Saturday, January 24, 2009
This week I knew I would get a new choreworker, since the previous one had to cut down on her hours due to ill health. On Monday, I had a temporary one to take me to my doctor's appointment. However, on Wednesday and Friday, I got my new regular choreworker -- a man. Most tasks are not a big deal, but there is one task that I was a little nervous about -- his supervising my bath. I had asked the supervisor how old he was and whether he was the flirty kind. She said he was in his 50s (she was being kind) and that he was very down to earth -- not flirty at all.
On Wednesday, the supervisor came for her regular review of my case. We had already gotten through the bath. She asked how it went. He said he had been nervous, but it was OK. I agreed. Basically, he only washes my back and my lower legs and feet, and I wash the rest.
We both survived it.
However, he is 70, has cancer of the prostate (poor guy - I have added him to my prayer list), and has had shots to kill his hormones since hormones make cancer grow faster. I asked him how come he is still working. He says he has to, to be able to afford anything. If his health deteriorates more, then he will have to go on medical coupons and possibly food stamps. He does seem to be a diligent worker and very polite. Whew!!!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
This week has been the week of super rains and a good part of W. WA being flooded. A few days ago when I went out to feed my goats and my chicken, there was a little "river" flowing through my yard. The goats were all in their shed since they always seem to suspect that they will melt in the rain. By the next day, the little river was gone, but when I tried to drive into town, a section of the main road was blocked off due to a chunk of the road missing. So now to go to town I have to drive the other way to another road and proceed to town from there. I understand that the county says it will probably take about a month before it is fixed. Agggghhhhh!
However, I am very grateful that my area wasn't hit that badly and that I DO have another route to town -- unlike some others in WA that are temporarily stranded. Fortunately so far there has been no loss of life, though there were some close calls due to mud slides and houses being totally flooded.
My family and I are all safe, Praise the Lord!!! We have been amazed at the recent weather in this area! Even our critters are all safe! I did see a beaver on the news, swimming upstream and looking like it wasn't too sure about this weather!!!
Saturday, January 03, 2009
It has been a big relief to be able to get out and about without getting stuck in snow. This past week, I did a fair amount of it too. Managed to get to the doctor and discovered my fits of coughing are caused by bronchitis. It is beginning to improve by now. (One blessing about the coughing fits is that they caused me to drink LOTS more water!)
I can tell my son in N. Carolina was getting antsy also. His car wasn't working for a few days because of a dead battery and what he found out was a fuse that needed to be replaced. Now he can get out and about also. He has called me pretty frequently during his school break, but I suspect that will be considerably less soon when his classes start up again.
Last night it snowed gently. It was nice to look out and see just a tiny layer of snow. Enough to be pretty, but not so much it would prevent me from getting out tomorrow for church!!!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
For a bunch of days preceding Christmas, it has been snowing in my area -- enough that I haven't been able to drive anywhere! A couple of people with four-wheel drive did manage to get semi-close -- one to deliver some holiday food and the other to deliver my medicine that I wasn't able to pick up. Even they had problems getting back up the road!!!
I was thinking that I would spend Christmas at home with Jesus and my critters. However the night before my son and his wife (who isn't mad at me -- see previous blog) informed me that they would come and get me to take me to the family celebration. They have a front wheel drive. They did come down the road as far as my driveway, but didn't drive into the driveway. I walked out to their car. Then we backed up the road, sometimes fishtailing, so my son would have to go forward and try again. Finally at the top of the hill, he couldn't make it any further, so pulled forward, put on his chains, and then we finally made it!
At my daughter's house, we did have a good time. The "little people" were very excited about their presents. My ex was there with his girlfriend. She looked a little nervous, but was mostly quiet, until some of us asked about her job and her children. Then she relaxed and became more animated. My second daughter and I had bought her presents also, so she wouldn't feel left out.
Later when my son, his wife, his child and I left, he drove me as far as the top of the hill, then walked me down to my house (about 300 feet or so). I am so glad we made it and that things were enjoyable.
Today, a couple of my daughters mentioned to me that their Dad's girlfriend reminds them of me when I was somewhat younger!!! Very amusing, but it seems to be true!
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