My list of stuff:
Taking Zenith to the vet, three times. (Our house call vet is on medical leave.) Zenith's been vomiting daily. $900 in vet bills later, they still don't know what's wrong with her -- stress, maybe? From the move? We are still waiting for some of the test results. Meanwhile, the vet said she's dehydrated and prescribed a "drinking fountain" for her. So add to my list of stuff:
Researching/finding/buying/setting up a cat drinking fountain. This one is from "Thirstycatsfountains.com" and I ordered it because it's not only functional but attractive....
|Cat drinking fountain and a meditating Ripley.|
But, of course, both cats ignore it -- except Ripley, who likes to sit by it -- perhaps he thinks it's a meditation fountain....
And -- finding/buying/installing a window box on the house. There were old (original) brackets on the house for a window box, but the box was long gone. Contractor originally told me that he would build one, but then told me it "wasn't included". So, took me awhile to find one that fit...
|My window box! Fits perfect!|
Finding/hiring a painter, picking out paint colors, trying out sample paint colors and buying 32 gallons of paint!
|Samples of our PINK house colors!|
And the list of stuff continues, including --
Getting Bob enrolled back into therapy. The therapist loves Bob's new wheelchair and utilizes the tilting position for exercises, especially for "gravity pull" on his neck muscles.
|Back to therapy!|
And, also on my list of stuff -- add, taking the van to the body shop for repairs after I introduced it to the telephone pole in the alley, and while the van was in the shop, spending a whole darn day waiting for the wheelchair transport to get Bob to his doctor's appointment. Of course, that day, the transport company's computers were not working and it pouring rain. He had a 1:00 appointment and we didn't get home until 5. Made me really, really appreciate the Bobmobile!
And add to that, I lost my freaking checkbook -- I kid you not. Had to report to the bank, have the account "frozen" and daily check that bank balance. Still hasn't turned up and I have turned this house upside looking for it.
Add to that all the internet problems with Verizon --- and the hours on the phone with that --
Add to that, unpacking boxes and setting this house in order -- and doing a little decorating:
And still a lot of unpacking/decorating/etc. to do...
And add all the usual caregiving stuff --
And then add, last but not least, haggling with the darn contractor over things that were done wrong, things not working right including the water heater AND a/c for the garage apartment, things not finished, roof leaking, and I'm still waiting for a bathroom door for Bob's bathroom and a battery for the generator -- then he tries to charge me $1500 for something he originally told me would be a "freebie"--I won that fight, but I tell you -- I am tearing my hair out...
I've been a busy gal. Hoping things will settle down soon...