i say partial, cuz i cannot give a full update. there are a few things in the works yet and i want to wait til i have definitive answers before i give details. also, there's just so much stuff going on that i don't think i can purge in one post!
my guy has one week left of class and then finals. yea!
this is the first weekend we've spent together that he didn't have a
ton of stuff to do for school &/or work for months.
his vehicle is on its last legs and there may be a newer vehicle in his
future. my vehicle has problems with either the power steering or
a tie-rod end. either of which can cause the steering to become
harder and jerkier when making turns at more than 75 degrees. my
guy was/is thinking of taking my car with him on monday, but i'm not
sure if he will, cuz the steering is so difficult.
my friend whose father died earlier this year is experiencing a new
batch of problems. her father's pension is too much income for
her mother to continue being covered by medicaid but not enough to
cover her nursing home stay, where she's been since 99. there are
several possible solutions to check into, but the timing is very
odd. the nursing home wants my friend to set up a trust fund
which would give the nursing home access to the funds, and allow her
mother to be eligible for medicaid once again. otherwise they
release her TOMORROW. no pressure, huh? her mother is
bed-ridden, non-communicative, with advanced stages of dementia and
severe schizophrenia, with a feeding tube, and in need of 24 hr
supervision. home care is not a realistic option. so, we'll
see what happens. i think at this point, she is likely to set up
the trust fund, but i am not so sure that signing it over to the
nursing home is the best idea. neither of us know much about
trust funds, and aren't too sure who to turn to for advice. i
would think a lawyer or bank official, but given the time frame for the
whole mess, that might not be an option.
also, this same friend will have a check-up and her brain scanned
again, to be sure that the brain tumor has not grown and her cancer has
not come out of remission. that is among the last things she
would need to deal with at a time like this. she just needs to
catch a break somewhere along the way!!
i'm in the process of pleading forgiveness for my student loans.
it may occur. but i'll feel tons better if i were to have the
final document in my grubby lil hands. i think it may involve my
first-born (thus far, non-existant) child...