My husband (who is now retired) has multiple talents. One of them is working on computers, another is sound systems. There is a lady we've known a very long time that runs a karaoke business that he helps out from time to time when she needs to upgrade her system. She came over today and she and my husband went in the workshop for several hours to put things together and work on the system. After she left, my mother, in a belligerant tone, said "I don't know what you're doing in there, if you're doing illegal things in my house, or what" WHAT????????? Where the heck did that come from???? We've always been the most honest people in the world???? That one hurt. Really hurt. And calling it her house hurt, too.
Basically, I think our trying to be considerate and set up out in the work area so Mom wouldn't be disturbed made her think that something illegal or wrong was going on. Once we explained to her that we did it for her benefit, and gave her some of our friends backstory (she's a VERY good person with a tragic history) , she was fine.
Sometimes we tell Mom things, and we think she's heard us, because she responds in some way, but she hasn't heard us correctly or really, at all. She just knows we were talking. I think that could be part of what was going on also. Mom does have hearing aids, but takes them off when she's watching tv to put on the TV ears. Then she'll ask a question and be unable to hear the answer unless you yell, then get mad that you're yelling at her lol. Love her death, but some days.....
Thanks everyone. This one threw me for a loop.