Thank you for your response. I am thinking perhaps everyone is busy with summertime company or other obligations. I know I expect my older sister to come out in August after their daughter's big wedding this month. But I hope they don't! I always feel like I am going to have a nervous breakdown right before their visit...
They always say such irritating things like "you know dad is going to need a wheelchair someday" or "the yard is getting so overgrown" and generally other unhelpful things. Last summer my brother-in-law walked around the yard with clippers pretending to help - ha, ha, ha. I told him we have a chain saw but that didn't register with him (or so he pretended).
But I do know that my siblings would rather put dad in a rest home and sell the house than have him at home being taken care of by me. Therefore, their visits are mostly unhelpful.
However, from past experience, I know that a nursing home would kill dad. In fact he wouldn't even go for a ride with my sister without me along. It may be that he doesn't trust them either. He still is pretty mentally sharp but doesn't talk much due to his last TIA (mini-stroke).
I am going to try the chat room again. Previously I was unable do chats because of my AOL dial-up connection. Now I have high-speed internet service which is better. So, don't be surprised if I pop up there soon...
Thanks Mimi, Glenda