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Friday, July 18, 2014

Have not been able to motivate myself to write, and am not too enthusiastic about life in general either although I do try to make every day the best day of my life!

Last time I wrote I had this small anxiety about visiting bonus daughter in GOthenburg, in retrospect I realise that it was mostly about driving that far in the heat - but we were very fortunate and it was mostly cloudy or even raining. The drive took about 3,5 hours one direction which meant thast I spent seven hours in my car that day...

Little Lovisa was gorgeous - and far more developed than I had thought:



Doctors say she is completeloy deaf but that canīt be true, she obviously reacts to different sounds and forms the beginning of words herself too. She has hearing aids because it is really important to stimulate the hearing function in her brain but as my bonusdaughter said that she obviously hears, but the quetion is WHAT she hear, that will give the conditions for her ability to speak. But so far the sounds she makes is close to the real word so it will probably be fine. Her eyes are very present and intelligent and her ability to move is progressing - so it will be fine and I am happy that we are in Sweden were social security system has showed it best side - her parents has been able to stay at home as there is a special funding for parents having a severely sick child and they have gotten a lot of special help in rehab exercise, equipment etc.

Doggy went with us and even dared to be close to the baby....

This week the weather has cooled off a little, I have been trying to pick up my good exercise habit again. Bike is still not really fixed, have to do that... but yesterday, walking doggy in the woods I found the first chanterelles! Lovely!



AND motivating me to keep on walking the woods.

I have also been going to the indoor pool – that is also wonderful as it is hardly any people there at all, families go to beaches in the summer so it is nice and quiet and people on vacation probably ease off their indoor exercise...

My toilet started leaking four days ago, it is the tap for waterfilling that got too old which means I could not shut it off completely. My first try to buy a new and replace it did not end well, the new tap did not fit... another tour to the city yesterday taught me that I HAD bought the right tap but lacked one nut for it and then replacing it did not work perfectly either because now it does not fit completely... but the new tap is tight so I can have the main water to the house on without leaking water on bathroom floor... and as I do have one more toilet in the house it all works, but today I have to go and buy another piece of equipment to make it work and I sincerly hope I can install that without having to shorten a tube, a lot of work and I donīt work well crawling around the floors anymore it is very hard for my body... these are the times that I wish I was rich and could just livt the phone and call for a plumber!
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FREGGIE 7/19/2014 5:45PM

    WOW you are a feisty woman, doing your own plumbing. I admire you for it, be it that I too wish you had the money to get a plumber.
That is wonderful that Sweden allows it's parents of sick children to stay home to take care of them. Truly very good.

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NANCYPAT1 7/18/2014 7:30AM

    What a busy time for you - my niece was diagnosed as being retarded and then they realized she was deaf. My sisters and I all knew she was NOT retarded by the reactions to the world around her. She is grown and an amazing gifted young woman. She can do ANYTHING with the love and support of those close to her. You are blessed to have such a delightful bonus in your life.

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JOYINKY 7/18/2014 5:01AM

    Maintaining a house is a challenge and I really admire how much you tackle, successfully. I can do a lot but shy away from plumbing and electricity. Plumbing problems, if they are small, I usually end up living with for awhile; then calling the plumber when I have several small jobs and/or something I can't live with! Nice thing is he usually has all the supplies and makes short work of it in one trip.
You do fit a lot into your days, it's hard to believe that you don't enjoy them more than you seem to relate. I hope that changes for you someday.
Great find on the mushrooms! I envy your walks in the woods but am also thankful I have a walkable neighborhood and some really nice city trails. Life is good. Be well.

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KASEYCOFF 7/18/2014 2:44AM

    I hear you about being able to call a plumber: while there's a certain sense of accomplishment in doing-it-yourself, I will confess to an appreciation of the relief in having someone else getting it done. That I can do it is nice, but not having to - oh, that really is luxury, lol...
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