Monday, February 17, 2014

good morning everyone! hope you had a great weekend. we had a good one--rob got the face frame on the cabinet we are building--yet another slightly missed measurement meant he had some tweaking to do, and it looks a bit odd at the moment, but once the cabinet doors are on it will be fine. working some more on the living room paint and so far its looking very nice. planning to finish the largest wall today. it will be a lovely change for spring.
the big news is that my parents decided on the nursing home that is nearest to me for my dad to move in to. they had come down on Friday for a tour and nursing evaluation. my brother and I are very happy with this decision--it was the nicest facility of those we looked at, and my dad is happy about moving back to the town where he grew up. he still has many relatives in the area, and I think just the idea of coming back here was appealing to him. my mom will have to relocate, so that is my next task--helping her find housing. and until that happens the logistics of getting her down here so she can spend time with dad will be a bit challenging, but we will manage. the nursing home is a 5 star facility, completely employee owned and is the only place the home care rep. recommended when we set up their 24 hour in home care. I know several of the people who work in the administration there, and they are all good people. it is less than 10 minutes from my house. this will be a period of adjustment for my dad, but he has consented to go, which makes a lot of things easier. now we just have to make it through the process of getting him there, and then help my mom deal with the change in her life. most of that job will fall to me.
I have had issues with my family over the years, but I look at this as a chance to reset my relationship with my parents. these are the last years of their lives, and I want them to be happy ones. that is what I would wish for myself, so I can do no less for them. its a big adjustment, but one that I am ready to make, and rob is being accepting and supportive. will take awhile for everything to play out--my little post it notes are such a help--every day they remind me to sit down and spark.
got a run in Friday!!!! so I ran two days last week. going this morning if the weather holds --we are supposed to get snow but not until the afternoon.
calling the nursing home this morning to let them know dad's decision, and then making some calls for housing for mom. lots to get done! have a great day!
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    emoticon I am so glad your Dad made a decision and that it's for a place so close to you!! Is your Mom still able to drive and care for herself? I hope you find a place for her as well. You are right in wanting to make these years the best possible ones for them - you are a good daughter!
    2067 days ago
  • JANET552
    I'm so happy your dad has made a decision and you can move forward with living arrangements. The NH sounds awesome. Good luck with finding housing for your mom.

    We are expecting above freezing temps for a couple of days this week so I bet you are too. I hope you get out for at least a couple of runs this week again!!

    emoticon Before we know it, we'll see this!!
    2067 days ago
  • OWLVR54
    It can be a chore making all those changes, but in the end once your mom is settled in, things will be good for you and the family. I know you are happy they both will be close to you, so you can enjoy the time with them. As you said, this is the last years of their lives, they deserve to be happy and also be near family and friends.
    Good luck with the painting, etc. Spring is almost here.
    Have a beautiful Monday and great week.

    2067 days ago
    you are busy!

    hope your week is wonderful!
    2067 days ago
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