This has been a busy week. Our daughter was here for her 30 year class reunion. She brought her 6 year old son (soon to be adopted) and our 20 year old granddaughter (her neice). Brandon is very active and has some behavorial problems which can be distracting. It didn't help that the temperatures were quite hot and he couldn't play outside too much.
On the 4th, our daughter-in-law and their 2 boys (ages 8 and 5) were here. The three boys have scooters and the ramp on my deck is perfect for some fun. The Jaycees in our community sponsor a big fireworks display and we can watch it from our deck. Sharon and Tami had also bought some fireworks for the boys to shoot. It was a fun day.
Ashley, our granddaughter, is a camp counselor for the summer in the town where she lives, so she was a big help with Brandon. She is good with children.
This morning, they got up early and drove home to Kansas and Missouri. It was very sad to see Ashley leave, because she is leaving in August to go to college in Anderson, SC. That is a long way from the panhandle of Nebraska. She is going there because the school has offered her scholarships for track and academics. She is a middle distance runner and should do well for them. She is also very smart and plans to become a middle school math teacher. I am going to miss her terribly.
On Friday, I had to go to a wheelchair clinic because I told my doctor that I couldn't push myself around anymore. My right shoulder and knee are giving me lots of trouble. I told him I want a motorized wheelchair. Well. Medicare makes people jump through hoops to get anything paid for, hence the clinic. Of course, Medicare paid for everyone's time at the clinic, so the hospital gets paid.
End of story, I am getting a motorized wheelchair. I'm hoping it will be here by Thursday, my birthday.