Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Will it ever be spring?

It seems that there is no end in sight for this endless snow piling up around the house. If it isn't snowing, its blowing, or just down right cold. Winter has never been my favorite for I am afraid I am a big wimp and hate to be cold. That and our power bill more than doubled in the last month which did not make me a happy girl either.
Good news is, Prince Charming's mom doesn't need hip surgery since it was her back like I had told everyone months ago. They were able to do an epidural injection that has helped dramatically and she hasn't even needed a pain pill since Friday night. Such a blessing as they really do a number on her declining mental health.
Bad news, she finally let him review her bill status that we have been battling with her about for a year now. It is even worse than we feared, into the thousands now on credit cards, late fees, and general charges for things the woman doesn't need. She has terrible hearing and will agree to anything the pushy salesman or bill collectors tell her on the phone. This is the third time we have had to "fix" the mess. She did finally agree to sign a power of attorney for Prince Charming to be able to help deal with the bills, banks, etc. which is a good start. It is so difficult to have to step up and become the adult in the parent/child relationship and he is taking it very hard indeed. She is such a sweet, loving woman who has been completely independant her entire life and is just not ready to turn over her problems to her child.
Anyway, it's just a start on what I am sure will be a long, painful process that will not be easy for any of us. Lucky for me, she knows I'm just a pushy ol' bitch that won't take no for an answer and I can usually get her to swing to our side.
So, better get back to work and make some money to support this mess. Hope everyone has a good week.

3 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

We have gone through the same thing with my father-in-law. It has been so hard for my husband to have to "parent" his dad. Good luck.

Classic Charm said...

oooo I'm sure missing spring right about now. Please hurry spring...we all miss you dearly.
Rose

Life As I Know It said...

This is a tough time of year. Spring seems so so far off right now. I don't even want to go outside this week.

Hang in there with the family stuff...