Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tuesday 13 Apr 21


 Dinner was Rotini Pasta with meat sauce. Was deliciou

Monday, April 12, 2021

12 April 21,Monday

       Well it's Monday a new week begins. weekend went pretty smoothly, and I'm thankful. Today is fisrt day of my struggle with our taxes. not too worried about them. just that this chrome book can handle the task.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Friday 2 April 21

 Finally saw a squirrel attack the slinky defense.  He bounded from the top of a wood spirit bounced off the bird bath leaped and grabbed the slinky and scrambled up the  slinky. Squirrel wins again.  These critters are really resourceful, can't keep them away from food, but can limit their access. Mom seems to be interested in their activities so their presence is welcomed. Sorta fun to put challenges for them to solve.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Thursday 1 Apr 21

 Two visits from the squirrel nation. The slinky seems to have kept them at bay. Tomorrow of course is another day I saw one guy try to use it to get up the pole but the slinky stretched nearly to the ground he let loose the slinky sprang back and he scampered off to the bushes. so far he hasn't figured it out.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Tuesday 30 Mar 21


 Hamburgers tonight. Today’s fun was setting up a “slinky” around the pole for the suet feeder and the bird feeder. We haven’t seen a squirrel trying to get to suet or bird seed yet. 

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Saturday 27 Mar 21

H by Tortellini for tonight’s dinner. Wyze watch finally arrives. Seems like the big screen lets more message be visible. Good day with changing the hospital bed is really wonderful

Friday, March 26, 2021

Friday 26 Mar 21 Great dinner tonight

 d    Tonight's dinner was delicious, chicken thighs marinated with olive oil salt pepper and paprika cooked 2 minutes a side then simmered for. 20 or so minutes.  Plan to enjoy this evening yesterday was a bit hairy mom never cared for lightning and the thunder  it kept company with. She started to get pretty upset but it didn't get too bad. Today all was calm and very warm. really a welcome one.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Thursday 25 Mar 21h

 The dish washer repair guy came to assess dishwasher problem said it was repairable. He will order pump and spray line. To be back when parts arrive. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Tuesday 23 Mar 21

      Today the doctor will make a telephone visit with Mom at 11:00 AM. Latest adventure is the failure of our trusty dishwasher.  Must call repair guy, he"s been here before,  years ago. We did have the phone visit with Jane's Dr. the follow up is scheduled for 8 weeks from now. 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Saturday 20 Mar 2021

 Well here we are Saturday dinner was chicken , broccoli, cheese dish to which I added some chicken. Later we’ll have some ice cream. 


Friday, March 19, 2021

Friday 19 Mar 21

 The storm that we expected last night went north and west of us, so we were spared. Today is cold and miserable. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Wednesday 17 Mar 21


    Today was a fun day the squirrels have discovered our new feeder and started their offensive. The leap from a near tree branch allowed the little bandit to get to the feeder mounted on the window with suction cups....I cut the branches back. We'll see if that works. These thieves were able to climb the pole holding the suet feeder. I put some oil on a piece of paper towel  and rubbed it on the pole, He was having a problem of sliding down from any progress he made. Dinner was  meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas and gravy. ice cream later.

Tuesday

 Finished the chicken and noodles. Not much happening. quiet day and night.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Monday 15 Mar 21

 Yesterday's dinner was cold barbecued chicken potato salad. Tonight the chicken was back on the table this time with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and asparagus.We get a lot of mileage out of a Harris Teeter chicken.  Things are going pretty well. that window bird feederwassuction cupped to Mom's widow so seeing the birds is close up.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Saturday, 13 Mar 21

       Well our bed is working out very nicely gets Mom sitting a little more upright, makes for easier swallowing. and eating in general. Ordered a window bird feeder for Mom's window. the one in the kitchen area has been invaded and lost to the Squirrel Nation.We finished a neighbor's casserole of chicken and broccoli  .and rice. Tonight's dinner has not been decided on yet. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Wednesday 10 Mar 21

 Today is special, a hospital bed was delivered and setup. This is a big plus, even sliding Mom from our bed over to the hospital bed was done with relative ease. The ability to have mom sitting up to eat and other things. I have to the uses of the bed's attributes. Right now I'm delighted to have it. Some things were really getting a little difficult to handle and are now much easier.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Tuesday 9 Mar 21

 Good news , this morning heard that a hospital bed will be delivered to our house this  will really help Mom. we'll be able to sit her up and that'll make eating easier and safer. Tonight was a shrimp cocktail and chicken pot pie.Heels to play in ACC tournament tomorrow. It's Notre Dame  and Wake Forest tonight.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Monday, 8 Mar 21

The week end was  a quiet one. Today I may hear about getting that bed for mom. Beautiful morning,  got to start the pill parade and get going here. At .10:00 groceries are coming in from Walmart. Also getting some furniture sliders. Sunny and still a little cool today.

    So a hospital bed has been arranged for from some where in Durham. The Nurse at the internal Medicine Facility said bed people will call just before they bring bed over. Just a few things to be moved to make way for the bed. I was able to get sliders under the bed using a car jack, then slide the bed to the left, making room for the new bed.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Thursday, 4 Mar 21

      I was able to get to the Friday center for my second shot of the vaccine. Mom was confined the her bed. At the Center I asked about the possibility of having Mom's second shot delivered.After getting back home OI got word from one of the doctors at at the center that he could deliver the  shot to Mom on the way home.great news from not being able  to get her up to having this doctor volunteer this gift. I also called Dr. Kylstra's office hoping to get a hospital bed in here for Mom. They'll call back tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tuesday 2 Mar 21

 Cooler today, sun breaking through here and there.  our neighbors got over to Costco today and picked up their Italian sausage and pasta casserole. Started on one today.  Mom still not able to sit up in bed, prospect of moving her to car and to Friday center on thurs day is not good. plan is to get me to shot #2 and have Janes shot delivered.Need to check on a new bed that'll sit mom up so she can be more comfortable.

Monday, 1 Mar 21

 Today was the last of the pot roast. My heels lost to Syracuse by a couple  of points. I wrote this out yesterday but some how lost the post. Mom still not very active. 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday 28th Feb


 Today was gorgeous nearly 70 ,  though cloudy the temp was wonderful.  Mom is starting to drift downward on the bed so her feet were starting to hang over the foot board.She would not let me pull her up higher, I was worried with mom drifting further down on the bed. i was luck to be able to slide a card table between the box spring and the foot board. sorta formed a platform at her feet. then I was allowed to pull her up higher. I'm a little concerned about if we can get to our second covid shot.  Dinner tonight was rotisserie chicken and potato salad, mine had a pickle.

Saturday

 A quiet day mom’s sleeping a lot. She said she said she wasn’t hurting so I let her rest dinner was The heels beat Florida State. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wednesday 24 Feb 21


Today is beautiful, sunny and heading for warm. pot roast for dinner tonight Finally the weather is getting nicer. sat outside for a while. put another block of suet in the feeder

After dinner while I was clearing the dishes and running the dish washer I noticed mom was standing near the bed before I got there she slide off the bed to the floor. I couldn’t get her up onto the bed. She insisted that I not call EMS. She really got upset with the prospect of the ambulance people coming here. Made her a bed on the floor will see what happens in the morning. Long day today. EMS checked mom out and lifted her onto the bed