I passed!

This morning Mark and I went over to Mom’s house.  She made lunch for us and started an unintentional fire, but Mark’s quick thinking saved the day.  After lunch, he stayed and fixed her garbage disposal which hasn’t worked in several years.  This afternoon, he was called to work. Continue reading

Some Mom time

I have some catching up to do.  I arrived in Portland on Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday morning, Mom and I were going to take her car to the garage to have some work done on it while she was gone.  I got into the car I store at her place so that I could follow her, but nothing happened when I turned the key.  We called AAA and the man started it and said it needed to run for an hour, so I followed her to her garage and then she did a couple of errands while I kept the car running.  We stopped at a store near her home and I turned the car off and on again, but it was dead.  We called AAA a second time, and this time the man sold us a new battery and installed it.  Then the car ran reliably. Continue reading

Kind of a shock to the system

Everything has been up in the air for us regarding our trip to Oregon for the next couple of months.  My brother-in-law has been living in adult foster care most of this year, so we’re not sure where we will be living.  But today, we got more unsettling news… Continue reading