Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Summer's end

This has been a bittersweet year for us. My father passed away on Father's Day. He lived to celebrate his 90th birthday on April 20. He had lived with us for the past 18 years, but the final year he lived at Edgewood Manor. It is an adult family home. They took wonderful care of him. Just after dad died, my favorite uncle, my mother's brother, became ill and died three weeks after dad. It is hard to lose those you love, even though I know we will all be together as family once again. I hope they are all having a good time together, freed from the limitations of their physical bodies.

On another note, we also lost Karl the peacock this summer. He just disappeared one day. We miss his afternoon visits to our patio door.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Native American Quotes, Native American Wisdom Sayings : Pearls Of Wisdom

Native American Quotes, Native American Wisdom Sayings : Pearls Of Wisdom:
"When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

Cree Prophecy"

Reminds me of what is happening in the Gulf at this time.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Emergency Room Visit

Have you been to the ER lately? We were there yesterday from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. with our dad. I read where the average ER wait time is 2.5 hours, well not here! Everyone in Eastern Pierce Co. was at the ER yesterday. Every chair in the waiting room was full. All the rooms were full, gurneys lined the hall. More and more sick people kept coming and so did ambulance after ambulance. The doctors and nurses were busy, busy, busy. One poor lady arrived by ambulance after being turned away at 3 other hospitals. Many of the people looked like they did not have a real "emergency", but probably had no insurance. There are a number of "urgent care" clinics in the area. I have been to several and the wait has not been long. However, some do not take medicaid and/or medicare. Lots of people in the ER looked medicare age (as is my dad at almost 90). Dad survived the long wait. A prescription was written and he was sent on his way. When I took him to the urologist today, the doctor was less than pleased that a urology consult had not happened at the ER. I think the ER doctor may be getting a call.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Peacock Pictures

Karl and Wild Thing enjoying another afternoon together. Sometimes they will nap side by side, separated by the slider.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Blog Review

I just finished reading all my previous blog posts. I'm not sure if I will post to this blog another year, although it is fun to read what we have been doing. Stay tuned...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Nathan's bathroom

The shower accommodates Nathan's shower wheelchair and the pipes under the sink are covered to meet ADA standards.

More remodel photos

Master bathroom custom cabinet, shower, and jacuzzi walk-in tub.