and looked at me. I wonder if it recognizes me. Wouldn't it be cool if it was little Vertigo, all grown up? Remember little Vertigo?

Carol said...

I'm starting to like Rachel Maddow again. She really covers some important issues, at least ones I think are important, and does a lot of teaching. Only problem is that she sometimes teaches at a 6th grade level. I think that most of the people watching her show probably think at a little higher level. 6th grade level would be more appropriate for Fox News.

Carol said...

Rachel got me thinking about something tonight. I think I could really appreciate Conservatives if they were actually conservative.

Carol said...

And another highlight from the news today....Warlocks are pissed at Charlie Sheen for using the term warlock to describe himself. They don't like that he's making them look bad. LOL

Carol said...

I hate to confess this and as sad as it actually is, the new Charlie Sheen show is more interesting than Two and a Half Men and he's not getting 2 mil per episode.

Carol said...

But I don't think I could handle too much of it. Kinda feel like I need a tranquiller when I watch him.

Carol said...

Hollywood's Crush on Obama Cools

It's interesting that some are finally figuring out what many of us sensed and feared from the get go.

Carol said...

Yep, I'm still awake. I crashed and burned and woke up an hour later. It's hard to unwind from this last week. Fortunately because of Mardi Gras, I have a four day weekend. We, down here in La. take Mardi Gras seriously. I should be able to find the time for a quick nap or two.

Carol said...

And back to Charlie Sheen, there is debate as to whether his meltdown should be covered so much on TV. I am torn on the issue. While it seems cruel to exploit him, he is orchestrating most of it.

It is also very educational for the public to see just how devastating substance abuse and mental disorders can be. Even though he is ultra rich, there's nothing glamorous about his condition. Of course, education is not the motives for the media's exploitation of him.

Chloe said...

I scanned that article you linked Carol. This right here "Some political wonks have speculated that President Obama could raise $1 billion dollars for his 2012 campaign after raising $750 million for 2008." really turns me off. That's a vulgar amount of money for any politician to raise. He literally bought them the last election.

All the people suffering now, our deficit the highest it's ever been, and then talking about that kind of political money (not to mention his unbelievably expensive vacations) is disgusting to me.

That's the same money that's causing our political corruption.

Chloe said...

I remember little Vertigo Carol. Who's to say it's not Vertigo. Regardless, glad to hear your owls are back. There'll probably be more babies coming along this spring (not sure how long it takes for owls).

Also good to see you feeling better, having SF someplace tucked away someplace cozy and secure - having all his needs met. His stress level has probably been higher than it appears too.

Chloe said...

That must have been quite a site seeing SF with all those women having 'happy hour'. Maybe he came into the room while he knew you were still there, and went right to bed because he wants you to feel a little guilty, not seeing him have too much fun. Sounds like it's been a while since you have seen him smile(?). Also, he probably had a long, trying day too.

Doing the right thing is not necessarily the easiest thing to do. Congratulations to you, him, and everyone else involved for following thorughh.

Chloe said...

"... the new Charlie Sheen show is more interesting than Two and a Half Men and he's not getting 2 mil per episode. "

LOL. You're right. Hubby heard Howard Stearn yesterday say he'd never watched Two and a Half Men, but he said laughingly that now if it went back on, he'd probably tune in. He said maybe they ought to give him the extra money, knowing everyone would watch to see what he'd do next.

I've never like Sheen (after reading one of his interviews a lot of years ago). He's been a narcissist, ego maniac ever since I can remember, and had very little good to say about anyone except himself.

... well, there's that AND he's really not a good actor. All the stuff I don't like about him shines through.

Carol said...

Chloe, Charlie is probably so popular because he is so grandiose. Hey, if you believe your great, others will also. You CAN fool some of the people some of the time and that IS usually good enough.

But just heard one of Charlie's Godesses quit or was canned. Couldn't find anything when I googled it. I'm sure besides being grandiose, Charlie is probably suffering some paranoia. He may start imagining everyone is turning against him.

Chloe said...

Carol, apparently the threesome is back together.

Charlie Sheen reunited with 'goddess' that left him
"CHARLIE Sheen and one of his live-in girlfriends are back together after she apparently walked out on him following a Friday night fight.

In a cryptic explanation of the spat, Sheen told TMZ: "I chipped one of my warlock fangs on a great white shark I had to murder. Pissed me off and like an a** I took it out on her."

The tiger-blooded TV star advertised he had an opening for a new girlfriend Saturday in a Twitter posting that said: "Update: Sober Valley Lodge; Rachel has left the building..., We're sad.... Over it... Applications now being accepted!" http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/breaking-news/charlie-sheen-reunited-with-goddess-that-left-him/story-e6frg12u-1226016533871

jan said...

Hi ya'all - I am back. Sittin in the airport - where the internet is free. I could have hooked up to the net in the hotel but it was $15. a day and I was in the room such a short time each day. Our sessions started at 8 am but they had breakfast at 7 am. I love breakfeast so I got there at 7:15 or so. The conference was from 8 am to 5 pm and then John and I went out for long walks to explore everything. We would return about 9 pm or so and I was pooped so didn't see much need to use the net.

I am enjoying catching up and seeing what you all have written.

jan said...

Carol, I am so excited for you that SF is in the AL. Keep us informed as to his progress. I had to giggle a little at you going out to get stuff to fix up his room. Reminded me of when I took Bill (oldest son) to college the first time. Most moms fix up their kid's room. Not me. I left him everything and let him do it. At least I think I did. Bob may have fixed his room. Remember that back then, Bob was sort of the Mama figure in our family.

jan said...

I have also enjoyed reading your comments about Charlie Sheen. We like 2 1/2 men, but mainly because of the writing. The writers are good. Charlie is just one of several of the cast. Our favorites are probably Jake, Rose and Berta.

jan said...

I think Charlie Sheen is just typical for people who are so in denial about their alcoholism. I think the more money a person has, the more in denial they usually are and the more people they have to enable them to stay in denial.

jan said...

I enjoyed most of the conference. It was 3 1/2 days - so some of it got boring. The best part was the first day which was entirely about Autism. There were 2 speakers (not the first day) who talked about children learning to eat. It was excellent. Did you all know that "eating is a learned skill" Kids have to learn to eat. The first month of life, eating is instinctual (sucking), the 2nd- 6th months, eating is reflexive (one of the reflexes). After that a kid has to learn how to eat.

This was great info for me as so many of the parents want information on their kids eating.

Carol said...

Jaaan, Bob fix up his room??? I barely could get the sheets on his bed when he crawled in with his overalls and tennis shoes on!

The man barely wipes his own butt. When I was out there taking care of mom, in her last days, I tried to train him to serve his own plate. I had had more than enough of him by that time. I had to get his plate, fill it up, place it in front of him with his water and utensils. Well, one day I decided it was time for him to start doing a little for himself. I left all the food in pots on the stove. Told him to help himself. He just had to turn around and fill his plate. He wouldn't do it and drove a mile or so down the road to Burger King and got a hamburger. That's the kind of AH he can be.

Carol said...

Yes I do remember your Bob. And yes he was a great husband and wife. That's what I liked so much about him. I even liked his flaws and I realized he had some. But I know he couldn't have put up with me.

Carol said...

And also Jan, welcome home. Don't leave again without reminding us right before you sign off. I know you mentioned it but remember, there might be a little stress induced dementia going on here but not quite enough yet for me to forget to worry...even though sometimes I can't remember exactly what all is on my worry list.

Do you know how worried I was. You didn't comment here, didn't answer my email or your home phone and then didn't respond to my text message on the cell. I did wait until I had exhausted all before I started to panic. And I don't have any more room for more worry sister.

Yeah, yeah, I know I choose to worry but it's in my DNA and unless someone wants to hold the paddles to my head and send a surge of electricity across my brain, don't mention that.

Carol said...

I see our Scotty Man is back from his BD celebration. His BD must have been right before yours Chloe.

Carol said...

Well I had a very restless sleep, what little I got. I did get in a few naps yesterday. The wheels in my head were spinning at full force and I couldn't sleep. Don't you hate it when that happens? I tried both distraction with the TV and then better living thru chemistry and neither worked.

One of my problems is that I always think way ahead of today. Some may think that is a curse but how can you plan if you don't. Getting SF into the AL facility was just a minor step, a big one, but a minor one. Now it's time to pay for it and he is cash poor. He has personally borrowed from his little farm corporation to the max and has no personal income except a wee SS check. That corp has a limited number of assets.

I need to be a lawyer, accountant and a few other things to figure out what to do. I do have a wonderful bookkeeper who is mile ahead of just being a bookkeeper.

You saw what happened with the lawyer I hired. He got his retainer check and hit the road when I needed him. He was SF's lawyer and he did the POA so I figured he would be the best one to use.

SF has one man, who is illiterate, who has been with him for 40 years, who is dependent on him for his income and home. His wife does work. There is another guy who I'm not sure how dependent he is on him but who is very resistant to the idea of having to start liquidating anything. That made me realize that there was more of a dependence there than I realized. Even the sitter who is relatively new to the scene was fighting SF's leaving. She didn't want to give up that extra income even though she wasn't able to do what we needed her to do and I feel she was also padding her time sheet. No one was there to supervise.

I spent many hours on the phone, both at work and after work trying to coordinate this move last week. Everyone, out SF's way, was undermining me last week. His dependent partner even told SF that I planned to sell everything he has and that man's home also. Yes he did. I figured that would have sealed the deal for not getting SF into the AL facility but it didn't.

Carol said...

When I went to visit SF yesterday, he was sitting on his bed watching Nascar. Not something I thought he would be interested in. They have cable, which is new to SF. He was never a TV guy.

I don't think SF even looked at me the entire time I was there. His TV, that is an older one, was only picking up only 3 channels. I hooked it up myself the other day. I managed to figure out how to get the other 57 that the Basic Cable there offers.

I told SF to stay clear of Fox News. He's a big R even though that party has done nothing but screw him. Now if the next time I go to visit he has managed to find Fox News, I'll know he is much craftier than I think.

Carol said...

There are millions of people dealing with what I'm dealing with right now. I wonder if there are any resources, free ones, out there that can help or does everyone just have to torment this out for themselves? This needs to be a full time job and my plate is already overflowing with responsibilities.

jan said...

Carol, I did not realize you would worry about me. I was so busy getting everything ready to go that I did not think about letting you guys know before we left. I will be more thoughtful the next time. I should have paid $15. the first day and used my computer.

The 1st night in Vegas was pretty traumatic. I had to work before we left Alb. We traveled all afternoon and evening. I should have written you in the airport. It was free. We got to Vegas at 10 pm and were so tired we went right to bed. At about midnight, there was a lot of yelling going on in the next room - a man yelling F*** you over and over and then things or people started hitting the wall next to our bed. I was out of bed like a flash. I called and security came up and then a woman started sobbing next door. It was hard to get back to sleep. The conf started the next morning at 8 am. I was a basket case. We moved from that room the next afternoon.

jan said...

Carol, I wish I knew something to tell you that would help with SF. He is certainly a lot to handle.

Solar said...

I should have stopped here first.! Happy Birthday Chloe.!!!

I made several attempts to post here...but they all have been eaten up by something..or someone...or out there in outer space.....??

Carol said...

I have been fighting one of my, suppose to be, helpers this morning to keep her from wanting to take SF back to his home to visit. He shouldn't be taken anywhere until he has completely settled in. Oh, the AL facility told that to the bookkeeper but didn't mention that to this other, more important person, who thinks it would be nice to do that. Didn't actually even mention it to me even though I am smart enough to realize that.

I called big sis because I'm out of options. Her advice is to give this all up because it was going to kill me. She doesn't realize that I know that. I'm finding pieces of myself all over the house. Maggie's chewing on a few of them.

While on the phone with her, the AL facility called. SF had obsconded. He was walking down the road, headed for home. Fortunately they found him. I told them if they couldn't keep him in, my only option was to have him PECed again until his unless attorney gets home from his vacation and we find more appropriate placement.

The facility does want to be helpful and said they will monitor him much more carefully even though he is at the end of a very long hall, around the corner and right next to an exit!

Oh and when I went balistic, telling my suppose to be helper that she couldn't take him back to his house, and she wouldn't agree to that.... she told me that I was Bipolar. Yep, I see that and.... occasionally in life, Bipolar can serve a purpose, when it's all ya got left.

Oh, and the prison was beeping in my ear every minute I was on the phone with everyone else. Anyone have a Thorazine to spare? I don't think I have the time to PEC me!

Carol said...

And if you think that maybe I'm posting more here than I should, I have this response. I need a witness. I might get some advice I can use. Or, someone might learn something from the hell I'm going thru. And, if and when you guys recognize total off the wall psychosis setting in, send the guys with the nets.

Solar said...

Testing, testing...will this post make it? t he last three haven't...

Carol,

Just read some of the post, and think that you are doing the right thing when you sell your house....you arn't there any more any way, and selling it will take some of t he worry away from you.....about your SF....do the best you can, when you can, and if you can....

Solar said...

Ok,

It looks like I have to keep them short....but I have caught up on the posts, and now what you are all up t o now.....

Snowed a little last night here, but its all melting now.....only a cpl more wks to go and it will all be history....

I wrote a post over at tm....


Tony,

It is starting to look real good about me starting to build my Solarcrete homes....we have had several meetings with some Mayors of suburbs of Chicago.......small affordable 1,200 sq ft homes for first time home buyers...look like they are going to be done....we are at about 95% sure of it......

Going to give a full presentation tomorrow, and a final meeting with a Mayor, and his staff...in a few day's to pass on the resolution that the Mayor is pushing hard , he has given us a block of empty lots to build the first ones on (verbally), I have 10 of my own.... we have the banks in place, the buyers pre-approved, and ready to go....but still will not count on it, until I have the first check in my hands....ready to start excavating......

jan said...

NEW POST!

Carol, I wish I had some helpful suggestions or ways to help you. I just want you to know I care about you and hope you can get things settled so you can get some rest.

In the meantime, I have posted some pictures from our trip. I know you all have asked me to post some pics of our mountains. I just enjoy taking pics on trips.

jan said...

"I'm finding pieces of myself all over the house. Maggie's chewing on a few of them. "

Carol, I am worried about you now. Hope you can work this out so you don't have to worry so much.

jan said...

again - NEW POST

Carol said...

Congrats Solar! I knew you could do it and you will!

Carol said...

Jan, I had a similar situation happen years ago. Three of my friends and I were spending the night in a Houston hotel waiting to fly out the next morning. We were all asleep when we were awakened by this loud noise coming from the next room. It was the sound of someone slapping someone, yelling something and was accompained by the sound of porn on their TV.

We all just layed there for a few minutes before anyone said anything and then we started laughing. We finally had to call the hotel security. We heard security come up and knock on the door. It did quiet down. The next morning when one of my friends heard that door open, she looked out and saw this woman who looked like a hooker come stutting out of the door.