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Sep. 17th, 2017 11:09 pm
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I checked in on the elderfolk today. My grandmother is doing very poorly. She broke her hip several months ago, and although they were able to put the joint back together, she is bedridden and in a great deal of pain. She has become depressed and is done with life. I can tell this is weighing on my dad. And it's weighing on me, too, because she was a kind lady when I met her last year and I hate to hear that she is suffering like that.

Also, they have apparently taken my parent's next door neighbor to live at a nursing home. She was in her early 70s and was always a bit of a crackpot and a hoarder, but apparently she had totally gone off the deep end recently. She had been spending eight hours a day at the local pizza place complaining to anyone within earshot that none of her kids wanted to visit (like I said, her house is packed with boxes and junk). Her husband died probably 20 years ago. I don't know what's going to happen to the house, because it's such a mess.

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In lighter news, my dad was surprised to hear that Paul McCartney was still touring at his age (obviously, dad doesn't follow music closely). I found a few clips from recent concerts on YouTube to show him.

And mom wasn't in nagging mode like she was last weekend. We cooked a bunch of chicken, and she gave me some to take home.

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Sep. 12th, 2017 10:59 pm
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- Yesterday was my birthday. I took the day off from work, had a doctor's appointment late in the morning, bummed around most of the rest of the day, and then treated myself to a concert. Speaking of which...

- If you've never seen Paul McCartney live, do yourself a favor and get tickets the next time he comes around. The guy puts on a phenomenal three hour show. This was easily one of the best concerts I have ever been to. For a guy in his mid-70s, the guy has an incredible amount of energy.

The songs were from all over his career, from his Beatles days, his Wings days, and his solo records. Most of it was from the 60's and 70's, but he included a few songs from the 80's to his recent stuff.

Also, the Prudential Center in Newark has surprisingly good acoustics for a sports stadium.

- Mom is still trying to treat me like a five year old. I'm still not letting her. Stay tuned as an unstoppable force collides with an immovable object.

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