Windyridge Posted January 3, 2018

The hits just keep coming......

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Mom and Dad's assisted living flooded last night after a sprinkler line froze and burst in the ceiling out in the hallway. Thirty rooms with 2 inches of water in the floor. Two below zero last night in WV!


Luckily my BIL and nephew had just walked in the door. They got folks to the lobby, found dry socks and stayed with them for about 4 hours as the flood fighter crews cleaned up the mess. Mom seemed to take it all in stride but Dad was a mess, continually going out to get his car. My 16 year old nephew has become the "Grandpa Whisperer”. He was great with Dad all night wrangling and diverting him.


AND THEN........


About 1am the night nurse noticed that mom was turned around in her bed, head at the foot of the bed, and Dad was sitting on the bed with her. Mom had a bad cut above her eye. Both were confused about what happened. She thought at first Dad might have hit mom but looking at the cut it appeared she had fallen and hit the metal bed frame or something very solid. We’ll probably never know.


So off to local er, they found that she had a fracture around her eye so now off to big city hospital for full exam. RE told me she was comfortable, in no pain and resting.


Dad will be a mess but AL staff doesn’t seem worried. Nurse said if he gets really bad they could put him in memory care unit temporarily.


Have know idea where this is all heading but I could be heading south soon.

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meallen Jan 15, 2018
Sounds as if things are a bit better, right now.
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BarbBrooklyn Jan 15, 2018
Oh Windy, we all feel for you. You are the BEST son!!!!!!
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Windyridge Jan 15, 2018
Haven’t talked to the sommelier yet but just had a nice chat with the young woman who runs the reception desk in the front lobby.

Dad was visiting with her as we were speaking, enjoying some hot chocolate (This is new thing for Dad. My guess is staff have discovered sugary way for Dad diversion) and telling her hunting/fishing stories. Dad has no problem flirting with the ladies. She told me they were trying to get him out of the room more, keep him busy and give mom some quiet time. I LOVE THESE GUYS!

Mom was napping and all was well at the moment. I was going to try and talk to them as it’s been 2 weeks but decided not to stir up calm waters. Just let Dad flirt, mom nap, not be confronted by evil son who put them in prison.
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BootShopGirl Jan 14, 2018
Rainmom is right. Quick pass on the end of suh-mel- yay
Rhymes with everyday.
Barb....your playin' my hubby's song! I just sang all your words.  
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pamzimmrrt Jan 14, 2018
And mom is home and having her Port wine on ice!!
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BarbBrooklyn Jan 13, 2018
Well, I was raised in a sophisticated kind of style
Yeah, my taste in music and women drove my folks half wild
Mom and dad had a plan for me, it was debutantes and, ah, symphonies
But I like my music, how I like my women wild.

Yeah, and I like my women just a little on the trashy side.
When they wear their clothes too tight and their hair is dyed.
Too much lipstick and, ah, too much rouge
Gets me excited, leaves me feeling confused
And I like my women just a little on the trashy side.

You should have seen the looks on the faces of my dad and mom
When I showed up at the door with my date for the senior prom
They said, "Well, pardon us, son, she ain't no kid!
That's a cocktail waitress in a Dolly Pardon wig!"
I said, "I know it, Dad. Ain't she cool! That's the kind I dig!"

Yeah, and I like my women just a little on the trashy side.
When they wear their clothes too tight and their hair is dyed.
Too much lipstick and, ah, too much rouge
Gets me excited, leaves me feeling confused
And I like my women just a little on the trashy side.

I like 'em sweet, I like 'em with a heart of gold
Yeah, and I like 'em brassy, I like 'em brazen and bold
Well, they say that opposites attract, well I don't agree
I want a woman just as tacky as me
Yeah, I like my women just a little on the trashy side.

Yeah, and I like my women just a little on the trashy side.
When they wear their clothes too tight and their hair is dyed.
Too much lipstick and, ah, too much rouge
Gets me excited, leaves me feeling confused
And I like my women just a little on the trashy side.

Yeah, I like my women and I like 'em on the trashy side!

Songwriters: Chris Wall / Jerry Jeff Walker

Trashy Women lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
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pamzimmrrt Jan 13, 2018
I remember that song... but I don't have big teased hair.. yet!
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Windyridge Jan 13, 2018
I’m too lazy, but someone should google the lyrics and post here. Its great stuff!
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Windyridge Jan 13, 2018
Best ever country music title:

I LIKE MY WOMEN A LITTLE ON THE TRASHY SIDE....
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pamzimmrrt Jan 13, 2018
OMG I remember Boones farm! The wasted days of youth! I still like sweet wine best! And yep,, I am overeducated sort of white/red trash!...LOL,,  But really more a Coors light gal!
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