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April 12th, 2011 at 01:39 pm

I paid my property taxes today - $1,306.72. It went up $40 from last year, but the state government swears taxes didn't increase. Oh, but the mill levy increased, which increases your taxes, but taxes themselves didn't increase. Just like the taxes on car licenses didn't increase, but the fees went up $30/vehicle. They all think we're stupid.

Last night when I took my trash out for pickup I saw the neighbor lady lying on the sidewalk across the street. I asked if she was hurt and she said she wasn't sure. She's a small lady and she wanted me to help her stand to see if she could. I got behind her and picked her up, but she couldn't stand. I told her I has a roller chair I could get and we could roll her into her house and she said ok. When I came back, she thought she was pretty hurt, so I asked if she wanted me to call someone. She said her grandson lived in the unit on the corner, so I went and got him. He put her in the chair and took her inside her house. I figured I was just in the way at that point and went back to my house, telling him he could bring the chair back when they were thru with it.

I hear the ambulance show up in about 5 minutes, very fast. After awhile it left and he brought the chair back. He said they thought she dislocated her hip and they were taking her to the hospital for surgery. She's probably in her 70's.

Today while mom and I were walking I saw the grandson's wife talking to some people and stopped to ask her how the lady was. Turns out she broke her hip and is having surgery today. That's not good when you're that old.

An awful lot of people are falling down right now. I had my fall about a month ago and yesterday mom tried to fall twice on our walk. Mom said some lady came into curves with one whole side of her face black and blue from a fall on concrete. It's weird how once you hear about something it seems to happen more frequently.

I finished reading my book Wolfsbane by Patricia Briggs. Sci/Fi - very good.

3 Responses to “property tax”

  1. laura Says:

    That was nice of you to help. Had to make me laught though - having an image of you with your rolling chair. My best friend had to be pushed up an embankment on a refrigerator dolley after she took a spill and couldn't move (think Hannibal Lector). Hopefully your neighbor will be able to recover after the hip surgery, rehab from that isn't fun!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    She was very fortunate that you found her. I hope she will come through the surgery well.

  3. M E 2 Says:

    My paternal grandmother fell and broke one of her hips when she was in her early 80's after she had recovered from that, she fell and broke her other hip. The doctor actually warned my dad that the chances of her surviving the surgery itself were about 50/50. She came thru fine and lasted a few more years.

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