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A Sam's trip, and news from my sister

May 21st, 2018 at 06:17 am

Yesterday, after the gym, I went to Sam's and bought Kleenex and shampoo. The total was $24.

They were promoting their app by offering a free watermelon and a box of bakery cookies if you downloaded it. So of course I did! Actually, it's a pretty cool app -- you can scan your purchases as you put them in the cart and then bypass the checkout line -- just show the app to the associate at the door on the way out.

The watermelon was heavy, so it's still sitting in the car. It's cold out, so I'm sure no harm done. The cookies I divided up into three's and put in the freezer.

I woke up with a headache yesterday and it stayed with me all day. This morning I am finally free of it. I didn't accomplish much yesterday because the headache was bad enough to keep me down -- and Tylenol did not help.

I had a good talk with my sister yesterday. She has lived her life in financial turmoil, but it seems she is finally coming to terms with what she has to do. She is selling her house, her husband is moving into assisted living, and she is moving into subsidized housing. She has even worked out a budget! They are on waiting lists for the housing, so the move won't happen immediately. She is a hoarder and has a lot of junk to get rid of -- she also has to find homes for all but one of her dogs -- I am not sure how many dogs she has now, and I wouldn't even want to tell you if I did! She will have to put down some of the older ones who can't be re-homed. This is the bitter pill she has to swallow for some very irresponsible behavior in the past.

She and her husband are not divorcing, they are just going to live separately because he needs the care, and I think only he is eligible for it. They will still get together and see each other every day.

I am relieved, because I was imagining that they would eventually be evicted and put out on the street, or that someday I would hear that they were dead inside their house. I'm not kidding!

In case you are wondering, I have tried to help her all my life, but she has been impenetrable and has refused to change. I have finally learned to not to waste my breath. Now it sounds like she has finally reached a solution on her own. At least it sounds like something she can manage, and I will hope for the best.

5 Responses to “A Sam's trip, and news from my sister”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Funny how that is...we can't change people. They have to decide for themselves they want to change.

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Try to find homes for the dogs. I swear there are people looking for older dogs or who wouldn't normally be approved for dog adoption.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    She will certainly look for homes for the dogs. I think she is planning on posting pictures in stores, etc. The two that will probably be euthanized -- one is not only old, but sick, and it is time. The other has a history of biting people, and is quite antisocial. My sister is afraid that an adoption attempt would not be successful and would only lead to eventual euthanization after a bad experience.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Glad things look to be improving for your sister, but I understand when you say you tried to help and she didn't want to change.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad your sister is figuring things out.

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