Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I'm not Holding my Breath

So, as I stated a couple weeks ago, the West Los Angeles VA home has opened and since Dad is only number 13 on the list, we are hoping for the move to happen soon.  Unfortunately when I called for an update last week, I was told that they are going to stop at #10 because they need to hire more staff.  
It was all I could do to keep it together on the phone.  Who knows how long this newest hiccup can set us back.  I let the woman know (again) that Dad has a high financial need and that this whole situation sounds like really bad news.  By the end of the conversation, she assured me that they were already starting the hiring process.  She also said that since he is number 13, that he will hopefully be moving in within a month or so.  (That sounds naively optimistic to me).  I'm not holding my breath.

5 days away...

We are five days away from the Long Beach "Walk to End Alzheimer's" and team UpsidetoDementia has surpassed it's goal of raising $5000!  $5150 raised so far and 25 team members signed up!  It's our biggest group yet!  In addition to being a team captain with my Sister, I am also the co-chair for the walk and will be MC'ing the entire event on Saturday.

Our fundraiser at a local restaurant called McKenna's on the Bay was a huge success and we raised about $950 for the team.  Donations have been pouring in from all over... Family members, Friends and Facebook Friends, OneHope Wine employees, my Mom's Bunco and Bible Study groups.  I even have friends who are asking their classmates or family members to help out as well.  THANK YOU to everyone for their support and donations!

This pictures is from our fundraiser.  More pictures and details to come after the walk!  And, we will have a grand total of money raised as well!  It feels good to fight the good fight.  

p.s.  Not a peep from Dad since he got back from the Psych Ward.  :)