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strikes again!

Earlier this week I was talking to Mom about the shocks on her car. She has a 1995 Town Car and has apparently developed a leak in the air shocks, so the car dips low overnight and then when she gets into it the next day the motor will get it rise again. But it's very on and off. She's had a few instances where it has lost pressure while she's been out running errands.

I asked DD#2s BF about it and he said that a conversion kit is about $350, whereas replacing the airshocks will run about $400 per shock. He said he can literally do the conversion in the driveway in a couple of hours. DD#2 wants to go see Mom anyway, so we'll figure out a day when the BF can get off work and then we'll drive up and get it all taken care of.

While talking to Mom, I mentioned that I told DD#2s BF that we would need to go to Mom since she doesn't like to drive down here. Mom replied
"I never said that"
Me: "Umm, you've been saying that for 2 years."
Mom: "No, I just haven't been invited."
Me: "For over three years everytime we've made arrangements for you to come see us, you've backed off at the last minute. Told me you were sick, and that it's too hard for you to keep making the trip. What else was I supposed to think?"
Mom: "Well, I haven't been invited down there in ages and I'm not going to invite myself!"
Me: "Whatever, Mom. We'll make arrangements to get S up there and get your car fixed."

I haven't talked to her since Sunday. I swear, she's getting as childish as my great-grandfather. I know it hasn't been more than 6 months since she told me that she "just can't make that trip anymore" and added that "old people don't like to sleep in a strange bed" The last time she did come stay with us, she got disoriented in the night and couldn't find her way in the dark from the livingroom to the bathroom even with the nightlight.

She also used to say that she didn't dare be away from church on Sunday, now she says that it's no big deal for her to miss a service. I love her and I really do want to get her car fixed for her, but I'm actually a little concerned that something could happen to her if she tried to make the drive down here by herself.


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