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How to find in-home help for dad?

Heís still doing what he wants at nearly 90. Mowing, cleaning, cooking... heís a fantastic driver and until my mom died last year, was mentally at about 95%, just forgot a few things occasionally. In the last year, heís started forgetting things, losing words and names, the normal senior stuff. He recognizes it and has me go over important papers and bills.

He was on the roof last week cleaning gutters and sealing his screened in porch roof. 🙄 Told me later that night. But Iíve decided that if he keels over mowing his lawn, painting his cabin or falls off a roof then heís gone on his own terms doing what makes him happy.

We arenít to the point of needing help yet, but I am researching and unless he has a catastrophic fall, I plan to keep him in his home as long as I can. We may move in, if needed. Itís the least I can do for the grumpy old bastard.

So, who has used the big national in-home companies? Any recommendations or places to steer away from? My aunt was in a Catholic facility (and it didnít burn down with the Baptist moving in) and I want him to be there if worst comes to worst. (At nearly 90, I see being in a home worse than death and he does, too.)

Thank you!
Posted by Blue_playwright | Tue May 21, 2019, 09:11 AM (5 replies)

Tuna Steaks

At the risk of, as in other forums when I ask for a recommendation and get sarcastically told how ďthe googleĒ works... lol ... I wanted to ask if anyone has a recipe rec for Tuna Steaks.

- we eat too much beef (Kansas loves cow), and Iím just learning how to fix non-shellfish seafood.

- Iíve literally never had tuna that didnít come in a can. And I hate the stuff in the can.

So, any good place to start? We have a rice pilaf with garlic and spinach, a salad with homemade honey mustard dressing and steamed asparagus with Parmesan on the menu plan for tonight with it, if that helps.

Thanks in advance. Iím looking at these things in my fridge and some recipes on Pinterest and Iím at a loss.
Posted by Blue_playwright | Wed Mar 20, 2019, 08:19 AM (11 replies)

Has anyone used BLURB to self publish?

I run a small theatre that is dedicated to helping fellow Kansas playwrights and I thought I'd copy a killer theatre in London (Finborough) who publishes the new work that they are producing with the first few pages serving as the program for that particular run of the show. The cost of the published play is a part of the ticket price. I liked that idea and liked the idea of getting the new work that I and other writers "published" under our theatre's banner, even though it isn't Dramatists or a big publisher.

I'm liking Blurb so far. Any thoughts?

Posted by Blue_playwright | Thu Feb 21, 2019, 05:05 PM (3 replies)

Anyone else stuck using a CPAP/BIPAP?

I hate it. But I wonít die from my severe apnea. So I use the horrific thing routinely. Iím at level 27 so itís like sleeping in a hurricane.

Anyway, I can only sleep about six hours on it or my bad back locks up and I canít function. So I try to go to sleep at midnight and wake up around six. But the worst part is what my doc called a CPAP hangover? I apparently stay in REM sleep right up until the alarm goes off? So until 10 or 11 each morning I feel hungover minus the nausea. So I can be in debilitating pain for hours and need help just getting out of bed or I can feel like Iíve been on a bender.

Anyone else have that hangover? How do you deal with it? I think itís the lesser of two evils.
Posted by Blue_playwright | Tue Feb 19, 2019, 09:41 AM (9 replies)
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