Monday, December 30, 2013



For some reason, all the "fur" kids are doing really good right now, even old Energizer Bunny, Pepper.  I'm doctoring Boaz's knee daily, but other than that we don't have a lot of extras to do.  One of the pleasures of winter and a good reason not to complain TOO much about the really cold mornings.  

We are going thru a change with Mother.  She has lived with us for about 1 1/2 years now and it's really been pretty easy..........well except for that eating thing.  I know older people sometimes don't eat much, but she is a challenge.  

A few days ago she fell and was on the floor for sometime before we found her.  She doesn't know how long.  Since then her confidence level has dropped considerably.  The only time she would get out of bed before was to use her bedside potty chair, but that isn't going to happen now.  I really don't blame her, I'm sure that was really scary, but it certainly puts a cramp in my style.  I don't have a social life, but I do need to go to Benson quite often, Tucson occasionally and really need to go to the races.  Well maybe that last one isn't a "have to", but it sure is fun.  

We've hooked up a baby monitor in her room, so we can hear any noise and she has always had a call button that makes a noise like a cuckoo to let us know if she needs something.  So between the two she's pretty well covered when we're here and in the house.  

But we are trying to find someone to come in and be here when we aren't.  lf we lived in town it probably wouldn't be that difficult.  But we don't.  If there were "normal" people living in our area I'm sure we could find someone.  Most of our neighbor's are anti social at best and a little crazy at worst.  I like to say we are the only normal ones, but then again..............are we really........?????  LOL

So the hunt is on.  Just started and actually a couple of "normal" friends that live in the area came by yesterday and had a suggestion that might work out if the young woman is interested.  She's to call me if she is.  She lives less than a mile from us on the next road north, so it would really be convenient. 

The going to town a few hours or an afternoon won't be too bad, but we don't get home from the races until about 2am usually, so we'll have to see if that's works for her.  

Wish me luck.......!!!!


Cindy D. said...

i agree that racing is a need for you. nothing wrong with that. please excuse the bad grammar, typing one handed.

i hope it works out with this gal

Tish said...

One handed, that doesn't sound like a good thing. Hope it doesn't last long.