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Not even sure what to do or say, but here goes:

Found out that Mom has run up two credit cards. One $15K and the other $5K. <sigh> She says "I need to sell some stuff", but of course, could liquify everything and not have $20K in assets to sell.

DD#2's BF is amazing! We drove up to Mom's yesterday morning, her removed the air shocks from her car and replaced them with standard shocks from a conversion kit. A job that had been quoted to Mom for almost $1,000 ended up costing me $230 for the kit along with lunch and gas for DD#2 and BF to drive up with me. This guy is a keeper!

I did find out that Mom has a Morgan dollar, circa 1887. I'm going to talk to my coin dealer this week to see what she could possibly get for it. I've seen stuff ranging from $30 for the meltdown price to $2,000 numanistic value in pristine condition. Hopefully, she'll get something better than melt value for it. It's in really nice condition.

DD#1 and her husband are currently looking for a new place to live. Her DH's father is an alcoholic who is what my grandmother always termed a "mean drunk" DD#1's DH is a welder and his company has a branch in the same town Mom lives in. Mom's next door neighbor wants to move, and we might be able to get him a transfer and make arrangements for then to rent the house from Mom's neighbor. The house is really old, paid off, and it could provide a little extra income to Mom's neighbor while allowing for DD#1 and her family the opportunity to get the heck out of her FIL's house. Periodically, he gets drunk and tells them "I want you out by the end of the month" I'd personally love to see the look on his face if they just said "Okay" and packed up. I'll pay for the rental van.

We kinda tricked Mom into accepting $60. DD#2's BF said that he was interested in the old 22 my grandfather had. After calling around to some gun stores, we learned the value is only about $50. I had $60 in my pocket, so I slipped the money onto a table next to Mom's chair while she was in the other room. Mom had been adamant that I not "give" her any money on this trip, so when she questioned the money, DD#2s BF said "Oh, I wanted to go ahead and buy that gun from you" Mom was touched, BF got points from DD#2, and I was able to give Mom some pocket money for the week. She didn't count the money until after we left and actually called to ask if she should send $10 back as change? No, Mom. He wanted to pay $60 for the gun. So I guess in reality, we spent $230, lunch, gas, and a gun ;0)

Next week, I'll see about selling a few coins and then send Mom a couple of hundred with the notation that I sold them (no, they aren't worth that much.

If I tell her I sold them, which is the truth, I don't have to tell her if they only net $10 bucks each, right?).

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