a reply to: Night Star
It's just a matter of when we can get in here, Night. Sometimes, that's all it is. At least, in my case.
I love coming in here and just chatting to folks and reading the posts. But lately, things have been pretty tough. My wife Dada's condition has
deteriorated a lot in just the past several weeks; she now has trouble understanding even simple sentences. This is because her
is now so bad that (for example) if I ask her if she'd like a coffee, or if she'd like to go
out for a walk, sometimes her mind cannot comprehend what I've said, because her brain cannot process the words. So her response (if any) will bear no
relation to what I'd said.
Meanwhile, I've been pushing ahead with repairs to our house. I installed some more plumbing, so we now have a new washing machine with its own water
supply and drainage -- which is great as it saves a lot of time -- and have arranged with an electrician to rewire the whole place. Our wiring is
decades old, dating from when people had very few appliances in their homes. So, for some days now, our electrician and his helper have been
jackhammering/cutting our walls to prepare the way for brand new cabling throughout.
The brick dust gets in everywhere, so I have to clean intensively. But it'll be worth it, as within a month we'll even have an electric boiler wired
in and be able to take hot showers for the first time. I mean, for the first time in this house!
I've already bought the "shower box" and a big,
three-phase electric boiler, but nothing can be w
ired or plumbed in until the basic "dirty" work is done.
However, once it's all ready, Dada can have nice hot showers in our own home, instead of me needing to take her to a neighbour's place for that.
My goal is to have her living in our own home for as long as possible, so having shower facilities and lots of hot water, and a good washing machine,
will help to achieve that.
Meanwhile, I have carers coming in three times a week for two hrs a time, just so I can have a little respite. But once the local social security
approves our application for support, I'll up that to maybe 5 times a week.
Anyway, that's the potted history of the last several weeks. How are you doing?
edit on 17/7/18 by JustMike because: I fixed a typo.