Well, well, well.
It's time to face the fact that my care needs are not as minimal as I want to believe, that it's time to call in some paid help. My long term care insurance MAY allow me to engage a part-time aide prior to retirement but, if it doesn't, I'll find the money somewhere. What's a couple of hours a few nights a week, anyway?
I'll still pursue the Share the Care idea; having an aide will make it easier to fill in blanks. As well, an aide can help with things I am not comfortable asking others to do.
Even though this new chapter is negative because I've progressed to a point where I need more help, it's really a positive.
13 hours ago