I am NOT her Mommy

@sallypup (28524)
Moses Lake, Washington
May 4, 2017 12:49pm CST
Room mate got word yesterday that a relative is coming through our town today. She'd like to meet room mate for lunch. Fine. We live about 12 miles out of town. One car. Bottom line: must get hubby to work on time in the morning. Second bottom line: Leah pup has to make her doc appointment. So since I am not her Mommy, I dropped Room mate off at Safeway so that she could sit in their deli seating area, waiting for the library to open at 9. Hubby did give her the phone number for a cab company. The library is near Safeway- IF you are young and healthy and capable of walking about 4 long blocks, up a hill and across a wide street and did not wear a long black sweater on an 80 degree day. Once she gets to the library the relative is supposed to get there anywhere from 11 am to 1 pm. And best case scenario, gets her back to our house. Yup. Like I said, I am not her Mommy. She needs to do this thing then go for it.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
4 May 17
She should be able to handle it so she can do some things that she wants to do
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@sallypup (28524)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May 17
@paigea. I agree. She forgot her hat to shield her from the sun. Oh well.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
4 May 17
@sallypup live and learn. And relearn. I forgot my money when I went to town yesterday.
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@sallypup (28524)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May 17
@paigea Poor you.
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• United States
4 May 17
I hope she makes it. Can she walk that far Lenore? Just asking.
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@sallypup (28524)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May 17
@TiarasOceanView Great question. This is what I discussed with hubby. He gave her the phone number for the cab company and said he'd pay for it. Not sure what she did.
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• United States
4 May 17
@sallypup Okay then. We shall see.
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@sallypup (28524)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May 17
@TiarasOceanView One of the librarians likes to hang out at Safeway. She ended up giving room mate a ride to the library.
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• United States
4 May 17
How long is this roomy going to live with you? I would give her 'walking papers' already!
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@sallypup (28524)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill I don't have an answer to that. She needs to get her neck looked at and then possible surgery and now has nodes on her thyroid.
• United States
4 May 17
@sallypup Sounds like she will be with you a looonnngggg time.
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@sallypup (28524)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill If we move to Oregon, she will have to go to the YWCA.
@alberello75 (18668)
• Genova, Italy
6 May 17
You see, when it comes to walk a lot, well, I'm last in the standings! Cause my health problems, I get tired quickly and I go in tachycardia. The efforts, are not for me! Said this, You are not her mommy!
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@sallypup (28524)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 May 17
@alberello75 Take care of yourself.
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@alberello75 (18668)
• Genova, Italy
6 May 17
@sallypup Of course. Our health is very important
• Banks, Oregon
4 May 17
Hopefully all goes well with her visit and the relative brings her back, but you are right you are not her mommy so it's not really your responsibility.
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@sallypup (28524)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May 17
@chrissbergstrom She's back and all is well.
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• Banks, Oregon
4 May 17
@sallypup That is good
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@Courtlynn (55164)
• United States
4 May 17
I agree. And you helped her enough
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@sallypup (28524)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May 17
@Courtlynn Good to hear from you.
@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
4 May 17
Perhaps her relative will take her one. Perhaps not.
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@sallypup (28524)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May 17
@boiboing Agreed. This town looks huge when you don't have a vehicle to rescue you.
• Eugene, Oregon
11 May 17
Those kinds of situations are always a bit fraught it seems to me.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
5 May 17
Seems to me, her relative should have come to pick her up but that is just me!! But hopefully, it went well since it is now in the past.
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 May 17
Hopefully she'll sort it out for herself.
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@Corbin5 (116025)
• United States
4 May 17
In most cases, we do a person a favor by not making them dependent upon us. Glad she had to handle this on her own.
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
4 May 17
Nice that she can handle herself, and no need to worry as they drop her near the house
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 May 17
she needs to be walking, that's for sure. even if it takes a bit with breaks