I had to do some moving today.
October 26, 2017 6:58pm CST
I had to move boxes and shelving out of the cave. The cave is where all the things go when there is no other place for them, sort of a stuff vortex. I had to bring in the wheel chair. The furniture all had to be moved around in the living room area of the house to make room for my wife to get around while she tries to stay off her feet as she has injured her ankles by doing a bit too much house work. It is just a matter of getting things re-arranged. I had to put things out in the storage shed until springtime comes back around. All in all she is now happy and has more mobility. Any home should have space for a wheel chair, even if nobody is injured. It is best this way. I never know when she might need the wheel chair and for that reason I need to move some junk out to provide flow through floor space for her to get around easy. Houses back in the 1940's were made with no room for a large amount of storage or furniture. They call the houses we live in in Dallas Track Houses. Because back during the World War, it was the thing to do in all of the states. Not just here but I took a Greyhound bus ride across the Mid-west and it is all the same from state to state. Houses are clustered together in single file with little or no room in-between. Before the man cave was in the other bedroom until we got it remodeled with new windows, drywall and carpet as well as a new dresser and bed. Now the back bedroom, otherwise used as a large walk-in storage closet needs to be organized. I will work on it in the spring. The only thing that matters as far as I'm concerned is that my wife has easy access to the rooms via a wheel chair. The thing is, I injured my foot once from falling off a ladder at work, carrying a box down a ladder the wrong way, facing out and I know just how quickly a minor injury can result in dependency on mobile assistance. I used to hate it when I had to go to work on a pair of crutches but after I was okay I was back in full force. Expect the unexpected. As we grow older, past 60, we tend to be more easily inured, and take longer to heal. It is a fact of life that is not good but it is a fact. I only pray and hope for my wife to recover soon so she is back to her old self with the ability to walk freely. The moving away of furniture that blocks the wheel chair from room to room is also good for walking because there are less things to trip over and bump into and at this time in our lives we can't just get up and walk if we should fall. The number one thing that happens that causes people in their sunset years is that they tend to have accidents in the home. This is why when I go to see my doctor I am always asked, "Did you fall in the last few months?" because that is just how things go as time marches forward and we need to pay more attention to our home surroundings, especially when at night it is dark and hard to see as well.
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She is in a bad way at the moment. I really must remain by her side 24/7 for as long as it takes. She has been getting worse over the years and at this moment it seems like it will take a miracle to get her back to better health. I am wondering if there is any solution to help her feel better. She is in a good state of mind in spite of things and that makes me happy but underneath I am very sad and want only for her health to improve.