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Parental Journal 67 from Planet Elderly – Driving Test: One Attempt Down, Two to Go

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 – evening Mom failed the driving test today.  (Yea!)   She plans to return tomorrow to retake it. (Groan) We visited Dad in the morning and had an 11:30 a.m. appointment to pick up her new driving … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 66 from Planet Elderly – Driver’s License Outcome Delayed, Physician Fired, Birthday Preparations

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – Evening Driver’s License Renewal Saga Yesterday morning Mom was tired.  “We don’t have to do anything special today, do we?” I reminded her of the driver’s exam. “I don’t want to take it today.” G.R.O.A.N. … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 64 from Planet Elderly – Packing for the Next Trip: Dad’s 94th Birthday

Saturday, June 25, 2016  evening Tomorrow I head back up to Grayslake to spend some time with Mom and visit Dad.  This is expected to be a short visit.  Dad turns 94 July 1, so we’ll celebrate a bit with … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 60 from Planet Elderly – Diagnosis Explained, Emotional Tornadoes, and Plans

Wednesday, May 11, 2016  afternoon It’s mind boggling to think about all that has transpired over the past 48 hours or so, but at least things have leveled out a bit and the high drama and hysterics are on the … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 58 from Planet Elderly – A Couple Calm Days and Common Sense Discussions

Friday, May 6, 2016- 6 a.m. I’m not sure why, but the past couple days have been without a lot of drama, anger, or tears.  I woke up this morning thinking maybe it’s because I’ve been here nearly a month … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 56 from Planet Elderly – Round and Round With Ups and Downs

Friday, April 28, 2016  afternoon I was tired this morning after not sleeping much.  At 9:45 I told Mom to go visit Dad without me because I wasn’t feeling well and was tired.  She then suggested that I probably need … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 55 from Planet Elderly – One Royally Pissed Off Elderly Car Passenger

Friday, April 29, 2016 – 1:30 a.m. Yesterday was a long day and I ended up going to sleep around 7:30, exhausted. Now I’m up, rested and enjoying some coffee.  Will nap later.  But the mission was accomplished.  Mom had … Continue reading

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