On the afternoon of July 1st, 2010 I emailed mom’s friend who was helping her move from the apartment on the river, which she loved, to a less expensive place in Port Orange.
Sent: July 1, 2010 @ 01:52 PM PDT
Subject: Re: Kathie your mother
Is there any news?
I talked to my mom on the 29th and she seemed to think that she *was* still moving into The Park (and not Palmetto House).
I tried to call you after talking to her, and I left you a message, but I understand if you’ve been too busy to reply. I’m just sort of worried wondering what happened yesterday and / or today. I didn’t hear from my mom yesterday and I was a little nervous to call in case it was very traumatic and stressful; I didn’t want to add to any drama that was happening.
PS: [redacted] Again, I simply can’t thank you enough for all the help you’ve given my mom.
Mom’s friend replied to me that evening:
Sent: July 1, 2010 @ 08:56 PM PDT
Ok, the last day or so has been a whirlwind – a good one. Kathy has been greatly blessed by God to be able to get an apartment at the Park. She is scheduled to move tomorrow afternoon (7/2 at 2pm). I have gotten a small team together to move her from River Club to the Park and because of the weather and timing we are using a UHaul truck to get her moved without encountering alot of challenges. One of the two father son teams helping had their truck stolen yesterday and that lead to us seeing the value of getting this move done as quickly as possible while we have volunteers available to help.
David, I am working very closely with your mom, her spending and budget. I told her to go ahead and get her blood pressure medicine prescription refilled today and she got a few groceries to tide her over. Like I said before, I have filed for food stamps for her online. We are waiting to see the results of that application. As we previously discussed, her budget will be manageable.
There are a few details we need to take care of tomorrow: $375 to take care of the last of the intial Park expenses and $45 for the Uhaul – we may about $60 for rabies shots for her pets (I have to look at her vet records). Please do another transfer from her bill paying account to the debit card account so that she has access to about $500. I know the last time you did such a transfer it got her to about $300. Please advise me of the balance of each account again after the transfer.
We arranged for the electric service to be transfer from River Club to the Park this evening. We will have a conversation with Brighthouse tomorrow morning. We will also make time to have a conversation with someone with the T-Mobile office and Ford Motor Credit (they have been calling her and I told her what to tell them). We will also have a conversation to get State retirement arranged – I was able to talk to that group with another client who has the exact same kind of retirement as your mom and the representative was very helpful. Kathy is still looking for work. I have broken down to basically this fact: you need to have work income to keep that car and all its associated expenses.
Your mom’s stress level has come way down but she is nervous somewhat about the move. I don’t think she can visualize how it is going to happen.
Her new address will be 958 Village Trail, Apt. 713, Port Orange, FL 32127. If she gets Food Stamps, she can also get extremely discounted AT&T land line service. You can go to Rent.com and get a virtual tour of the Park at Countryside. She will have a 12 month lease. I will keep a close eye on her and daily check in with her. It is my hope and prayer that in the coming months, you will be able to notice a significant change in your Mom.