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#85734 of 95957 Re: LIKE WE WERE SAYING ABOUT OLDER DRIVERS... [roadburner]
Nov 19, 2012 (4:57 pm)
"...I filed a criminal complaint against him for no insurance."
Thanks for that advice. I never thought about being able to do that. Small Claims Court is also a good idea.
#85735 of 95957 Re: 2006 Grand Marquis 4600 miles [driver100]
Nov 19, 2012 (5:00 pm)
That's a really nice GM, a little high in price but still a nice car. I still love those cars.
#85736 of 95957 Re: Mike [oldfarmer50]
Nov 19, 2012 (5:05 pm)
"I had a dream last night that I was in a big fancy house with a dozen bathrooms but no toilets. Guess what I had to do when I woke up?"
That one is easy. You didn't have to go to the bathroom. It simply means that you are too cheap to buy a new car.
Nov 19, 2012 (5:32 pm)
Mike, my heart does go out to you. My father became a vegetable after brain surgery. For two years I watched him lay in a nursing facility. It broke my heart every day that I went to see him. My mother sat by his bedside every day until I worried that she would deteriorate herself. Later, Mom suffered dementia and my wife took a leave of absence for a year to care for her at home. The strain on my wife was awful. We finally put her in a home. We went over every day before work and every day after work. We brought her to our house each weekend. This lasted another year until she passed away. What a way to end life. When I hear of elderly people who commit suicide, I have a full and complete understanding of why they do it.
Can your brother keep your father for a couple of days each month? Probably not practical. You need some "Mike time". Try to be good to yourself. I'm praying for you.
#85738 of 95957 Re: 2006 Grand Marquis 4600 miles [tjc78]
Nov 19, 2012 (5:37 pm)
"I bet I'll be banned from Edmunds!!"
No, they need your dues money too badly in these hard times. I would love to see a picture of it myself.
#85739 of 95957 Re: Another Car Dream [abacomike]
Nov 19, 2012 (5:41 pm)
Mike, I do love that interpretation of his dream!! Believe me. Bwia doesn't want me to analyze that particular dream. I would be ousted from Edmunds forever!
#85740 of 95957 Re: Another Car Dream [richard64]
Nov 19, 2012 (5:57 pm)
Oh, you certainly would!
Oddly while you were dreaming of Obama and such I was having a nice, friendly conversation with Chris Christie which is not something I would likely do awake.
I have t go up to Sloan for tests and appointments both Monday and Tuesday of next week. Unfortunately Hope Lodge won't do just an overnight. I may have to spring for a night in a hotel. Not a desirable thing in NYC - unless you like $400 a night. If I spent that much on a hotel for the night I couldn't sleep!
In better news, my alma mater, Rutgers, is joining the Big Ten! Great news. Won't start until 2014.
#85741 of 95957 Re: Mike [richard64]
Nov 19, 2012 (6:34 pm)
Can your brother keep your father for a couple of days each month? Probably not practical. You need some "Mike time". Try to be good to yourself.
Unfortunately, my brother wants no part of that - taking care of his Dad. He calls my Dad 2 or 3 times a week and that's it. He also lives 310 miles away, so that won't work either.
My brother is just too caught up in his own life - cruises, trips to Europe, to California, to Hawaii, etc. He is extremely wealthy, but never offers to come down here for a week or so in order for me to go to California to see my kids and grandsons. He tells me to hire someone to come in and take care of him but my Dad won't have anyone else in the house. When I said we could split the cost of a caretaker, he said to just put him in a home or care facility. He won't send me a nickel! That's been his take on things. When my mom was sick and dying, he never once came down here to see her or help my Dad. I flew in from California 8 times in 4 months to help out, but not him - and he was only a 1 hour flight from here. He is very into himself, but not anyone else. 3 wives - that tells you something!
#85742 of 95957 Re: Mike [abacomike]
Nov 19, 2012 (8:27 pm)
It is unfortunate that your brother doesn't do more to help care for your Dad, but at least he DOES call 2 - 3 times per week. On the flip side of the coin, YOU do NEED to spend time with your children and grandsons.
Like I said yesterday, YOU are doing the right thing by your Dad. Keep up the fantastic work.
We're very lucky. My Grandma is 95 and still lives alone in her house. I think my parents just convinced her about 6 months to a year ago to have someone come to the house at night to cook dinner and clean up for her. My Dad took the car away about 3 years ago. He should have done it when she was 90. She fell backwards and broke her hip while trying to pull the garbage can up over the curb. The doctor was amazed at how her body healed and she DID NOT require surgery. While she was in the rehab facility, my Dad literally took the car away. She asked about it when she got home & he told her NO MORE DRIVING. She still hasn't forgiven him for that.
3 wives huh? Assuming you met them all, did they resemble each other? I had a customer who was married 5 times. All of his wives were Dominican, all born in December. He said if you lined all 5 of them up next to each other, they could pass for sisters.
Nov 20, 2012 (2:28 am)
"...the importance of dream interpretation..."
Sorry for being my normal contrarian self but as a former mental health professional (with fancy letters after my name) I have to disagree a bit. While a RECURRENT dream can give clues to an underlying issues you really can't interpret much from a single dream.
I've personally seen phony therapists do a lot of damage drawing conclusions from dreams. That includes some "recovered memories" of childhood abuse that never happened.
Dream interpretation can be PART of an effective therapy but alone isn't much better than a horoscope.
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."