This week I’ve got 3 random things running around in my head to share with you. It’s going to be a bit . . . stream of consciousness and maybe even a little whiny, I think . . . so buckle up.
- Dale is doing well. His leg is healing and PT comes twice a week and he is making progress. There is swelling in his foot and it’s a challenge to get him to lay down on the couch each day and raise it above his heart. He’s a guy who is generally very active and this forced inactivity isn’t easy for him. Other challenges include sleeping (we’ve switched sides in bed to protect his broken leg and I’ve adjusted to that easier than he has), showering in a chair without flooding the bathroom, and maneuvering through our very old house with the aid of a walker or wheelchair (I pick things up and put them down a lot). Still. It’s pretty much all good, particularly when I consider the other scenarios I could be facing.
- I am discovering daily just how much work Dale did around this house. Because he spent several hours at home each day while I was at work he did the laundry and emptied the dishwasher. He also took care of all things outside like trash and recycling, filling the bird feeders, and pretty much all of the yard work. He got heavy stuff for me. He cleaned up the kitchen after dinner. And, he took pretty good care of himself, too. Now I am doing all of my own stuff plus all of his stuff plus doing the things he can’t do to care for himself. In other words, I am tired.
- We discovered on Tuesday that the freezer in our garage stopped working. It had only happened a short time before we realized it, thankfully, so most everything was able to be saved. My immediate thought was, no big deal, I’ll just call our local appliance store and have them deliver a new one. Well, friends, guess what? Freezers are the new toilet paper. That’s right, there isn’t a freezer to be found as apparently they are in great demand during a pandemic. I’m not sure I understand the logic in that but it does put us in the rather unfortunate situation of having to replace something we’ve always had and being unable to do so because now all the cool kids (see what I did there?) want to have a freezer.
And that’s where I’m at this Thursday. Finding time each day to write a blog post is still a little challenging so if you don’t always see a new post from me, please don’t worry, just know that I’m busy and occasionally overwhelmed.
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