I started my day as usual, with coffee, and read my blogs, the smell of hot coffee must have been just too much for Sis to take, as I was surprised by her inching into the the kitchen on her walker, she is progressing well getting out of bed yesterday to come in the kitchen for a meal, and she also spent a little while at her desk working on her PC, she does book work for a construction company and didn’t want to get to far behind. Although she is not allowed to put any weight what so ever on her foot or twist it, she can hold it up and move very slowly in the walker. Of course her medication limits her time before she is tired and needs a nap. My nurse duties are pretty easy just act like a drill sergeant and make sure she has her water and medication, and prepare meals and bring them to her if she wants them in bed, of course I have to empty the potty, and just be around so she doesn’t attempt to much to soon or in case of a fall.
I do have a couple of pictures I took from an overlook on PA Rt. 307 looking down at the city of Scranton, the top one an overview, and the bottom a short telephoto of the same scene showing the Railroad Station, now a fancy hotel and the downtown area.
We had a visitor the other night, Michelle, Wendy’s next door neighbor came over to see how she was after her hospital stay, Michelle is the same age as Adam (9) she is a wiz at the Wii game getting 1000 points in no time, don’t ask about my score. She asked if while I was in Scranton I wanted to be her Grandpa Sam, How could I decline an offer like that, so I asked her if she would like to attend a pizza baking class and she said yes, so I told her to call her Mom and get permission and then when she had the pizza baked they could come over and feast on it. Of course they said yes so in the kitchen we went. Michelle did the work while I gave the lessons.
Michelle at start of class.
Michelle’s Graduation Picture.
Of course the pizza turned out great and the next morning I gave her a Certificate of Merit for successfully completing the course, she said it was going on her dresser in her room.Maybe she’ll go easier on me next time we play Wii.
In two weeks I plan on asking her to go on the steam train ride with me so I’m not lonesome. Her Mom & Dad have already said it is okay and they said she will be thrilled. Kid’s are neat aren’t they.
Hey Rigg’s I talked to Adam on the phone and he said he is being good and doing his homework like he should, I hope your being good for Mom too.
Oh yes, a little progress report, Neighbor Earl ( Michell’s Dad) and his brother-law came over and between the three of us and some wire testing we got the furnace working, it has a bad valve , but we were able to get it bypassed and now it will last until it is replaced, it does buy us some time to arrange to get the funds for replacing it. but we now have heat here in the old house.
Not much else for today. A couple of my blogger friends are leaving soon for the southland and warmer weather. I hope someday to follow them. Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.