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I'd like to get some wireless security cameras for inside my house. Maybe one inside and outside the front door, backdoor, family room and steps leading upstairs. Small, white, discrete cameras would be nice,
And, I'd like something where I can watch on my phone and or/iPad and record to video for later playback.
Finally, I'd really prefer not to spend a small fortune on this.
Warning - self publicity for free opensource software: You could try TeboCam[^] - which is IP camera compatible.
It won't record video, unless you tweek the code yourself, but it will send you images, stitched into a mosaic, if you want.
You can also upload the images to an FTP site.
You can define an area to monitor or exclude and it allows up to 9 cameras - again tweek the code and you can have as many as you need.
The application is used around 300 times a day around the world - so it does have its uses.
The UI looks a bit military style simple - and there are more parameter than you can shake a stick at, but once configured it does the job well.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
One of my brothers is sick, real sick. He has a tumour in his brain and the constant treatment has left him a shadow of his former self. His last Chemo session was cancelled as his white blood cell level was around 60% of what is needed to take the treatment. Currently he is having 2-3 outpatient every single week.
His wife of 22 years has complained to our Mum that "The constant hospital have left her drained." and asked for help ferrying him to and fro.
I elephant you not. She doesn't want to keep taking her husband to hospital, because it tires her out, so she's asked Mum to step in. This is the same mother who has had a tit lopped off and enough tissue removed to fill at least one leg in treating her own cancer. The same woman my dearest sister-in-law calls a useless baggage. Did I mention my Dad also has regular check-ups for his failing eyes and you guess who bloody well has to take him to clinic.
So my 'useless old baggage' [I will call her this in an affectionate manner] of a mother has, at the age of 77 with failing health of her own, had to step into the breach.
Don't let it annoy you. She clearly must be worn out to even table the suggestion that your mother should step in.
It sounds very stressful for all of you and I really hope the best for you all.
Thankfully you've got this place to vent your frustrations. We're all ears. Are there any charities in your area that may be able to help?
No, she really is a selfish bee-atch. Has been ever since they've been together and the relationship between the family and her have always been frosty. One of her highlights was telling my parents they were wrong to let my other brother move home after he separated from his wife as it was his fault [the ex had an affair] and the ex needed the support not him.
My BIL&SIL had a preterm baby several years ago, who had to stay about 6 months in the hospital after his birth. I agree, this is not the same context at all, even if there were about three months uncertainty about whether if the baby could survive or not, but this meant a good lot of hospital hours each day for both of them alternately, to the point that they had to have a break at some point, no matter how much it was needed for them to be there.
But again, not easy to comment from this side of the screen.
I think words like 'destiny' are a way of trying to find order where none exists. - Christian Graus
Entropy isn't what it used to.
It doesn't address this specific situation, but I'd suggest someone contact McMillan Trust - they can arrange volunteers to help with driving to hospital and loads of similar things through their support network. (They were my favourite charity when I lived in the UK.)
I live in Bangalore, India; there's something called Nightingale Services[^]. I find an equivalent service[^] in the UK. Not exactly the type of service your brother requires, but they may have contacts / references who may provide the kind of service needed. (I am not sure whether Kent is nearby where your brother lives).
Sorry to hear about the whole situation. I am sure it must be difficult for everyone.
It's difficult for me to say whether you should laugh or cry. But what I will say is give her the benefit of the doubt. She may be thinking of the worse case scenarios so often that it is mentally draining her.
As others have stated it is good to at least speak this out to fellow cp'ers (CPians?) who have a sympathetic ear to listen.
You and your family are in my prayers.
"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul."
It's easy to understand your frustration / anger with that. But it is difficult to say anything about the situation. So I won't.
Best wishes for you and your family.
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