Recently I wrote about my new cell phone. I had just gotten my third phone number since the beginning of the summer. It looked like all the numbers they gave out came with dozens of spam phone calls. I am happy to report that so far (more than a week) I have not gotten any spam 800 number phone calls. I did have several local calls (didn’t answer) who must have figured out by now that their friend no longer had this number. (I have my name, etc. on the voice greeting.)
I have only given my new cell number to my children and my brother and sister. Therefore I was quite surprised to get a phone call from an insurance agent about dad’s homeowners insurance the other day. I almost didn’t answer because I didn’t recognize the number and so few people knew it. It turned out that my brother had given the number to this insurance agent. (I asked how she got my number and told her I prefer her to use my home corded phone.) I really hear better on that one and it doesn’t cost me 25 cents per minute!
Following up on my “To-Do” list, I called another nursing home this week. I wanted to get some information and schedule a tour. It turns out they have tours every Tuesday so I am scheduled for the next one. This is a small nursing home but kind of a trend-setter so I guess they get a lot of interest. It may make it difficult to actually get dad in if he ever needs to go there.
This one is affiliated with the one dad was in last fall. However whereas the other one was huge, this one consists of 4 small units. I want to find something not as intimidating as the last one since dad was totally overwhelmed in the large one.
I want to do as much “investigating” as I can before there is a crisis so I will have more knowledge if I have to make a decision in a hurry. I want to remember to bring my camera and note pad so I can record my impressions to put in my files. Of course, I would be most happy if dad never needs to go to a nursing home, but people tell me that is unlikely.
Lately I haven’t written in this blog as much as I had planned to. I find it is difficult to get myself to sit indoors when it is sunny and beautiful outside. Now that the days are getting shorter, I hope I will get myself inside to write earlier and more frequently.