THE BUCKET BRIGADE
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We are doing same — purchasing gift cards, placing online orders (to be filled at a later date), paying housekeeper, etc.
Our local yoga studio is currently offering free online classes once a day — I also purchased a subscription to their online program $19/month in addition.
A lot of our local schools are also putting up donation pages to help offset the costs of providing lunches and moving classes/resources home.
We’ve been zoom-tailing a lot this week! Also setting up a Zoom dance party with our toddler grandson. We are doing it daily to add a little structure to his day. We invite any relatives or friends to join. So he can see everyone and get a little excercise/burn off a little energy at the same time!
I, too, am trying to figure this out — as I’m sure are many others in this situation. I’ve heard of people visiting family members and posting stickers or signs to windows. But in my mother’s case, that would only confuse her. Fortunately, we have a group of rotating aids who are with my mom 24/7. We (my brothers and I) have been calling a lot. I’ve been dropping off groceries and home-made meals to the front desk to deliver to her. Cards. Sent flowers the other day.
I’ve found some online resources… can’t recommend them or not, but looked interesting: https://www.rocketlawyer.com/sem/prenuptial-agreement
We live on the East Coast — but last summer when we were in Jackson Hole WY we met a couple who did something like this! Recently retired. Sold their house (I can’t remember where they were from) and were driving from National Park to National Park, picking up jobs for a month or two and then moving on. When we met them, she was scooping ice cream and he was cooking hot dogs on the grill at The Creamery in Yellowstone.August 27, 2019 at 3:49 pm in reply to: Adult children: What do you want to find in the attic? #2654
Great advice! My mom also had a ‘garage sale’ on her dining room table when my parents downsized years ago. So my brothers and I could ‘shop’ for things before they went to goodwill.
I would also look into Long Term Health Insurance — my mother’s policy covers 24-hour private care givers at her independent living residence.
We just found a policy that my father (who died 13 years ago) bought for my mother — and have just been approved for retroactive payments back to 2017. This has extended my mother’s estate savings by about 3 years. The policy dad bought was John Hancock Long Term Health Care. It has been a godsend for us!
My husband and I just hired a financial planner — and her first recommendation was to purchase LTHC.
If you use an American Express card, you automatically get minimal travel insurance when you book with your card.
Perry — we chose someone outside of the family as executor to avoid this very problem. We love our kids and can’t imagine there were be any discord around the disbursement of our will, but this takes all of the pressure off.
Likely not in our lifetime, I’m afraid. Here’s what I found on the web:
When it initially announced its plans in 2012, it originally planned for humans to be on Mars as soon as 2025. However, the organization has been criticized for its plans and lack of money. Now it says its earliest mission will be in 2022, followed by a host of communications, research, and cargo missions throughout the 2020s, with the first humans arriving on Mars by 2032.
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