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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bob's New Bathroom

The wainscot and tub skirt were made from old "hurricane shutters" found in the attic.


Ceiling Track System

"Independent Lifter" Body Support

Test Run - Strapping in...


And Lift Off!
Today, we will try this thing out for real!  Oh boy... stay tuned...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

We are Here!

And living in a construction zone...



Amid boxes of stuff and I can't find freaking anything!



Our new ramp and porch (still waiting for a roof)
We moved in without the washer and dryer hooked up (yikes!) and with hot water and plumbing issues and electrical issues and I still have a dresser (with all my clothes in it!) and desk stuck in the garage, and painting that hasn't been completed (inside) and so many other things not finished, too numerous to mention ---  jeepers

But we are here! We made it! Not without a lot of tears and stress, but fortunately with the help of a few good friends (including my wonderful realtor) and two, rather disappointing, beer-drinking moving guys...  And don't even get me started on those beer-drinking moving guys who just tossed everything willy-nilly, broke my kitchen table and left a bunch of stuff at the old house which I had to go back and retrieve and didn't even bother to put Bob's hospital bed back together (not to mention left a trail of crushed beer cans in their wake)--- grrrr....

But we made it. And thank goodness for my realtor, Tiffany and her friend, and Jenny (Bob's former nurse) and her friend who helped! Couldn't have done it without them.

Bob made a triumphant entrance to his new house on his new power chair! YAHOO!






Friday, February 13, 2015

Things I'll Miss, Part 5

Our Fireplace


But I won't miss heating with wood ---

Tomorrow is moving day! (Wish us luck!) And I am already bone tired and exhausted and brain dead AND still have last minute packing to do. We now have a nurse coming daily for "wound care" for Bob's butt sore... BUT at least I didn't have to take him to the doctor.

Never a dull a moment here at the Pink House.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Things I'll Miss, Part 4

My Tabula Tree, Blooming in February


I planted this tree from a seed....




5 days until moving day! And now Bob has developed some weird sort of sore on his butt. I saw it and freaked and called for a home health nurse, thinking it was the beginnings of a pressure sore. Turns out, it's not, it's something else. And now the nurse wants me to take Bob to the doctor pronto! And I'm thinking, what? this week???? You've got to be kidding me.

Now I wish I'd never called for a nurse.

Packing up my office today and waiting to hear from the doctor's office.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Things I'll Miss, Part 3

The Phantom Shopkeeper


This mysterious building around the block is mostly vacant, though someone arrives daily and posts a sign reading (for example): "Today is Saturday, February 7th, 2015".

I have never seen this phantom shopkeeper who, I imagine, daily tends the empty shelves and ghostly customers....  though I sometimes see a lone light upstairs at night when I walk the dog...



Seven days to Moving Day!!!!!  GA! And I'm still packing....

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Things I'll Miss, Part 2

The Trailer Park of Broken Dreams


This nearly deserted trailer park, a block and half away, is a quiet, hauntingly reflective place to walk Boomer in the early morning gloom.  I love the twisting streets and the old, abandoned trailers, some which are pretty cool in a quirky retro way. One wonders who lived here, what hopes and dreams they had, and what happened to them...