I am NOT her Mommy

@sallypup (23325)
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 (21232)
• Canada
4 May
She should be able to handle it so she can do some things that she wants to do
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@sallypup (23325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May
@paigea. I agree. She forgot her hat to shield her from the sun. Oh well.
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@paigea (21232)
• Canada
4 May
@sallypup live and learn. And relearn. I forgot my money when I went to town yesterday.
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@sallypup (23325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May
@paigea Poor you.
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• United States
4 May
I hope she makes it. Can she walk that far Lenore? Just asking.
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@sallypup (23325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May
@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
@sallypup Okay then. We shall see.
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@sallypup (23325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May
@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
How long is this roomy going to live with you? I would give her 'walking papers' already!
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@sallypup (23325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May
@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
@sallypup Sounds like she will be with you a looonnngggg time.
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@sallypup (23325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May
@AbbyGreenhill If we move to Oregon, she will have to go to the YWCA.
@alberello75 (13653)
• Genova, Italy
6 May
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 (23325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 May
@alberello75 Take care of yourself.
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@alberello75 (13653)
• Genova, Italy
6 May
@sallypup Of course. Our health is very important
• Banks, Oregon
4 May
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 (23325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May
@chrissbergstrom She's back and all is well.
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• Banks, Oregon
4 May
@sallypup That is good
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@Courtlynn (54926)
• United States
4 May
I agree. And you helped her enough
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@sallypup (23325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May
@Courtlynn Good to hear from you.
@boiboing (12473)
• Northampton, England
4 May
Perhaps her relative will take her one. Perhaps not.
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@sallypup (23325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May
@boiboing Agreed. This town looks huge when you don't have a vehicle to rescue you.
• Eugene, Oregon
11 May
Those kinds of situations are always a bit fraught it seems to me.
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@BelleStarr (33927)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 May
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 (103838)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 May
Hopefully she'll sort it out for herself.
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@Corbin5 (85139)
• United States
4 May
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 (23368)
• India
4 May
Nice that she can handle herself, and no need to worry as they drop her near the house
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@Jessicalynnt (47938)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 May
she needs to be walking, that's for sure. even if it takes a bit with breaks