On days like today I feel like I'm losing my grip and would just like to run away. My soon-to-be 97 year-old mother is no longer able to do her own medications. I have to drive 10 miles to where she lives each day and deliver them to her and then call her twice a day to be sure she takes them when she should but even then she misses taking them occasionally. Had her to the doctor today; physically she if pretty good but mentally she is so forgetful that it drives me nuts. After we got home from the Dr. she looked in her date book and informed me she has a doctor's appointment tomorrow. I told her she was looking at the wrong day; we'd already been there today. Oh....she says. !!!! difficult child 1 hurt his shoulder a month ago and hasn't been able to work. He is a good worker and the boss is holding his job for him but he isn't supposed to lift anything for nearly another month. They are letting him work part time just running the cash register so he will have a little money coming in. Also, he used to be a manager at Taco Bell and they are letting him pick up some hours there also to get a little money. But he was off a month..I sent him $1000 a couple of weeks ago to pay bills and now his rent and some other stuff is due so he needs another 1000. I live on my pension and SS. He is usually good with money but I guess this qualifies as an emergency but I can't afford many emergencies like this. difficult child 2 is basically no good and irresponsible and wants money all of the time. I usually tell him no but still get stuck buying diapers, laundry soap, gas to get him to work, etc. I know that my helping is not good for him and if it was just him and daughter in law I would leave them to their own deviced but I'm not willing to see my grandkids living on the street so that's another problem. 5 year old Grandson is staying with me on school nights - he is in kindergarten. I tried to tell them to wait a year to send him but they decided to send him. He has no clue what is going on. Besides being immature I think he may be SPED material. He is cute and lovable but basically not the brightest bulb on the string. Granddaughter lived with me last year and they put her in gifted class at the beginning of kindergarten - this one will be a different story. I don't mind helping everybody. I'm glad to be busy. But right now I think I"m on overload. I have some friends who want to get together the first of October in KC but right now there is no way I can come up with the money to get there. I guess I don't expect you to solve my problems and I don't even need a lot of sympathy. I just needed a place to unload. HOpe you all don't mind.