Sorry everyone. I've been busy and falling asleep early. And waiting until I had something to say.
It looks now like Carol will be transferred to a care facility today. We were supposed to hear something last Monday and word finally came through yesterday. It's 25 miles from here. Today I'll try to find out why since Merced has several facilities and the town next to us has one (the largest in this area).
There is no way I can make that round trip every day and I don't know what they were thinking. She still doesn't know about it or I don't think she does. She hasn't said anything and she's been quite confused. Sometimes she thinks she's coming back here and sometimes she remembers.
I may know more later today.
Other than that, not much out of the ordinary around here. The two younger girls cut school for the first time ever last week. Too complicated to explain but they didn't get away with it. They now know the school calls the parents. They spent the day at a friend's house goofing off.
Elcie brought her Dell laptop home from school yesterday with the new voice recognition installed. The teacher wanted her to practice. I've heard some people have problems with voice recognition but she's doing just fine.
The computer is hers; purchased by the school district, but her typing skills could stand some improvement - a lot of improvement. I still want her to learn to type but this should help with anything that requires more than a paragraph or two of writing.
And we're slowly preparing for Christmas as we would any other year. My body is going through the motions while my mind and heart aren't quite here yet. I have the girls' stocking fillers hidden at my friend's house (did that yesterday).
The girls are doing okay I think. I haven't taken them to see her yet but they talk on the phone to her or at least Elcie and Rebecca do. Rochelle doesn't want to and I'm not pushing her just yet.
It's almost 6:30 and I have to have Elcie on the bus at 6:55 immediately after which I drive the other two to the bus stop.
Thanks to everyone who comments. I'll try to update when I can or Tim will.