she really flipped after their father passed Oct 2011. Lets start with she lives on the west coast/we live smack dab in the middle of the US! Last spring she came home and gave one of the parents cars to a brother. (there were 7 sibling, one has since passed) she didn't discuss it with my husband, ask which car would he suggest? Nothing he came home from work that day and she had given away the big car, the one I would drive them out of town to the Doctors in. He was mad but didn't want to fight so he let it go. He knew she was bossy and pushy and let it go.
Well after there fathers funeral I noticed their mother was doing some of the contacts for VA and other arrangements. So I asked my husband if he wanted me to call the VA guy and see what was up. MY Mother in law has alzheimer's and that is why my husband is her POA. This upset my sister in law, she thought she was suppose to take care of all this stuff, so I gave her my notes and backed off. The she insulted me and my husband over repairs to a small rental house next door to their parents. He did not have her permission to spend any money on it. They didn't vote on it as sibiling? She said some hurtful things to me, like "I want the check book to see were your spending Moms money?" or "why did you buy that tile ..I don't like it, and the sink is ugly why is it a brown cabinet I wouldn't have bought that." and at least a dozen time behind our backs to the hired plumber Are they doing a good job, does he (my son)even know what he's doing? So finally my husband told her she need to back off she was stepping on toes, this lead to a loud confrontation, my husband took the POA papers to show her she didn't have ANY say so AND he didn't have to ask ANYBOBY's permission to do anything for his Mom.;.She read it but disagreed with the papers, her husband read it and told her she wasn't POA, he decided to leave the room after the dirty look she gave him. The papers state she is the alternate if my husband is unable to act! She is really trying to stretch that part. This confrontation was the first time herand her husband getting a lawyer and going to court was mentioned. i really didn't know what she was referring too, and thought things weren't that bad. and didn't think about it again.
Welll against my wishes and partially my husbands, his Mom went off to the West coast for 6 weeks. Remember she has alzheimers and her husband just died. While she was gone we didn't speak to her often, it was like having a kid at camp that always told you when you talked "I wanna come home' this was coming from an 80 yr old woman!!
okay, it's been 6 weeks and they are back!! i get a call are you coming over, then I get ordered and insulted again like i am 15 years old again and she need to check my work. My husbands too. She wants the check book again, to see where we are spending her moms money, a key to the little house how come ......., this and that. The straw that broke the camels back was when I told her we had an interview with a woman to help take care of her mom,,she snapped back.....we don't need her, call her back and tell her we won't need her little brother got layed off and he can watch her !!!!! Does anyone know Bhow hard it is to find a GREAT helper out there? Now she wants me to just dump her!!!!!!!! BS!!!!! i will not!!!!!!Who is she to decide brother will stay home and take care of mother!!!!!
So....I boycotted my mother in laws til my sister in law left. The next day my other sis in law call, blood is thicker that water, and gave lame reasons why she was acting like that. But once again, it was brought up about the POA. Now I am hearing that mother in law had no idea that the POA wasn't shared between the two. This was "jacked up" and it would be ashame if it had to go to court. So twice now court has been mentioned and it's time to call our lawyer.; She said she talked to LISA and explained it, hopefully more clearly. And we had nothing to worry about.
So.....still don't know if court is in our future but mother in law is glad to be home.; and my husband and I and brother in law will be figuring out what she needs to help her and make her life what she wants it to be not what her daughter wants it to be. (with in reason with her disease though) NO DRIVING
Any helpful hints or stories would be greatly appreciated!!!! Thanks