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So here's the quandry..........

I lost my home through foreclosure (too involved to explain). I have to be out on the 9th. My 86 year old mom lives with me & I found her an apt. in a HUD Senior high rise, she absolutely loves it. She will probably be moved in this weekend.

I am not working and have no income. I have a friend who lives on the 8th floor of my current condo. We have known each other since 1980. She is single, gay and in a long distance relationship with a wonderful woman, I just wish one of them would retire and they could be together. My friend has offered me her second bedroom in exchange for helping her de-clutter. We talked about it last night. In order for me to have the 2nd bedroom, my friend has to move lots of boxes out of the bedroom in order for me to move in my bed. She also needs to clean out the first floor so that I can get the bed into the unit.

Her refrigerator is broken and I offered her mine (stainless steel, freezer on the bottom) and she said no, she'll just continue to use duct tape to keep the fridge door closed. So I won't be able to store my insulin & will have to leave it at mom's.

I know that my friend is a hoarder (just as her father was). This will be no easy job, as I talked to her about just taking one box, 1/2 hour a day and making three piles 1. Toss 2. Keep 3. Donate. She said she can't do that. Also the 2nd bathroom is not in working condition (our building has maintenance people) who can fix this & she won't call them.

I gave it a lot of thought today after coming home from the Podiatrist's http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018907137
I do not think this will be a healthy situation. I called a brother who at one time offered me his basement, it's basically his man cave. He says he has to talk to his wife again.

I can't live with my friend, and if my brother doesn't come through, what do I do?

Went to the Podiatrist today.......

I've been fighting an infected toes for over a week. Called his office last Wednesday & got a call in to my druggist for Keflex. Taking it 4 times a day & appt today.

First thing he says, "you need to be in the hospital" I told him I can't I need to be out of my condo by the 9th, and I'll do anything he says to do. No argument from him. He took x-rays, a culture, wrapped the toe & put me in a boot, and an appt. next Monday. If I have a fever or chills I am to go to the ER.

Until the culture comes back, his opinion is that it's cellulitis.

Guess that things haven't changed in the last week..........

Honest to God I hadn't even been on DU for 4 seconds when I was asked to be on a jury.

Skinner......did DU get hacked?......

3 times I tried to link to general discussion. What shows up is a rolling screen that reads:

We're going to make America Great again,

Then a photo of Trump in car pointing a gun & the statement "get in faggot"

My newspaper didn't endorse anyone.......

so I wrote a letter to the editor & it was published today. 97 comments, some assholes included their comments.

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2016/11/08/Post-Gazette-s-checklist-on-presidential-candidates-was-insane/stories/201611080110

I just realized 5 minutes ago..........

that my grandmother (my 86 year old mom's mom) was 25 years old before she could vote, she was born in 1895. I loved my grandma.

My late dad's mom was 27 before she could vote, she was born in 1893. I never met her.

In 3 generations we've gone from gaining the vote to being on the cusp of our first woman President.
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