Sorry it’s been quiet so long. Things have been really busy. As many of you know we left Penn Yan for the warmer weather of Florida. Jim’s brother, Chuck, came up and drove the motor home for us. He was awesome help getting ready to go. Then did a stellar job driving the “big rig”, which he’d never done. Then helping unload everything here, put the coach away (after a bath in 40 degree weather) AND helping get the Christmas decorations down from the attic. The man is tireless. I needed a nap after all the work he did!
The trip went pretty well with a two day stop to see Jim’s folks and another two days with his daughter. We got home to find a party going on in the house. Our taxi way neighbors had opened the house for us, turned on the heat (it was cold the night we got home) filled the fridge with dinner, breakfast and lunch and had a ton of balloons. All of our neighbors have been wonderful. From visits to dinners to ramps to Christmas cookies they have been so kind to us.
We’ve adapted the downstairs to accommodate Jim (as much as we can) and he’s getting around pretty well. I got him a ramp to get from the pool room to the dining room/kitchen area, so he has pretty much freedom. If he wants to go to the living room, it’s only one step and I can get his chair down that. He’s in seventh heaven since we took the door off the bathroom (so his chair can get in there) and now has free access to the shower. I didn’t know anyone could stay in the water that long!
We went for an evaluation at physical therapy on Thursday and are set up with sessions three times a week–for now. It could go up, but their schedule needs to ease before we can get in more. We’re lined up for wound care and he has seen his doctor, so we’re in pretty good shape.
We thank you all for your caring and good wishes and hope you have a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas.