Things have been hectic here. We are still waiting to receive the death certificate so Mom can collect her husband’s social security. It i.s a frustrating wait, and very difficult for Mom. She isn’t eating at all and is understandably depressed, though I’ve never seen her like this before.
Still looking for a job, though I am not optimistic about the possibility of finding any. I’ll try another employment agency maybe. Where do you go to apply for unskilled jobs? I suppose I could stand around the Home Depot with the migrant workers and hope to get work, but I can’t do that kind of physical labor. I’d look for factory work, but I don’t know where to start.
I am resigned to the fact that we will very likely lose the house, though I hope to stay here for another year before they force us out. I will call the bank and ask them about refinancing, but I am not hopeful. No one will write loans on pre-fab homes right now. I don’t understand why, a house is a house. It’s not like mine is on wheels or something.
All in all, 2013 is not starting out all that great. Moving Mom in with us has been hard on all of us. She’s developed a few annoying habits that are tough to deal with, but we’re trying. She also still smokes and wants one of us to sit with her outside every time she needs a cigarette. Not a big deal, but not my usual habit is all. There is still a lot of paperwork to go through, and we need to get all her utilities and other things turned off. I have to go through boxes of paid bills and statements to try and figure out what’s what. They own a bunch of oil rights and I’d like to find out what to do about them. I know they are practically worthless, but she gets statements from three or four different companies and occasionally gets a check for $3 – $4. I hope we can sell their shares back to the oil companies.
I’m not very motivated to do too much, and having trouble getting through all the papers. Mom says she’ll go through them, but she hasn’t and I don’t blame her. All of their finances were handled by R. At least all of their bills are paid off in full. In fact several credit cards have a credit balance. If I get through all of it I know I will feel like I finally accomplished something. But getting started is proving difficult.