WOW my brain is fried!! So much to do in so little time and details and tasks and time!! So today Lynn and Morgan came over and Momma sat - we went to DMV and got my driving record. Over to the driving school/job recruiter and talked to her. Then the most stressful part of the day - to a 'Skilled' facility to look at it for a possible place for Momma. AH NO - can I just say at this point HELL NO. I'm sure for the folk that need the place - its the perfect place for them, and it was clean, and the folks nice, but NO... she is not THAT bad yet. So with Lynn helping me research/screen some numbers I finally talked to someone that didn't just refer me off to another number. It appears to be an actual agency that helps folks in our possition find places for folks in Momma's possition... and they cover/deal with 4 different counties! I told her we weren't choosy on the county - because we would not be available to visit that frequently anyway. Since at this time I was TOTALLY stressed and was nearing my last straw (and near to tears) I think she could hear that in my voice... a lady will be coming out tomorrow to 'assess' Momma and we will go from there.
Business wise - this is what the plan is right now - the company PJ's is staying in business!! We will stay 'on-line' and we will still have free local delivery (as well as shipping - LOL). It just won't be me making the delivery personally. This business owner will be a Bariatric Trucker - LOL!
That seems to be the direction life is taking Gary and I right now. This is 1) a dream we have had; that when we 'retire' in that mythical 'some day land'. We would be truck drivers and see the US of A... well it seems like SOME DAY is coming to pass. 2) a way to save the house/property. We weren't able to do it with Momma's income and my income alone and the job possibilites were not there in Sacramento for Gary. Also with caring for Momma it seriously restricted what jobs and when Gary could even consider. (I thank God that he placed me with whom I work right now... and that was 12+ years ago! She/and the family have been wonderful and they are one of the things I will truly miss. I will visit though and there is always FaceBook - LOL) 3) Lynn and Morgan's lease on their apt is up really soon - they were trying to figure out which way to go next because their apt complex is - lets just say, not the best and leave it at that... plus with 2 dogs, places are hard to find. I really think that this will work out all the way around. It might have a rocky start - where we figure out where/what/when/who and stuff - but I think it will work... So the eventual plan (and with that word God starts laughing) is... Gary and I will be OTR (over the road) long haul team drivers - Momma will be cared for in a facility that will offer her socialization that we could not do and 24/7 care - Lynn and Morgan will have a house (with a room set aside for Gary and I when we are in town) to live in and our home will be cared for and will remain within the Johnson family!! Win/Win/Win...
Boy when they said WLS was a journey - this is one road I didn't expect to go down!! Speaking of down, I broke the 160# mark (159.6)... not intentionally though. What with the stress, fever (which is getting better) and such - just haven't been 'hungry' - even at work which is really weird. I usually tried to shove food in my face even when I'm not hungry and I'm not... <start Twilight Zone music here>
So now you are all caught up in what has been spinning my mind - and it has helped just putting in type... so I'll type more later :)