Anne, Katie, Joe; Trust me, "I will not go gracefully into that great goodnite. . . . . "
and they know it. So far I have not been able to find a subsidised apt. that allows pets; let alone more than one!!! And my $200 a month plus having to pay utilities would not cover much toward any apt. in anything else but gov't. subsidy housing.
My family would never succeed in declaring me "incompetent" (I don't think). I am smarter and fiestier than all of them put together!!!
I am checking into rather or not they can legally deny a pet to residents of Public Housing. There may be a fee involved but I know they will never allow multiple pets. . .
The reason I cannot live on the first level of my sister's house is because there is no longer running water or a functioning bathroom on that level. The plumbing was so old and in bad repair, that in order for her to service the second floor flat; she had to by-pass service to the first floor flat. I have a bedroom down there with limited electricity (no air-conditioning) and I use a portable commode if I need to pee overnite.(sorry about that, but that is the truth)
I carry drinking water and ice cubes back and forth in a cooler from the second floor kitchen.
When I get up most mornings it takes me about 30 to 45 minutes to climb the stairs to the second floor to feed the cats, etc. because the pain is so bad I have to stop on the landing and sit down to rest or my blood pressure would soar. Now with the added edema (swelling) the task is sometimes worse. Once I get upstairs, I try not to come down again until bedtime so going down to answer the front door or, worse yet, to go down to basement(three flights of stairs)for landry is out of the question. . . . .
(I don't get many visitors
unless they call ahead first or have their own key) Sandra is very good about helping with the laundry and going down to the back yard to feed the dogs and change their water.
So, that, kids, is my life, and why there have to be some changes made. Joe, I know that you are not trying to scare me;
Believe me I know that if they "ship me off" I will not return to be a part of the "New House"
Well, it hasn't happened yet; but maybe now you know why I was so upset to have to spend more time than anticipated in the hospital!
Suggestions still welcomed . . . TLK