Tuesday, September 27, 2016

More family visiting and then more family visiting…

Monday was a pretty good day. Karen came in and got me up and I took Robby for a nice long cruise through the lagoon, through Bay St., Park, down Westcliff Drive, down to the end of the Santa Cruz wharf and back down to the end of the boardwalk and back. It was such a beautiful day and the weather was awesome, too bad I don't have my Google glass working. I hope I didn't make a mistake by setting it back to the factory settings. Rosa came in and put me to bed and we did some personal care and of course a nice long hot bath. I went right to sleep.

Tuesday was another great day. Cindy came in and got me up and we were going to go run a few errands but the time went by too fast and she had to be to her other job, she agreed to come on Tuesday mornings as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings so I can have somebody that drives to take me to appointments, shopping and errands… Plus she's kind of cool to hang around with. Robby and I went for a cruise around Santa Cruz, it was another beautiful day and great to be out and about. I email Numotion and to my surprise she actually emailed me back and said that she could have Daniel come out on the 28th to see what's wrong with my chair. I would rather email because when I call they usually just ignore my call and at least this way I have proof that I tried to get in touch with them. Rosa came in and put me to bed and fed Robby and I and I was so tired I fell asleep.

Wednesday was a nice relaxing day. Karen came in and I decided to just stay in bed.  While Karen was doing the payroll somebody rang the doorbell on my back door, the one that leads to my bedroom. That means they have to come all the way down my driveway, past the front door, and on my back porch… That just kind of creeped me out. After he drove away on his motorcycle I was thinking maybe it's the guy that ran through the fence and pushed my barbecue island into my van but Rosa told me this guy at the door and looked older. I'm thinking it's probably the guy that owns the property that the apartment complex next door is on. Bank of America was supposed to send a notary to my house at 11 AM and they kept putting it off and changing the time and she finally got here around 5:30 PM and wasn't out of here until 7 PM so needless to say we didn't get any personal care done and of course that means no bath but we will do it tomorrow. Rosa sat me back up to the computer and then went home so I just relaxed and watched TV until I fell asleep. The remote on my computer hasn't been working very well and Karen set up a program that David got for me called Blumoo and it seems to work really well it's just going to take a lot of practice, sometimes change is really hard but I will love it after I learn it… Until then David fix my remote so I can use one while I practice with the other. Sometimes I get a little too frustrated if I have to learn something and use it all in the same day, as I get older my mouth doesn't work as fast as my mind wants it to.

Thursday was a pretty good day. Karen came in and got me up and the guy from open-door came to fix my door opener, the one in my room wore out so Omar switched it with the front door until I can get it fixed. You not only fixed the door opener but he also fixed my door so now it closes and locks properly, they told me this guy knows a lot about doors and he does… He was so helpful. I took off for my appointment with my psychologist Carol, I didn't see her last week so there was a lot to tell her about so it went by really fast. My glass was still not working so Karen fixed it while I was at my appointment, I swear that girl can do anything. I came back home and grabbed my glasses and a notice that I got in the mail that said I have a box to be picked up from the post office, I got it on Saturday and my mom and I were here all day, they do this all the time… I think they just don't want to carry the box up to the door. They said the box was way too big for me to even try to carry it back on my chair so they said they would send it out in the mail to my house the next day. I asked them why would they not know from the door and try to deliver it and they said they would put a notice to deliver it to the back porch instead of bringing it back because I really have no way of going down there and getting it, they were very nice about it. Robby and I cruised over to the Santa Cruz wharf, I got my glass and I missed taking pictures so much that I wanted to go take a bunch of pictures. It was really windy and the water was choppy, it was just really beautiful out. We came home and rested for a bit and then Rosa came in and we did some personal care that I got to take a nice long hot bath, man that felt great. Rosa put me back to bed and I fell asleep almost immediately.

Friday was another really good day. Karen came in and got me up at the guy that fixed the front door came back and fixed my backdoor, I have been trying to get those doors fixed for so long and it's such a nice relief to have them both working. The back door was so messed up that I could get the keyless entry from AT&T security because the door didn't line up so they said they could put it on until I have the door fixed properly. I like the AT&T security lock because I can market and unlock it from my cell phone or my computer. Robby and I took off for cruise through the lagoon and then I came back to ask the guy if he could program two more buttons to open my door and he did. Robby and I took off again for the Santa Cruz wharf and we cruised down to the end and back and then over to the boardwalk and down to the end of that and back, I love the ramp and the cruise across the sand so much that I just had to go back over there again. I wish they would leave it like that all the time but I know they won't, apparently during the winter the waves come right up to the boardwalk and it would just ruin everything. We cruised back home and I rested for a bit until Meaghan came into put me to bed. I watched the TV show Catfish until I fell asleep.

Saturday was a very exciting day. My cousin Debbie whom I haven't seen for over 20 years is coming to visit with her family. We got back in touch on Facebook and it has just been awesome! Cindy came in and painted my fingernails and toenails and I decided to stay in bed. Meaghan came in early so we can do some personal care and take a bath before my cousin and her family get here. I really excited and really nervous, I always am when I meet new people or see somebody I haven't seen for a long time. Debbie and her family got here exactly what they said they would, 7 PM. I always get really nervous like I said but they were so sweet that they maybe feel at ease right away. We talked for a while but I could tell everybody was really tired and everybody disappear for a while to go find where they were going to sleep and then my mom and Debbie came back down and we chatted until about midnight. I wish we had waited so long but it was so amazing to see Debbie again, I met Steve once before, and meet her family.

Sunday was an awesome day, for the most part. Cindy came in and got me up and I got to visit with everybody in the living room for a while and then we decided to go for cruise. We were just going to go to the lagoon and back and that's what we should have done because it was already 80° outside but I decided to push it a little bit further and we were going to go down to the Santa Cruz wharf and to the boardwalk. We decided not to go down to the end of the Santa Cruz wharf because it's mostly laptop and Robby can't take that so we cruised down towards the boardwalk, I made it to the taffy pulling candy store and mentioned that I think we need to go back because I was overheated, a couple of them actually were too. We stopped at this little store on the way back I got a bag of ice and they filled Robby's poop bags with ice and stuff them around my neck, that helped a great deal. We made all of these plans to go out to eat or to get something and bring it back and barbecue but by the time by caregiver got there I just leave it to go to bed and cool down, everybody was so understanding. We ended up ordering pizza and just sitting around and chatting, I can't say enough how sweet and caring all these people are. Ever since we got back I was fighting sleep so I finally had to just say good night and we talked about getting up early in the morning and going to the wharf and the boardwalk before it got too hot, it was going to be a better hot day.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I love it when family and friends visit…

Monday was a pretty good day. Karen came in and got me up and we had to take an accessible yellow cab over to the breast center for my yearly mammogram, I'm always so glad to get that over with. I don't have anybody to drive me to appointments and shopping anymore so you have to figure out something else to do. It costs $25 to take a taxi over there and after the appointment Karen said "why don't we just take the bus back?" When she lived in San Jose she took the bus over the hill every morning and she still takes it for a lot of the places that she goes so we did and it only cost one dollar for me and Karen rides for free because she is my caregiver… Pretty cool! I'm going to have to start taking the bus more often. We got back home and I took Robby for a cruise over to the Santa Cruz wharf and back, we rested for a bit. Rosa came in and put me to bed and we did some personal care and I got to take a nice long hot bath.

Tuesday was another pretty good day. Karen came in and got me up and Robby and I cruised down to Simply Skin for my appointment with Jennifer for my facial/waxing. I always feel so great after I leave, the wind hitting my nice clean face. We cruised around for a while and then headed home, we hung around the yard for a while… I love my yard! Marshall and Elizabeth came by to stay for a couple of days, it's been a while since I've seen them so it was really nice to catch up. Rosa came in and put me to bed and Marshall, Elizabeth and I watched Bridesmaids… It was a really good movie.

Wednesday was another great day. Karen came in and got me up and Marshall and Elizabeth hung around here for a while while I went to my monthly support group, it was Karen's first time back after having her baby and it was really great to see her. There was about six people there and it went by really fast. Roger, Karen, Ken, Sacha, Victor and I. Robby and I cruised back home and visited with Marshall and Elizabeth for a while and Marshall and I went down to get some Mexican food from the place down on the corner, their food is so delicious. We were going to go to the farmers market but we just wanted to stick around here and catch up. Rosa came in and we did some personal care and I got to take a nice long hot bath. Marshall, Elizabeth and I watched another movie but I don't remember what it was.

Thursday wasn't such a good day. Marshall and Elizabeth left early and I wasn't feeling very good so I canceled my appointment with Carol, my psychologist, and I just stayed in bed and watch TV. It was really nice to have a day to relax and not have to do anything. Rosa came in and got me something to eat and fed Robby and and just relaxed and watched more TV.

Friday was a pretty good day. I wanted to stay in bed but I know that Meaghan needs the practice so I got up. Karen came in and after she got me up I was really glad, I do get bored when I say in bed. I took Robby for a cruise through the lagoon, down to the end of the Santa Cruz wharf and back and through the boardwalk and back… Now that I found that ramp that goes down on the beach I just can't stay away from it because it's so cool to be in the chair and back close to the ocean. We cruised back and waited for Meaghan. She came in and Karen came in to show her how to do the personal care and the bath, I have such a great group of ladies working for me right now!

Saturday was a really great day. Cindy came in and got me up and I took Robby for a really nice cruise around Santa Cruz. My brother Stanley texted me and asked if we would like some company, David and Melissa came down for their friend Grants wedding… He proposed to his girlfriend here last year. I told them to text me when they got here and I guess they got here around noon but I was on the crowded Boardwalk and didn't hear the text. When I came home everybody was here and we decided to go out to dinner to that new restaurant Splash. This is only my second time in there and there was a couple of people that work there remembered me… That felt kind of cool! I know it's mostly because of the chair but it still feels good. This time I decided to try fish and garlic chips and they were amazing! I also had a hibiscus lemonade and it was really good also! The view was amazing! We came back home and Meaghan put me to bed and my mom, Janet, David and I played cribbage, I really miss playing cribbage. After everybody left the room I fell right to sleep.

 Sunday got here way to quit and it was time for everybody to go home, it was a great visit. Again I wanted to stay in bed but I got up and as always I'm glad I did. Cindy came in and got me up and Robby and I went for a nice long cruise.  My glass wasn't working right so I sent it back to a factory reset and now I can't get into work at all, hopefully Karen and fix it in the morning. I't was extremely hot, it got up to 95° so the cruise wasn't very long and the pavement was really hot so Robby and I came back home to get out of the heat. Sacha texted me to see if I was going to go down to the dance party next to the Ideal restaurant and I really had every intention of going but it was just way too hot. Meaghan was going to come in a little late because she was going to a birthday party in San Jose for one of her friends but messaged me and said that she ended up not going because she didn't feel good, she woke up with a headache. I told her to just come and put me in bed and she can go home and rest, I'm so glad she decided to come in and not to just call in sick and leave me stranded in my chair… That's my biggest fear. She said she felt better and she threw me in bed and went home. I just relaxed and watch TV until I fell asleep.