I really feel for you right now. I’ve had my mom for over a year, though for five mos. I got a break and put her in a private home, big mistake. I’ve had her back now for nearly a month. Nights are bad, she wakes up and thinks I have alligators in my house and last night we had killers in the house. Not sure if the bad dreams are part of sundowners or not but she has mass confusion after dinner. Never doubt your decision, it’s best for your dad and family, you may feel guilty that’s normal but trust me if your happy with her care then she’s in ther Right place. Right now we are currently waiting for a new memory care to open, sometime in July. Bi hope I can last that long. Good luck to you.
Living in Baltimore and own a retreat in Montana? Congratulations! You better leave early, or be a pilot. Storing up sick and vacation days that can be used at the last minute can be key. There may be times that the handwriting is appearing on the wall, and those days are used several times over a few years on events that don’t materialize, thus allowing a return to life as normal without quitting a job after acting in haste. First, its great training and dry runs always pay off later. One day, it’ll pay off as the collapse deepens quickly and you’re a day ahead of the stagnate freeways filled with zombies, rather than seconds too late. One day, the event may be upon us in a spit second, but all that training pays off in a well executed bug-out mission. One never knows, but that’s half the fun of being a Prepper, right?