Another week has passed. Everyone and everything is now more ancient than they were last week, including ongoing problems, medical matters and this humble site. Those ongoing problems are reaching a new low. The lady that was going to provide a little aide stuff landed in the hospital, the advocacy people weren’t answering email and a strange man came to the door on Saturday around noon and insisted he was a person to do those aide jobs. He was totally unexpected and wouldn’t leave.
Since next Monday’s Memorial Day, assorted scheduling changes are already in play. On Friday the Lunch Lady brought things for two weeks even though her visits are nowhere near holiday time. The food truck is not coming until the Saturday after; plans for other food to run through the nearly two weeks need arranging. The mixed up Avon orders are due this week. Some sorting of Avon is still needed. The Security Check lady may have developed a medical problem. That is not certainty.
Older Friend did come by yesterday. At least there are basic supplies available, the trash got hauled out, the plants were watered and he switched the scooter batteries. There has, of course, been little done beside just getting through each two minutes of each hour awake. If Older Friend can make time at some time the food situation may be better; and, it’s the one bright spot in what looks like a frenzied time ahead. That’s not all, of course, but there is only so much space here.
May everyone’s Memorial Day turn out to be good.
Young Friend managed a visit this week; the rent money orders for May are safely in hand. He might manage to come a second time this month, he said. He will be badly missed when he at last has a chance to follow his dream of a career in the U.S. Navy. That should happen by the end of the year. A lady was interviewed to be a new Helping Lady. She seemed interested, but it is not all cut and dried. She had to cancel her first visit. This month’s inspection for pests (bugs) was done.
The telephone (cell phone) got a lot of use again for various offices this time most of which wasn’t worth the effort. The mention here is only because it was done. Older Friend as is usual these days watered the plants and brought some supplies for the week. This time he also got the prescription for the inhalant gizmo, the only prescription that’s really used. So the monthly stuff is covered including a payment for the cell phone. Avon is due this week, the food truck next Monday.
Health-wise things were quite bad over the weekend (Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday). The doctor is supposed to come around near the end of the month. Among other things, energy seems to be waning. If it doesn’t clear up, a drastic change (like moving to a different type of housing) is in mind. The place underfoot doesn’t maintain some services (like security checks are from the outside world). There has been no chance for the likes of good links or “The Project” in this week.
Happy Easter to all.
Wednesday was birthday number 81. One grandfather, and he be all that is known, lived longer. He lived to be 82. It is a scary thing to outlive parents at times. If they died due to natural causes one would have to wonder. A grandparent’s but one fourth of one. Young Friend’s people visited and brought fresh flowers, some gifts and a little cake. The flowers are still alive. The cake, of course, is all gone. There were a few cards as well from unexpected people like office staff.
While what might be called “close in” folks made the birthday nice, there are and were problems beyond, like aide stuff. A really nice offer was made by Advocacy Lady to do some of the more important errands and more this week. She’s supposed to come by tomorrow for that. Older Friend put in extra time as well as his usual Sunday visit again. Lunch Lady will not be coming this week as she is taking vacation time for important personal matters (she did bring eggs). The Avon came okay.
Today was food truck day. It was most timely that he brought some extra bags with the order (as he sometimes does). Every week one is needed and what was around was all gone. (That’s considered last of the birthday gifts.) On the whole, things were extremely hectic throughout the week with some confusion about banking stuff. The “sick leave” sign almost got posted for today’s message. Avon had to go by email again. There’s been another big round of telephone calls to vital offices.
Old age can lead to slow thinking.
The great inspection is over. The spot underfoot wasn’t one picked for a check this time. Computer choice is what tells the person where to go. It was a worry since the bathroom’s one place in need of a cleaning. Reviews take place several times a year by different authorities. With that out of the way, there might be more peace for a time. The search for a helper, of course, goes on with no reply yet from the ads or agency-type requests, and no contact from Helping Lady.
The Avon item was shorted. It wasn’t essential. As nothing was delivered, a new order (sometimes it is important needs, but sometimes it’s other stuff) went by email which saves on writing it out. Food truck was due today. The Lunch Lady’s visit brought eggs again. An emergency (of sorts) developed with the possible “great” visit and another agency scheduled visit for Thursday. Evaluations and reviews can make people nervous wrecks. On Friday Older Friend rescued things.
The winter’s about over and there’s been no snow, apart from some few flakes a few times that melted immediately. It’s a scary idea to think it will be a very hot summer. Old folks don’t do well if it is hot. (They don’t necessarily do well even if it isn’t hot. Saturday was typical for that. Light bulb replacement amid the plants from the scooter isn’t very easy, took much effort.) It is also Presidents’ day; what’s been up in the lobby spaces is St. Patrick’s Day stuff.
There is such a thing as being too early.
Young Friend came by on Friday and did a bunch of fundamental and important stuff, mostly errands including getting a phone card, money orders for the rent payments due in March and the mail sitting at the post office, which was more than a week’s mail. He thinks he might be able to come again this month, a possibility, not a certainty. At least those important items are out of mind for a few weeks. Career wishes exist for him and should he leave he’ll be seriously missed hereabouts.
Lunch Lady came as expected. Older Friend also came not only when expected but also additionally. Advocacy Lady sent note saying she could not do much for another two or so weeks. As long as little personal time is used there, it probably won’t matter. No word has come from Helping Lady, and there’s been nothing from the in-house ads. However, other stuff’s in the works. On the bright side, the lady doing the laundry before now is back doing it. The cast is off the arm she broke.
Avon comes this week, and there’s the inspection mentioned in the post two weeks ago. The sick leave notice is expected to land here almost daily as there’s a state of forgetfulness in play that’s downright scary. That may be because of too many details to remember about things recently. A new “check off” list is being created but it’s a confused mess. There’s also been increased tiredness with a need for rest during the day, which may be tied to it. Run, as something is forgotten.
Happy Valentine’s day to everyone.
Young Friend did manage to come on Tuesday. He may even come again before the end of the month. He not only got some cash and the February rent payments, he also got some prescription for the month. The doctor also came. He’s not expected back for a month to six weeks. The Advocacy Lady came to see some papers, and she picked up the post office mail (extra service there). The HVAC unit malfunctioned. The manager looked and said it couldn’t be fixed. It’s to be replaced eventually.
Lunch Lady was early (it had to happen sooner or later) so it was necessary to get the receipt signed in the bathroom. She had some more eggs, ready to eat. Older Friend was unable to help much. He did come by on Saturday although ill, and took out the trash as well as brought supplies. He even said then that coming to the place yesterday was out as he felt too ill (his people didn’t have his services last Sunday either), but anyway he came. There may be another possible helper, too.
Saturday and yesterday were both terrible, with most of those days spent just getting cleaned up, and one other day was not good. It may be worry over things such as the HVAC, it being January after all. It might also be the weather as it’s been mostly dreary, rainy days. For Martin Luther King, Jr. day a day off for the office, so any concerns turning up have to be put off until tomorrow. Older Friend brought some nice gifts yesterday, a Christmas plant and another very special kind.
Snowless Januarys aren’t very nice.
Indeed, the new year is here. Thanks to Older Friend laundry got done. Thanks to Distant Friend a calendar with numbers a person on a scooter can see is on the wall. On Wednesday two ladies who may help with the missing aide service came to see about the situation. Avon came on Thursday as expected. The new vest to counter the cold (it snowed some and temperatures dipped) is at hand. Lunch lady came on Friday. She had eggs again, white ones this time. Advocacy Lady’s in contact.
As Older Friend had to go out of town on the weekend, he came and made sure the plants had water and there wasn’t a need of some basic things (like breakfast) on Thursday. There was of course no visit yesterday. Young Friend is expected tomorrow for a while. It’s hoped he can get the rent money orders for February and a prescription. Security Check Lady didn’t miss either day, but some arrangements with Helping Lady are still needed and, maybe, the new contact established last week.
Christmas stuff got taken down early from outside of the door but Christmas is not done inside the place. As blog postings and food truck were both due today, there was no time for the finish of Christmas matters. Money’s still not in order, but the insurance check did get cashed due to Older Friend coming one other time as well as Thursday. There are four envelopes for tallying up the finances, although there is not that much needed to clear them out. It is presently hard to think.
Memories can get in the way of action.