Sunday, November 20, 2016

One week closer to Thanksgiving…

Monday was such a great day! Karen came in and got me up in the weather was so beautiful, and I have new batteries, so I can tell I'm pretty much going to be gone all day. A guy came in from DirecTV because our cable wasn't working, he brought me a new box in my bedroom and said that would solve the problem. Karen is been telling me for very long time that the reason that my cable is so slow is because AT&T's fastest Internet service is as slow as Comcast's slowest, the guy from AT&T told us the same thing so I finally decided to get rid of AT&T's Internet service and get Comcast. Omar came in and we talked for a little bit, he's building a cover for the barbecue station, it looks great. Robby and I cruised through the lagoon, down Westcliff Drive past the surf Museum… So exciting because I haven't been down this far for a long time. We finally turned around not because we wanted to but because it was getting late and needed to get back home. We cruised down to the end of the wharf and back and then home. Everything seems to be working fine and looking good. Rosa came in and put me to bed and we did some personal care in a really awesome bath.

Tuesday was another great day. My mom came down and said her cable wasn't working and retried mine and it wasn't either, the reason that I didn't notice was because I always watched TiVo and that was working fine. Cindy came in and got me up and Robby and I took off for my appointment with my dental hygienist whose name is also Robbie. Everyone in that office is so sweet and I always have a really good time being that it's the dentists office. After my appointment we cruised back here because Clint from Open Door was coming to fix my front door, my automatic door opener wasn't working. I got back just as he got near and he worked on it for a while and said that he would have to take it down and get it fixed or replaced, he said would have it back by the end of the week. There wasn't much time to go on a cruise so I just hung out and watched TV until Rosa came. Rosa came in and put me to bed and my aunt came over to discuss Thanksgiving, we decided to combine the two families and they even invited the neighbor, his girlfriend, his mom and his brother. I see him all the time but I haven't oficially met him yet, he seems really nice so I can't wait. I reTiVoed all of the programs that I lost when the cable Guy changed my box.

Wednesday was another busy day but so glad to be up and enjoying this beautiful weather. Karen came in and got me up and Robby and I sent off for my appointment with Jennifer at Simply to get my facial/waxing, I always feel so clean and fresh after. We cruised back home because a gentleman was coming in from Bogner sheet-metal to fix the leak in the closet, it had been leaking for a while so I hope it didn't ruin the floor. I missed him but my mom said he did what he was supposed to do and he ordered a part so it won't leak anymore. Again there was time to go cruise anywhere else so Robby and I just hung out here until Rosa came in. Rosa came in and we did some personal care and a nice long hot bath, it felt so great I didn't want to get out but I was hungry.

Thursday was an okay day. Karen came in and got me up. I canceled my appointment with my psychologist because I have had this weird fatty lump on the back of my head for a while, Karen has been telling me about it since the beginning of November, and for the last couple of days I have been getting shooting pains in my head and every time my head touches my head rest or my bed where that love is it hurts so I made an appointment to go and asked my doctor about it, while my doctors busy so it's a physician's assistant. I wanted Karen to go with me and my mom was going to drive us but then I remembered that DirecTV was coming back to fix the cable again and it's getting close to the weekend so I want to make sure it's working. She looked at the lump and sent in a referral for me to see the dermatologist or an ear nose and throat doctor?? By the time I got back home the cable was fixed and I had an appointment to see that your nose and throat doctor. Maybe he could tell me why my nose is constantly running, it's so annoying. Rosa came in and put me to bed and I just relaxed and listen to music until I fell asleep.

Friday was a really great day! I have been looking forward to the abilities Expo in Santa Clara for a long time. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to go and then a friend, Sacha, said that she had a caregiver that can drive us. Karen came in and got me up and I took Robby for a little for use through the lagoon to get him warmed up a little bit. The exponent was a lot smaller than I remember and for Friday there really wasn't a lot of people, maybe tomorrow or the next day there will be more. I did run into Marv and Connie, Bob, Nick, Tiffany and Robby sister Roxy twice… They were so happy to see each other. I did find a couple of good power chairs to look into next month when I get a new one. I also ran into the lady from Permobil who finally fixed my four year long battery problem on this chair, she is amazing. I didn't say inside very long because I realize that I should have Robby there, I've been cruising around with Robby for six and half years and I sometimes forget that he's retired and can't be in public places anymore. I was so bummed because I really wanted to visit some more people and get some more information. As usual when I go to a place like this I forgot to take a picture of everyone, I do remember and get some but I wish I could do the whole day over and leave Robby at home.

 Saturday was a really great day. Cindy came in and got me up but it was raining so I just hung out for a while. Rosa came by to help me out with cleaning and arranging, getting ready for Thanksgiving. Omar also came by to take a bunch of stuff over to storage and help clean up a little too, these two are amazing and I don't know what I would do without them. The places almost looking like we are ready to have 22 to 24 people for Thanksgiving. Meaghan came in to put me to bed and we did some personal care that a nice hot relaxing bath with Himalayan salt blocks. I watched dateline and relaxed until I drifted off to sleep.

Sunday was a pretty good day. It looked like it was going to be overcast and rainy all day so I really want to say bad but Cindy said she would take me over to pick up our turkey from whole foods and take me shopping so I got up. After Cindy got me up we went over to pick up the turkey, on Tuesday she is going to take me to pick up the rest of the food from whole foods. After we got back here I start to take Robby for a cruise but it was raining too hard so we rested for a little bit and although it was still raining a little bit I decided to go for a cruise at least down to the wharf and back. I ran into one of the neighbors and started talking to her, she said that she had been trying to email me but it kept bouncing back to her so I gave her one of my cards… She had my old AOL account. She was talking about getting the neighbors together once a month or so to have a meeting, I like the idea but my biggest problem is accessibility so I told her I would offer my house for the meetings and she seemed to be okay with that. Robby and I cruised down to Depot Park and then turned around to come back, I didn't want to get too far in case it started really raining. I don't really care about getting wet I just don't want my chair to get wet and short out or something, that would be awful right before Thanksgiving. We came back and rested for a bit and then Meaghan came into put me to bed, I fell asleep before she left.