The Parents, Part 2
Sunday, February 12, 2012
My parents are fine, they have to leave for MN on Tuesday.
TC's parents are the ongoing saga. His three siblings had an "intervention" with his parents yesterday to discuss their imminent move to an Assisted Living facility.
Of course the loss of $17,000 was the catalyst for this conversation, but trust me, it's been coming for a long time. During the three hours the siblings were there the story about the money changed multiple times:
It wasn't $17,000, it was $1,700.
They found it, it was in the mailbox.
They found it, it was stuck in the car door.
So who knows for sure? No one saw the money, no one saw a withdrawal slip. Everyone agrees they could have minimized the amount to forestall the talk about moving out of their house.
What we DO know is that his parents have signed over their house to one family member who also has his/her name on a six-figure bank account. This family member continues to play the "poor me" card, resulting in lots of cash being handed over. We've known that for a long time but it's always been relatively small amounts --- $100 here, $1,000 there. Because of all the subterfuge about this recent event we now suspect the $17,000 (which was the original amount mentioned in the first panicky phone call) was intended for this family member.
While TC's parents are entitled to do whatever they want with their money, the bottom line is that they are NOT rich and may very well need this money for themselves!
TC's mother has dementia and cannot stay alone. PERIOD. Her mother, TC's grandmother, died at the age of 105, so it's very possible that TC's mom could live as long or even longer!
As you can imagine the "intervention" went pretty poorly. There was a lot of crying and people being told to mind their own business. I'm sure they will handle this like they do everything else: wait until it's a crisis and then react.
I'm learning a lot about how I do NOT want to be when I get old!
Well, that's where we are now. I'm hanging tough with my diet and exercise and lost another half pound. I never thought I'd be thrilled about HALF POUNDS but they do add up!
Have an awesome Sunday, everyone!