First piece of good news: I was able to be appointed my Mom's representative with SSA (Yeah!) and that will go into effect after June's direct deposit in her account in PA. My sister M (the gambling alcoholic) is supposed to give my sister T (the one taking Mom in as of this weekend) a check for the total amount (double yeah!). After that, all monies will be sent to me to deposit and pay the day care provider (yeah again!). I CANNOT believe how accommodating the SSA officer was and how swiftly she moved to make this happen, along with the help of Mom's DR. Wow - I am still amazed how easy it was and wish I had done it sooner. All I have to do now is contact the pension/annuity folks and get that squared away. I am opening Mom's new bank account up here in CT today. I had my stress test this morning and the Dr said I was A-OK - (massive yeahs!). He said the pain I experienced a couple of weeks ago was likely arthritis OR indigestion, but is definitely not related to my heart. I am relieved. And, I lost 5 lbs! Been cutting most carbs and all white foods from my diet for the past week, drinking lots of water and walking with H around out block twice a day. I feel good. If the sticky heat would end, I may be able to sleep a full night.