What an incredibly exhausting trip! And who knew she'd find something the first time we went up there! The first day was full of Dr. appointments, and an xray on her foot, but the second day...
We started at 9:00 a.m. and went to look at 5, yes, FIVE different independent living places. They ran the spectrum from the most beautiful, elegant establishment, all the way down to a dark hole.
Here's what I learned, the dark hole is asking almost as much money as the beautiful place. Also, prices are pretty negotiable!!! One place, the most gorgeous started a conversation on the phone like this:
Me: Do you allow pets?
Him: How big is your pet?
Me: She's a fat cat.
Him: Oh yes, she can come.
Me: Oh good, is there a (cat) deposit?
Him: Yes, twenty thousand dollars.
Me: For a fat cat?
Him: Ooooh, no. It's a move in fee.
Me: Well, she can't do that.
Him: Okay, we'll waive that.
Me: Thank you.