Just a quick update as to what is going on in our lives...here goes.
Well, we now have an empty nest. So far, it hasn't been too bad. It is a bit of an adjustment getting used to the silence, but I think Lisa and I are starting to enjoy it. The kids are doing fine in their apartment in Minneapolis except for the boredom of being by themselves more. I keep telling them that it will pass with time once school gets going but what do I know, right? The big move went well and I have been down there a few times and everything looks good.
I recently purchased a wheelchair van with a Braun lift for Lisa. I, as is customery for caregivers, have been having some back pain and the van has been a big help relieving some of the strain on it. I got such a great deal on it and have only needed to sink a small amount of cash into it that it has already paid for itself. I just hope it can survive a tough Minnesota winter.
Lisa had one incident. She was driving her electric wheelchair up our sidewalk and went off the concrete. Her and the chair went elbows over tea kettle into the grass. She wasn't hurt, more shaken than anything. It's scary when things like that happen. But, the chair broke. The seat would not lock into position. One quick call to the repair shop and it's good as new.
I recently played golf in a charity golf tournament in honor of a person who passed away at the hospital when Lisa was there. We spent so much time together in the waiting room that you really get to know the other families involved. It was good to see all his brothers again.
Other than that, it has been a beautiful summer so far. For now, things are status quo.