2013 Finalists for Goldie Awards

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Re: 2013 Finalists for Goldie Awards

Postby Proofrdr » 17 Jul 2014, 11:46

Great way to publicize what is touted as their major event.
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Re: 2013 Finalists for Goldie Awards

Postby Sacchi » 17 Jul 2014, 13:48

Thanks! The best place I know of to see the whole list is on Women and Words. (I'm on scant wifi in the parking lot of the library in my old hometown. Taking care of my elderly father who just got out of the hospital for the third time in two months. Well fourth. On one of those days I had to take him back three hours later with a kidney infection--the previous night's nurse had suspected it and sent in a urine sample to the lab, but the morning staff didn't appear to know about it.)
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Re: 2013 Finalists for Goldie Awards

Postby Proofrdr » 17 Jul 2014, 23:31

We get so fragile when we're old. I hope your dad recuperates quickly, Sacchi.
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Re: 2013 Finalists for Goldie Awards

Postby Sacchi » 18 Jul 2014, 13:52

Thanks, Proof. He has ups and downs, and in general there's a decline. For 94, he's doing well, but less well lately. My brothers help some, but he relies most on me, and probably can't be living on his own any longer. He worked so hard to keep my mother at home until she really needed full time nursing care that I'd do whatever i could for him even if I didn't owe him on my own account. An assisted living place might work (he's on a waiting list) but I'm afraid he may be slightly past that now. And he hates to leave his familiar surroundings and the bi-weekly bridge games at his Senior Center (with three female partners who are seniors, sure, but still much younger than he is.)

Well, we do what we do.
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Re: 2013 Finalists for Goldie Awards

Postby Proofrdr » 18 Jul 2014, 22:13

Sacchi wrote:Well, we do what we do.


So true, Sacchi. My philosophy was to just hang on and hope the landing was soft for them . . . and me.
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Re: 2013 Finalists for Goldie Awards

Postby Baker » 19 Jul 2014, 08:41

Good on you, Sacch. What Proof said.
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Re: 2013 Finalists for Goldie Awards

Postby ElaineB » 21 Jul 2014, 06:41

Congrats Proof and Sacchi. And Sacchi, I hope for the best possible outcome with your dad.
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Re: 2013 Finalists for Goldie Awards

Postby wildlx » 22 Jul 2014, 07:38

Sacchi, I hope your dad gets better.
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Re: 2013 Finalists for Goldie Awards

Postby Sacchi » 24 Jul 2014, 07:49

Thanks for the encouragement and kind thoughts, folks. My dad's back has recovered a good deal from the compression fracture of his fall-before-last, and he's walking better, but arthritis in his hands is getting so painful it's debilitating. We see his doctor tomorrow, and Dad says that if the doctor can't do anything more for his hands, he doesn't think he can live at home any more. I have additional reasons for thinking he shouldn't live there alone any more, but I think a specialist and physical therapist could help his hands a bit, and we'll probably get set up for those. We can get home help for him, but not full time for very long. I think one thing on his mind is the fact that serious painkillers make him unsteady and slightly loopy, so if he has to take them for the pain he won't be safe alone. He's on a waiting list for an assisted living place near me, and could live with me until a space was available, or indefinitely for that matter, but he seems to prefer being in a place with his peers (not that many of the folks there are likely to be as old as his 94 years.) There are sure to be plenty of chances to play bridge or even poker, though, which is important to him. He does crossword puzzles all the time, too, but cards are his true love.
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