In late November, we got a call from the hospital in Bandon, Ore.  My father in law had been admitted.  As it turns out his dementia had progressed to a point that he was no longer able to live alone and we moved him to an assisted living facility.  Since that call, we have been to Oregon twice trying to get his affairs squared away with more planned in the near future.  Those trips have left me pretty exhausted emotionally and physically (its an 11 hour drive!).  Hence, I just didn’t feel like posting.  I am so thankful this happened after I retired!

The situation has left me with mixed feelings.  More