4:30 p.m….Well, I’ve gotten a small break. My aunt isn’t coming over. But I’m still working on cleaning anyway. It’s just such a huge job. The kitchen is looking good, though.
I’ve been on the phone with both my sister, Laurie, and my aunt, Krista. We are concerned that my 70 & 71 year old parents, who are in terrible health, are planning to drive to Lake Charles, LA sometime soon. Mamma’s brother is the one dying of a brain tumor called a “glioblastoma”, and he lives in Lake Charles. They have not been over there in many years and don’t realize how bad the traffic is now and how much road construction is going on. Krista just made 2 trips over there and said it’s terrible. Daddy stresses out over traffic. He doesn’t like freeways. Mamma said Daddy drives and she navigates. That’s not good. (Beth just cracked up when I told her Nanny is the “navigator”. My mother was my navigator once going to visit a cousin, and if I didn’t know the area, we would have been in terrible trouble.)
Laurie and Ricky would take them over there. But my mother is resistant to having anybody go with them. So we’ll see if they ever actually make it over there to visit.
Steve and I are going to Nita’s this evening to put out some heavy trash for her. It’s the old stove and cooktop that Steve and Brandon replaced. Houston only has heavy trash pick-up once a month.
I found out my cousin, Ross, who is a cop when he’s not flying helicopters for the army, is not going to be a cop for long. He’s going to work as an off-shore helicopter pilot. It will be an immediate $5000 raise over what he makes now, with the possibility of raises in the future. He said he’s tired of being a cop, eventhough that’s all he’s wanted to do since he was a child. He’s been doing it for almost 20 years. But he said people don’t respect him, they get ugly and he doesn’t get paid enough.
We need to pay our law enforcement more. He has a bachelor’s degree, but makes very little money. It’s just ridiculous. The only thing that would make him stay where he is, would be if his department had a full-time SWAT team. He’s an adrenaline junky.
Heather and I are going to court tomorrow for the heirship hearing on my uncle’s estate. After everything is put in my aunt’s name, then her lawyer will petition the state for Heather to be the administrator. He’s already told her we will have to go to court 4 or 5 more times to get it settled.
I have to straighten up my house. My aunt is coming over this afternoon. She’s bringing some things for me to sew for her grandson’s wedding on September 28.