Mom is showing more and more signs that her mind isn't what it used to be and she is beginning to show some severe problems. It is beginning to look like we are going to have to take some steps that we really don't want to take. Dad does not appear to be in any immediate danger but he is showing signs that he isn't feeling well either, above and beyond being paralyzed. I am almost certain that this will be the last Christmas with both of my parents, even though I think I said that last year too. I guess it doesn't hurt to be aware of the possibility.
One possible bit of good news is that I just might wind up in possession of the house I grew up in. The house is old and not in the best of shape, but it includes about nine acres of land which I am much more interested in. It is uncertain at this point because there a couple of issues that need to be settled first and it will be March at the soonest before I occupy it, if it happens at all.