Monday, October 17, 2016

No Fall on My Watch

Picture is courtesy of my sister-in-law.  Story courtesy of me

So, Thursday a week ago I found myself with my father (age 85) on his walker and his older sister (age 90) on a walker as they toodle down the sidewalk of her 100 year old home.  She is moving into a "home - yes assisted living", but has not cut the ties completely. I have the list in hand of items she desires (i.e. - afghan, black skirt, sweaters, scarfs,etc)

We manage to negotiate her impossibly steep steps and plop my dad on a kitchen chair. "Stay there."
She's slowly gathering things and then we actually go upstairs. OMG. I'm making a pile, advising her on items, and ultimately commandeering the seniors.  We do get out alive and back to the senior "home" without anyone falling.

Success on my watch

Meanwhile, Friday - Ray heads to work in the rain, manages to crack his head on a roll-up door, and is (in my opinion) concussed.  Can I not leave without an incident?

Seriously?

I'm back in TX to worry afar for my senior father and aunt. Meanwhile, I'm keeping an eye on Ray

Don't fall on my watch............

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  1. Be so careful and them wham, hits on the homefront. Always something. Hopefully all stay healthy and bump free from now on.

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  2. Oh gosh Joanne - lots happening, or potential happenings ... I hope Ray is taking things easy - concussion (or near concussion) isn't good. Two on walkers - I don't think I'd have done that!

    Just as we think it's safe ... it 'ain't' ... take care of you! Cheers Hilary

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    1. exactly. Never a dull moment. I'm sure Ray shall be fine. And those two seniors are quite the pair to keep track of. Thanks

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  3. Sorry your husband hurt himself.
    Sounds like your father and aunt still get around fairly well. Although maybe a little too well.

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  4. Remarkable your aunt made it to 90 before assisted living. When my mom was still with us, she came for a visit one summer. She was about 78 years old. I guarded her fiercely so she would not fall on my watch. She did not. Hope Ray feels better soon!

    Betty

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    1. she's darn perky, that's for sure and quite popular. A bit hard of hearing

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  5. Wow - that's a lot of worry for you to bare, Joanne. Please keep us posted on Ray. I hope he's healing fine. Good thoughts to you and yours.

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    1. He'll be fine. I predict a big recovery in time for hunting in november - funny how that goes

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  6. Oh,dear. Hang in there...and no pun intended, well, okay, a little intended, maybe, Ray should go have his head examined?

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    1. believe me, the pun works. Then again it should have probably been examined before the incident. !!

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  7. I hope Ray is OK. Wow you have a full plate.

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    1. Ray will be fine. Can't guarantee the seniors but they are hardy souls

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  8. Oh dear. It sounds like your plate is full in trying to keep everyone from harm. I hope Ray is OK. Sending good thoughts and a big hug to you.

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    1. Ray shall be fine. It is all good. Thanks

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  9. Sorry about your husband's accident, do watch out as head injuries can be quite nasty,.
    Loved the post, enjoy the week.
    Yvonne.

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