Tuesday: Nearly won the race with the snow storm driving from Chicago to Galesburg. At hospital, discharge nurse was waiting to know what nursing home I wanted to send mom to! Had no idea I'd need to make immediate decision, had to do so from some word-of-mouth that I've heard. Mom recognized me, asked reasonable questions about how things are going. Then they took her away in the ambulance. I discovered my car was buried in snow. Took two husky males with snow shovels to get me out of the parking lot. Very scary drive to my hotel.
Wednesday: I didn't dare leave the hotel. Car buried in snow again, everything closed for the day. Wind whipping snow into 5 foot tall drifts.
Thursday: Spent all day at nursing home. Mom sometimes pretty coherent, sometimes not. Worst part was when she wouldn't stop calling for water no matter how much I gave her. Filled out tons of paperwork.
Today: Slept lousy, bone tired when I got up. Want to visit mom's housekeeper Doris in the hospital, but can't reach her family. Went to mom's house and was nearly sick; it's so filthy I don't know where to start. Snow is too deep to take out garbage. Turned down thermostats, brought in mail and newspapers, canceled newspaper subscription, called vet and told him to keep Tiffy for now, called my sister-in-law in Las Vegas. Got stuck in driveway trying to leave until finally a neighbor rescued me. Drove back here to hotel, where they decided to test the fire alarm without informing me first. Need to leave for nursing home soon.