I had a funder meeting that took me out of the office for 2 1/2 days with subcommittees and the like, and things are really busy and stressful at the office. Elderly kitty that had the stroke 2 weeks ago is hanging in there, but requires medication, medical management, and a more constant surveillance of her behavior and health than even before. And she is very clingy, and the other cat's behavior is impacted too. Each time I think that I am done with the impact of an elbow injury in mid February, it wants to flare again. Life is life, but my hoarding mother knows that things are really, really challenging, including my insomnia is back with a vengeance. What does she do? Hype EVERYTHING into high drama.
The final day of the meetings, she called. Now, since I have been doing extremely low contact and 'grey rocking' her, she is calling about mundane things that she considers an emergency or needs an immediate response. And she will blow up my cell phone (which I use for business and I am on call 24/7) and if I do not respond, she will call my office or the housing facility that my organization runs that has a 24 hour hotline. She called Friday, and was ranting that 'someone' needed to take the hated neighbor out, he has been in her house, he has stolen the fuse box out of her detached garage (but the garage door opener and outside lights work) and he has done something in her house so only partial lighting in the central hallway works. She is also allegedly:
- Arguing with the cable company, so does not have a box that works so no TV. If the electrical system is in the house is truly wonky...?
- Arguing with the paper delivery folks as to how they roll the paper when they put it in her box. She is cancelling it.
- She has had to have the gas company out last week to shut off the hot water tank (so no gas in the house if that is true).
- She had the water company out this week because the tub was leaking and she claims that she now does not have water.
- She still states she has groundwater leaking in her basement.
- She is churning, churning, churning the hoard. She has found papers from 1989, and a computer, etc. from 2005/2006 that she has never used and keeps torturing me with questions about... "Can [this] be used? What about [this]? There is a disk for free internet from AOL!" ::Sigh::