Hi everyone -
I drove straight through yesterday and made it to my dad's house around 8 p.m.
I was going to leave at 1 pm, got delayed, finally got out, stopped at the gas station to fill up, got back in my car, and the key wouldn't turn!!
Luckily, when I called a car place, they said with my kind of car, even though it's as old as my kids lol, that a locksmith could probably help me - so no tow, no delay of days and days.
Luckily, he got it unlocked. I had gotten a duplicate car key the day before, and it worked, but, it is not made correctly and that's what the locksmith thought was going on. So, now I just use the one key, and he showed me how to leave it in the ignition so that everything it turned off.
I can use the other key to unlock the doors, but even it is I think, starting to mess up that lock. Oh well, it's nothing to worry about here.
Anyway, the drive was nice - sunny day, no problems and no wrong turns lol.
I am glad to be here. I am getting more of an idea what's going on with Dad.
I slept like a rock. Dad was up when I got up - earlier than my sis says he gets up so that was good.
There wasn't any coffee made, he said, I guess I should make coffee, but when I went back in the kitchen, I saw he had abandoned the project. So I took a mental note and went ahead and made it.
I'm taking a lot of mental notes.
So far, things are fine. Tomorrow is Dad's bday (87!) and I'll bake him a cake. I'll have to figure out how to get out to a grocery.
The home health aide came out (they're called Visiting Angels) and she was really nice. It was her first time here and Dad wants her to come back : )
I'm starting to see what kind of things are going on with him, & taking cues ...
So far so good.
And, yes, I packed all my valuables. They are here with me.
Hope everyone is doing well!