Tora Ziyal wrote:
^ That sounds like a really good program, Sector 7. However, from what I found online, it's specific to North Carolina.
Sounds like you've more than got your hands full. Prayers for you and for the bbs member you referred to.
I kind of giggled at your description of the decorating issues. That would be me. In fact, I would probably lose my mind if I had to combine households with someone at this point in my life.
Try these links for more information for your state. At least, it will give you a place to start:
My hands may be full, but I would not trade Mom for anything... warts and all, as they say.
As for the decorating... for years Mom would very vocally demand that nothing be touched. Her room looked almost like those hoarders on TV.
In January 2010, Mom had a stay in the hospital. My stepmom and I redid the entire room, top to bottom. It was cleaned out, her bric-a-brac furniture was replaced with the matching bedroom suite I had purchased for my niece when she lived at home.
We knew Mom would raise hell when she came home. I told stepmom to NOT come around for a few days, taking the heat myself. The first thing Mom said was, "I LOVE IT!" She left me speechless...
I lost my soulmate a few years ago. I don't think I could ever live with someone again either. We were not legally allowed to marry, but I consider myself a widower.