R was saying nothing about Mother's situation but underneath he has been stressing big time, as am I. It is not so much about the money to rewire her house but why would we spend $9000 on a house that will be demolished as soon as it sold. It is about Mother's future. Her hotwater service is very old and may need replacing. Her water pipes are also old and have already began to break up and have been patched up. Where does it end?
From friends to professionals, all say she needs to be in a care place and not living alone. As oldest son, I putting my foot down with a firm hand. I have spoken to both my brothers and there will be a family conference at Sister's at Easter. Mother still talks about a bungalow in ABI Brother's back yard, but no, she is past that.
Tradie Brother is going to rig up some temporary fluoro lighting over Easter for Mother and there will be family conference on Easter Sunday.
The next step is to find somewhere appropriate for mother. Her house is worth about $350,000. What might be her options? Mother tried some extreme manipulation on R by asking him to put this device into the car sans basket and was using it to walk around home. She was being ridiculous.R refused and took her shopping as per normal. She now uses a wheeled frame, quite difficult to fit into the car.
The clincher came when Mother moaned about about cooking her evening meal by torchlightand she also said, maybe it can wait until you return from holidays.
In my last post about Mother, I really appreciate all you have offered and I have taken it all seriously on board. Thanks.