A rant

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Registered: 01-02-2008
A rant
Sat, 11-10-2012 - 5:41pm


I so forgot what it was like to live with teenagers and a bunch of people and I do not like it one bit. BTDT

My son's gfriend has two teenagers and should I say more?? I am greatful she took us in but besides them and my mom and my son griping about it all I am done in  to the max.

Been here ten days and still no power at sis.. Fema is only putting people up in crappy motels in bad areas so not sure if that is the way to go.. Plus they want you to give them your social security number so not sure about that either.. I am asking around for temp housing but what do I do with my mom? MY sis wont co operate with me and she wont even send me some money for her meds or anything. Not to sound mean but I just dont have money to support other people right now.. I dont have it..

trying to get my mom into some rehab or something as she cant walk now and she is not eating and its a mess.. Its just a matter of time..before she is called home if you know what I mean.. I just dont think she should die in someone elses house..

As for me I  thought I put in all of my hard work and karma and life was for me now but that isnt the case.. and I cant believe I am stuck with this mess.

I know no one can do anything so I t hought I would vent a bit.

thanks for listening


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Registered: 05-14-1999
In reply to: freeatlast2008
Sat, 11-10-2012 - 7:54pm
Do they have EFT for bratty, entitled teens? LOL! If not they should! I'm sorry about your Mom, Free. I hope you all can find a solution for her soon. I would think that your SS# would be safe with FEMA. I guess it's a bit of a toss up for you. Risk giving out pertinent personal info and move to a not-so-safe area, or stay there with scary teenagers. Just trying to make you smile, Free. I hope things turn around very soon for you.
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Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: freeatlast2008
Sat, 11-10-2012 - 7:03pm

Unfortunately, it's probably going to be a long time before everyone is back to their homes.  Especially if someone's house was destroyed.  It takes a long time to get everything rebuilt.  There are still FEMA trailers in Joplin, and it's been 18 months since the tornado.  It just takes a lot of time and resources to get everything rebuilt.  Even though you're just dealing with a lack of power, I'm sure there were businesses you went to that were destroyed, and that's going to be another hardship.  It's too bad that they can't find temporary housing in a better part of town.  I'm sure they need your SSN to be sure that one person isn't asking for benefits over and over.  I'd be worried if they weren't tracking who they were helping. 

I'm sorry to hear your mom is so sick.  She may not be at home, but she is surrounded by family.  My dad died in the ICU at the hospital, but he was surrounded by family.  He knew we were there, too, even though he was on life support.  I know he knew because his blood pressure shot up the moment I spoke as I walked in the room (hmmm...not sure what that means, though!).  Does she not have Medicare to help with her medicines?  It's too bad your sister won't (or can't) help.  I'm lucky in that, although my family doesn't always get along, we always pull together to help out when it's needed. 

I'm not sure if this helps, but United Way might be able to help with your mother.  I can't find it on their website, but I think I remember the lady who came to talk to us at school saying they provide senior services.  You just call 2-1-1 and you can talk to someone about getting help.