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AtoZ/What Day is it Anyway? Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 – Mother



My day today so far–7:35pm: 

Again, not much going on except working on my manuscript. I’ll be happy to have my book finished so I have time to go out for long walks again.

However, I’m not going to manage much of anything like that tomorrow–neither editing nor walking–because I have to go clean out my mother’s room at the retirement home. I have until the end of the month. I received an email from the administrator, someone we’ve known for how long? Five, six years? To say any time you want to come by and get her stuff, you can come alone. We’ll have someone help you get the large items out. That was it. No, “We’ll miss your mom,” or “Thanks for all the memories.” No. Get your stuff. They’re reducing her rent by the cost of the extra services like dispensing her pills and doing her laundry, but we’re still paying for all the food she won’t eat for the entire month of April.

So yeah, I have that to do.

She has a placement in a nursing home, so she’ll be leaving the hospital on Friday morning. Which is good since they have Covid-19 patients just down the hall. I just hope they treat her well at this new place. I doubt she’ll be happy, however. She’ll have to be isolated for 14 days. And she won’t understand what’s going on.


There was no yesterday, but here’s a picture I took last October of the sun setting on over the lake.

Why I’m writing this post:

Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress and all over the Internet as well, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

I want everyone to know that you can start discussions with each other in the comments, and if you’d like to write your own “What Day is it Anyway?” post, you can link to this one. Hashtag #WDIIA.

Let’s keep in touch!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

15 thoughts on “AtoZ/What Day is it Anyway? Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 – Mother

  1. I hope your mom is ok, and well. I hope you are having a nice day today, I know this post is an old one! X


  2. People can be such Bu**heads, glad she has a place to go, so sorry that it’s necessary. Hang in there.


  3. Hard to get that indifferent message but it is good that your mother has another home to go to. I can imagine it is definitely upsetting and anxiety provoking. I have a family member who resides in a Nursing home as well for several years.


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  5. What a sad experience. 😦


  6. This is so sad that after all those years of taking your money all they can is ” come and get you mum’s stuff” I hope she will settle in quickly to the new place. I am surprised you are allowed in to the home over here no one is allowed to visit old people’s homes here.
    My mother in law is in hospital after a seizure, but we are not allowed to visit at all. …. That care please. 💜💜💜


  7. Sad to hear you’re dealing with age/ill/mom issues during this crisis, Linda G. There’s no reason for the curt tone you received, but from the news I’m reading, this emergency is hitting the senior centers particularly hard, and every day must be truly stressful for every worker there.

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  8. Praying for your mom’s adjustment to the new place; and for your strength of heart. Thank you for sharing with us.


  9. We just had a similiar experience last month. My dear aunt was told she could not come back to the nursing home she was in when she left the hospital. They told my cousin she needed more care than they could give her. The did not refund a dime. She was receiving multiple extras that were paid for already but not utilized. It was unfair. The good news is that the new place has more care, less money, and more caring staff members. After 5 years there should have been more compassion.


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  11. Weird people to be so curt and aloof. It’s a good thing you found a new place for your mom. Difficult time for everyone.

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  12. And by email. How impersonal. Very insensitive of that administrator. Downright unkind.


  13. As the saying goes ” getting old is not for sissy’s”. It;s just not fun having to deal with these kinds of situations. Good luck and hang in there!


  14. Wow, kind of insensitive for a place that is supposed to be caring.


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