It was a peaceful day here in my little corner of the world. There was laundry to do and dishes to be washed. Dust bunnies vanished from a few surfaces.
Yesterday Duane brought me a big bowl of venison chili for supper and I finished it off for lunch. It was really good. I am still amazed at what a good cook he turned out to be. I still remember that his specialty as a child was peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches!
I have been watching Hurricane Irma's advance toward Florida. That is not going to be pretty. My heart goes out to those in the path of that storm. I found out that a cousin in Texas lost her home to the storm that went through there. Everything was ruined by the flood waters as were the stables for her horses. She and her husband managed to get their motor home to high ground and they were able to move the horses. But everything else is either covered in muck or under water. I feel so bad for them.
In between household chores, I have been entering information into my genealogy program. I am amazed at the amount of data I have accumulated over the years. I have been fortunate enough to acquire pictures from other relatives to add to the information. It is nice to see what those ancestors looked like and many times I can see a family resemblance.
The moving project seems to have come up against several brick walls. One wall is the price of rent compared to what I pay now. After I pay my rent which includes all utilities except phone and Internet and after I buy my groceries each month, I still have enough leftover to be able to enjoy life a little bit. It might be a bit selfish, but I don't want to give that up. I want to be able to do some of the things that make me happy without having to decide if I want to pay rent or buy groceries. There was a time in another life where I was hungry. I won't go back there.
And then there is the problem of home health care. Medicare will only cover that after a hospitalization. And there are no home health services that are at all affordable. My daughter is coming over tomorrow with some paperwork to fill out for County services. I am not overjoyed about getting involved with any government programs, but I will take a look to see just what is involved. If they have too many rules and regulations or if they want my soul in payment, it won't happen.
I mention the above just for anyone in my situation to know what we have found here. It looks like I might just stay put and hire someone to do basic cleaning once a week. I would rather deal with the stairs than become so poor I look longingly at a can of dog food. :)
Otherwise, all is well. It has been cool for this time of year. I turned the heat on a couple of nights ago when I saw it was 51 degrees outside and 62 degrees inside. I like cool weather, but that was a bit much for this granny. I am not ready to dig out the long johns just yet!!
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