Iris that is.
My great friend Barb donned her (fake) telemarketing hat and called Iris's house on the pretense of selling her windows. She was in fact on an information gathering mission for me. Would Iris answer the phone? Would the number still even work? Would she be told that Iris had died or was sick or now living in a nursing home?
The number worked and Iris was there. Her windows are less then 10 years old so she wasn't interested in Barb's "pitch". Iris asked her to stop in the middle of it so that she could check on something in the oven, then politely got off the phone.
So I know that she is alive, still living at home and in reasonably good health.
I am relieved to have even this tid-bit of information. Since Madelaine was home (she initially answered the phone) I am presuming that she has not yet found a job. And if she is home all day, every day with Iris, then Iris would not feel that she could safely contact me.
It's still not great, but it is so much better then the unknown. I am not sure of what I will do next, if anything. For now I'll wait, but I'm pretty sure I'll keep checking the obits, just in case.
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