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Friday, April 29, 2011

Ok here

I want to say I'm ok.  The river is a few blocks from my house.  Even if it got flooded around here like it did a few years ago, my house is higher than the others on my block. 

I am the neighborhood nanny.  I have house keys and alarm codes.  I take in lost kids and feed stray animals when the need arises.  I look in on elderly and handicapped folks, even cook for them sometimes.  The last few days I've been dealing with one lady that has suddenly gotten really bad dimentia.  She's convinced that burglars are getting into her house during the night and she's very afraid all the time. 

I was prepared to write a good post but right now this lady is locked in her house and can't find her house keys.  I worry about her because she sometimes turns the gas stove off enough to make the flames go out but not completely off so there is sometimes gas leaking.  She changed the locks Wednesday while I was away and I don't have a copy anymore.  I have called a lock company to come open the doors for us.  I'll write a post either later today or tomorrow after I've helped her.  


Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

I'm so glad to hear the river isn't likely to reach your house. The devastation across the South is so sad.

My mom used to get frustrated sometimes with the key situation. She had a key to her cousin's house, who lived diagonally across the backyards from her. Poor Helen suffered from dementia too and sometimes would lock herself out 3-4 times a day and Mom would have to go over and let her in. Of course, that was still better than the next person who lived in that house who had a mentally handicapped adult son who would try to get into Mom's house. That really scared her.

Anita Estes said...

If only this lady would lock herself out instead of locking herself in, I would feel much better. I can take her to my house if locked out but when locked in (when I don't have a key) it's more dangerous.

lw said...

I am so glad to hear you're alright and giving the neighbors a hand. I was worried about you when I saw the news.

rnmom502 said...

Where is her family?