Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Day After the Storm – Generators at the ALF

Like a lot of people, I live in an area that had wind warnings and flood warnings last night.  For us, the “Superstorm” wasn’t expected until later than many as we are not in a coastal area.  We still had … Continue reading

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Lunch Out with Dad on a Beautiful Day

A few days after I had to take dad to the doctor in the rain, the sun came out and the temperatures were way above average.  I was visiting dad and told him how beautiful it was out.  I suggested … Continue reading

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Another Sunday Family Visit at the Assisted Living Facility

Today when I went to visit dad, my son and grandson were already there with him.  In addition, dad’s lady friend “Mary” was back seated by his side, and two other ladies were in the lounge too.  Little George was … Continue reading

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Dad Returns for his Checkup

I took dad to see one of his specialists this past week.  It was raining hard when we went and we were soaked just getting inside.  Dad had a good exam and doesn’t need to be seen again for another … Continue reading

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Becoming More Like My Mother

There is much I have always admired about my mother.  She was the one who took care of the banking and bill paying.  She planned ahead for large medical expenses and secretly saved enough to cover the bills (because dad … Continue reading

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Chairs and the Elderly

When I was moving mom and dad to assisted living, I had to replace their living room chairs they had because they were worn out.  At that time someone told me (don’t remember if it was a nurse or even … Continue reading

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Health Checkup and Discussion of Dad’s Health

I saw my physician the other day for my annual checkup and to continue follow up to some chronic issues.  We talked about my blood labs and the fact that many of my blood tests were not in the normal … Continue reading

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