View Poll Results: How would you have spent the upcoming lost hour on March 12th?

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  • Posting on USCHO

    2 9.52%
  • Riding a bike

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    3 14.29%
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  • Freddy Meyer hacks the hour

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Thread: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady wore Black View Post
    Good Afternoon, Lodge!

    Just dropped off my dad at the airport. Sorry Hoven. We were going to bar hop on Sunday, but his arthritis was really getting to him. Seeing both my parents starting to look frail is making me really scared. Only child and everything falls on me.
    At least you're prepared/preparing for it. I'm the youngest of five, and was somewhat blindsided by it with my mom. Talking with my mom's neurologist, she said that even if there were ten kids, it almost always falls to just one child.
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Not sure why you ever said that SFIS. Congrats on the victory. You ruined my weekend when you lost to UMD.

    But! My high school just won the Super 8!! State champs!! Woooooo! Not sure when the last time a public school won that tournament. Made up for BU losing Friday.
    It was just a tongue-in-cheek comment after the World Junior team with all the BU 1st rounders won gold, and BU beat Union the same weekend (without all the 1st rounders).
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    At least you're prepared/preparing for it. I'm the youngest of five, and was somewhat blindsided by it with my mom. Talking with my mom's neurologist, she said that even if there were ten kids, it almost always falls to just one child.
    Trying to prepare for it. I am 360 miles away. I know if my dad goes first, my mom will be moving up here. If my mom goes first, then I will probably be in jail for killing my dad.
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady wore Black View Post
    Good Afternoon, Lodge!

    Just dropped off my dad at the airport. Sorry Hoven. We were going to bar hop on Sunday, but his arthritis was really getting to him. Seeing both my parents starting to look frail is making me really scared. Only child and everything falls on me.
    I just figured Sat night got to you.

    And yeah, seeing parents age is tough. And yay Ladyboss! She made it so I get this Friday off, so I can watch the regionals! We hockey fans stick together.
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Good Morning, MEUSA!


    Good Morning to the rest of tLodge!

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Mornin' Loj.
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    s'upp y'all

    congrats on your win friday sfis!!
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    Going through the parent stuff by proxy. Mom's mom is doing poorly and had a terrible respiratory issue on Sunday. Crying, she told my mom she didn't want to go back to the hospital. Mom said okay, but my uncle called 911 behind their backs. At the hospital he was trying to override her DNR/DNI. Thank goodness the ED doc straightened him out and that my mom was there to advocate for my grandmother. Now my uncle is telling the other 4 siblings that my mom is trying to kill my grandmother. Mom is devastated. All very ugly.

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    At least you're prepared/preparing for it. I'm the youngest of five, and was somewhat blindsided by it with my mom. Talking with my mom's neurologist, she said that even if there were ten kids, it almost always falls to just one child.
    I hope that's not true when we get old. That may or may not have been one of the reasons we had so many kids.

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    s'upp y'all

    congrats on your win friday sfis!!
    Thanks Mookie! It's always fun to beat Denver!
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    Going through the parent stuff by proxy. Mom's mom is doing poorly and had a terrible respiratory issue on Sunday. Crying, she told my mom she didn't want to go back to the hospital. Mom said okay, but my uncle called 911 behind their backs. At the hospital he was trying to override her DNR/DNI. Thank goodness the ED doc straightened him out and that my mom was there to advocate for my grandmother. Now my uncle is telling the other 4 siblings that my mom is trying to kill my grandmother. Mom is devastated. All very ugly.
    That is no fun. We have the opposite- I have reams of paperwork stating wishes and I am not even the proxy. the papers are sent to anyone who may ever be on the medical team, relatives, friends.

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Good Morning Lodge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    That is no fun. We have the opposite- I have reams of paperwork stating wishes and I am not even the proxy. the papers are sent to anyone who may ever be on the medical team, relatives, friends.
    Mom is HCP, has the paperwork. Advanced directive is in place, but 2 of the siblings think they know best (my least favorites of my mom's siblings even before all this). The whole situation sucks (plus my grandmother is still completely with it, so the whole situation is just frustrating)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggsy View Post
    I hope that's not true when we get old. That may or may not have been one of the reasons we had so many kids.
    It's always going to be the one that's there the most... others will find ways not to make it their burden. On the other hand, executive decisions are best made in solitary situations.

    I think the key thing is delineating CLEARLY who has power of attorney and who has the health proxy (even if this is the same person). They don't have to lie it, it just has to be known.

    People will fight regardless.

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    I already am not looking forward to my parents issues because I live far away and my sister will have to deal with it... and she's been a right proper sufferable jerk that I expect hell from her because of incapability to help from a distance. Oh well

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Haven't even thought about this stuff yet, and reading all this terrifies me.

    My sister is close to home, but has a tough nursing job and a husband and two daughters that are more than a handful.

    I'm single and pretty stable, but I'm also 1500 miles away from home and I'm about as ready to start a family as I am to fly to Jupiter. If my folks go, or something happens to my sister/her husband and my nieces...my head might pull a Scanners.
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    Mom is HCP, has the paperwork. Advanced directive is in place, but 2 of the siblings think they know best (my least favorites of my mom's siblings even before all this). The whole situation sucks (plus my grandmother is still completely with it, so the whole situation is just frustrating)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Haven't even thought about this stuff yet, and reading all this terrifies me.

    My sister is close to home, but has a tough nursing job and a husband and two daughters that are more than a handful.

    I'm single and pretty stable, but I'm also 1500 miles away from home and I'm about as ready to start a family as I am to fly to Jupiter. If my folks go, or something happens to my sister/her husband and my nieces...my head might pull a Scanners.
    I read this as you were ready to start a family. Did a double take, freaked out, read again and realized I hadn't missed something.
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    I worry because my folks are 67 and 64. I don't think they have directives or wills in place. I don't think they have final wishes written down either.

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Folks are both 63 and doing pretty good. Dad's retirement took a big hit in the '08 recession just as he was retiring. He's mostly recovered and he works part-time to make a few extra bucks - it's a bonus, once he's had enough, he's outta there. Eventual plans are to sell their house I grew up in, retire somewhere, and have us do an estate auction if/when they kick it. There's a will, and after the estate auction it'd be mostly bank assets I'd suspect. I'd guess the lion's share would go to my sister and her husband because she's closer and has kiddos.

    Biggest problem with them kicking it unexpectedly is their student loans in my name pass to me, but I could survive it and I'd inherit some assets to cover it (I hope ) I've actually made overtures toward paying theirs off at some point if I'm secure enough, and would be happy to do so.

    Haven't really discussed EOL care with them, but my dad's a pretty no-nonsense guy and would be the type to bow out gracefully once he becomes a burden. I'd think my sister and husband would do the brunt of the legwork, but I could help financially if needed.

    As ****-heelish as this sounds...the real nightmare scenario is something happens to my sister and/or her husband, and my two nieces land in my lap. That's a thermonuclear strike. Doubly so if I stay single. I love 'em, but that would lead to abject financial, mental, and physical ruination for me. (I'm listed as their godfather, but in a contemporary Lutheran "just write a name in the blank so we can get on with the ceremony" sense.)
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #190: Springing Forward

    Had this talk with my parents last year. It wasn't comfortable, obviously. Who wants to talk about that stuff? I'm the executor (or whatever the term is). Our family is very traditional, the responsibility always fell to the eldest. Thankfully, my brother and I more than get along, and no bad apples in the family when it comes to this kind of stuff. Chances are, when it comes to the house and all that, he knows more about it than I do, and we'll work together, although it'll be my name on any documents, if my understanding is correct. The inheritance/money stuff is really clear cut.

    As for the house, that's the only question mark, and unless something odd happens, we're going to sell it off. He has his house, and I don't want a house. While we'd both miss it (it was our childhood home), we have our own homes now, you know?

    Edit: as for health stuff, my parents want to let nature take its course. If they can be saved, sure, but no veggie status.
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