So much going on here. My house had many showings, but no one made an offer. I had a bad feeling that the $500 paint job I paid to paint the garage door and window frames, that had went really bad, flaking up in 3 months, was the problem. I think as soon as people saw it they decided the home was not taken care of. So, I had went and scraped it all off and repainted (in my free time). First people who looked at it after I re-painted it, put in an offer. After some dickering, we accepted an offer and hope it all goes thru and this part of our lives will be history.
No more of me going there after Bob goes to bed and working from 12:30-4:30 am (makes getting up really hard!). It will be great to have one home to worry with.
One night as I tucked Bob in, I was trying to tell him something about how he should do something. He groggily replied that he was just lucky to be alive. The next morning when I got him up on the side of the bed, he slowly said... 'I think you should know that I'm barely holding on'. Me, 'what!?' and he repeats the same thing. I say, 'what's wrong, are you sick, are you in pain' feeling red alert hit me. He screams at me, "I'm barely holding on". Realizing his aphasia was not going to allow more, I quickly stood up in front of him to see if I could get some kind of reading from his body language... BINGO.... he was barely holding on.... about to slide off the side of the bed!
I have been looking at language apps on youtube that use the Ipad or Ipod touch, there are so many, from free to $10, $40, or $150. I want them all! Ha, ha, still can't decide on Ipad or pod touch.
Along with everything else, it is grass mowing season, and I've been very busy. The Friday before Mother's day, I mowed the grass on high and low gear because it was so high, and had to mow again on a med setting, but had to stay on low gear because there was so much clumps of grass it was picking up. Then Sunday I got a Blk & Decker weed eater, electric, I think 6.2amp. I'm glad I didn't get the 7amp it was heavier. I like never having to worry about gas nor batteries. I looked at the batteries and asked how long they lasted and the guy said a good 20 minutes of continuace use... uh.... I used it 3.5 hours on that Sunday and 2.5 Monday, to get it all done. I would have went thru a whole bucket of expensive batteries! I really like it. I trimmed the dreaded Barbery thorn bushes with it yesterday.
Bob's improving just a little bit in his ability to read, I hope to God that keeps up, it would give him a whole new world of satisfaction. We have a million books, something there was never time to do, but we'd take them off the shelf and leaf thru them and think, I GOTTA read this one day. Also, the living room is the one with the fireplace, and we used to read in there. Now there's nothing to do in there, since he can't read! So no sitting by the fire this winter
Oh my mom had another cardiac event. It was about 1:30am one night and I was just about to go to bed, when the phone rang. It's never good when that happens. She said she'd called 911 and I ran out to the emergency room to where it would go. The nurse in the ER had a meltdown on us and flipped out, totally unbelievable. Anyway, I left there at 6am, once she was in a room and settled, and went back to get a couple hours sleep and then get Bob up. Went back that around 1pm till evening when sister came. She is home again and doing ok, so disaster averted for now.