Dementia's a witch.
Ugh. Every few weeks she goes into the spare bedroom and notices things her daughter moved just before I moved in, as well as an item she told me I could keep in there (spare folded dog crate) and every few weeks I remind her that her daughter moved those things while she was in the hospital and she had told me to put the crate there.
And then it's fine for a few weeks... 'till she forgets and finds it all again.
This morning she got me up at 4:50 because of the things that were there, then proceeded to call daughter eight times about it, and about how I'm lying to her, etc. She started a new med last week and it has made her very very mean, so that didn't really help my case.
She fired me. The daughter doesn't support this decision, but doesn't have much of a say.
I worry about the woman I was caring for.
We agreed at the outset that if either of us wanted to terminate the agreement, the other would have 30 days' notice. I think I've negotiated a little more time for myself to move on, but am still stressed out.
- I have two 55-lb dogs and need to find somewhere that will take them.
- I have no car and won't have a license for at least a few more weeks. Gotta learn to parallel park...
- I haven't a lot of money.
- I really want to stay near my church.
- I am a super graphic designer and illustrator. I can probably set myself up making a living wage within a few months, as long as I find a place to live with good internet and electricity.
- I have a B.A. and some graduate schooling. (This might be better filed under "challenges" as it's a pre-Ministry program, the grad schooling is some seminary, and I owe a hefty amount on this schooling!)
- I have never lived, as a child or adult, without some level of abuse and hope and pray this is my opportunity to change that.
- This living arrangement was toxic for me. I was off 1.5 days a week (not adjacent) got very little sleep, got yelled a lot, and struggled with some pretty serious depression through bits of it.
I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking for in posting this. Things I haven't thought of? Things to consider?
I will have worked for her for 21-22 weeks when our arrangement terminates. I don't know a lot about unemployment benefits. Might that be an option for me to help me get/stay on my feet?
Also was really not sure what sub-forum to place this in. Apologies.