Tuesday was a really great day. The weather was perfect and it was one of those days that you just don't want to come home. I did my exercises and then Robby and I cruised through the lagoon, up through the park, past the lighthouse to the dog beach, down to the end of the wharf and back and through the boardwalk. I was going to bring my be home to get some water and then go back out and cruise down to Ross and pet smart but I got home and leaned back and took a little nap. Teresa and Heather got here at the same time so we chatted for a while and then Heather cooked, it smelled so good in there and Teresa put me to bed. We did some personal care and then I got a nice long hot bath, it felt great and I almost fell asleep before I got back to bed I was so relaxed. And then the rude awakening… the rails on my lift of stuck in the hallway to the bathroom so we had to move the bed over to the hallway to get me back into bed, that means you're going to have much to do same thing in the morning to get me up. I called ATG rehab to see if my new wheelchair is in yet. July 10 is when I had an appointment with Eric, Andrei and Jack and I was told that they no longer sell the parts to my chair and I needed to get a new one. After several setbacks including extra Medicare paperwork, extra doctor visits… I thought my chair was ordered and I called on November 13th to find out how much longer because my chair is pretty much on its last leg. I was told that I needed one more inspection before they can order it, can you believe this? I have never had this much problems ordering a chair and Vicki just rushed me off the phone and said she would get back to me. I was furious. I hope my old wheelchair makes it until I get my new one. I feel like just stopping everything and going to another vendor but then I would probably have to do this all over again, they just don't make it easy.
Wednesday was just another great day, just keep on bringing them. Robby and I cruised around the lagoon for a while and then came back home to meet up with Karen, I wanted to take some more shirts down to the tie-dye shop and check out the new hippie shop on Pacific Avenue. I have been looking for those beanies that cover your ears with the tassels on the end, I used to think those hats were silly and now I'm looking for them. Every other hat seems to fall off of my head by the end of the day so I'm not sure if I really like them or they just suit my purpose. I got a couple of hats and we dropped off the shirts that we decided to go to Surfrider's Café for lunch, it was dinner for me. I had bacon and Gorgonzola sliders and onion rings, of course it was awesome. Karen had sliders with cheddar and onion rings, hers looked pretty awesome too… Did I mention that they make their own hamburger buns right there? Karen stayed at the bus station to catch her bus that I cruised Robby down to the wharf and through the boardwalk. I love to stop and just lean back and listen to the waves and the seals on the boardwalk is empty, it has been during the week. We practiced a couple of commands and then came on home. I was so upset last night that I couldn't sleep so I e-mailed Roger, he works at Dominican rehab and kind of takes care of everybody… I don't know how he does it. By the end of the day he had talked to the sales rep and I was going to find out about my chair and why it has taken so long and why there were so many setbacks that were necessary. He told the guy that if I didn't have a chair soon I was going to go to another sales rep. Everybody really respects and listens to Roger. Sonia came by to put me to bed but Bill was still working on my lift so I ate the rest of my lunch and we waited for him to be done, I was supposed to play cards that night but it didn't happen. It took him a long time to figure out what was wrong but he finally did it, a screw came loose and fell in the motor and jammed it… it's always something really silly or simple? Sonia and put me to bed and I got a call from Sasha to see if anybody will be around tomorrow she can come and pick up my old bed, I thought I got rid of it a while back... Sonja had been telling me about this movie called Hochi: a dog's tale so I found it on Netflix and watch it, what a great dog lover movie. Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Jason Alexander were in it… and of course Hachi, I cried almost all the way through the movie.
Friday in pretty much rained all day. I got up and did my exercises and took Robby for a cruise out in the rain, a puppy still needs his exercise. We started to cruise through the lagoon but it was to muddy so we decided to turn around and go the other way. We cruised through Depot Park and up over the bridge above the wharf, to the end of the wharf and back and then to the boardwalk. It was getting cold by then so I was done. I came home and Teresa was going to take us over to Home Depot to get a tree when we got a text from the sales rep at Mobility Works and he needed some more paperwork so we turned around and came right home. We texted him what he wanted but he had already went home for the day, I hope he gets it in the morning.