I spent a large chunk of yesterday at my Mum's house, sorting out some paperwork for her prior to the arrival of a local Council Finance Officer. The Officer was visiting to assess Mum's financial situation and to see how much money she needs to pay each week towards the cost of the Carers (who are visiting each morning to make sure she is okay and has everything she needs).
It took absolutely ages to get it all done, but the good news is that Mum is actually eligible for financial help, which will defray the cost of what she needs to contribute for her care, so she is absolutely delighted ! She was fearful that she would have to pay a large amount for her carers to continue visiting, so this worry has now been taken away completely, thanks be to God !
We had a brilliant morning together, spending much of the time laughing uproariously. She is very frail, but it was good to be with her, and see her so positive and upbeat, planning what she wants to buy various people for Christmas etc.
Unfortunately, the weather was so bad that I could not take any photos of the trees when I was walking home, and the high winds over the last few days have been decimating the numbers of leaves left on the trees. I will do my best to get some pictures of our lovely Autumn colours before they disappear completely for another year !
The weather is dreadful here again today, and the girls are so disappointed - it is Bonfire Night, and they were so looking forward to going to the big public firework display tonight. It won't be very much fun in the torrential rain, but it may still clear up by this evening. . Or we can simply wrap up very well in waterproof clothing, LOL..............