Tuesday November 24, 2020

38 degrees this morning but sunny and calm winds.

OT came this morning for my shower.

I guess I will try to see if I can do some Christmas decorating this afternoon. Still struggling with my back. Went to the chiropractor yesterday afternoon but the lower back is still giving me problems.

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Monday November 23, 2020

I am reading The Arsenic Labyrinth by Martin Edwards.

Winds were gusting this morning making 34 degrees feel like 24 when I took Colin out. The winds have calmed down to around to 15 mph and it’s warmed up into the mid 40’s, the high for the day.

OT came to help me with my shower. Shower bench was taken out last Friday when Heidi cleaned my shower for me. Today was my first standing shower.

PT comes this afternoon,

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Sunday November 22, 2020

Cloudy with temps in the low 50’s.

JoAnn came over around 11 to visit and help me organize the Christmas decorations boxes we pulled out of the closet yesterday. I did get the wreaths hung and started on the lights on the big tree. She opened all the storage containers so I can see what it in them.

I will try to work on things a little at a time then take breaks.

Chicken in the crock pot for dinner.

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Saturday November 21, 2020

A beautiful fall day with lots of sunshine, calm winds, and temps in the mid 60’s.

Heidi and her son took me to get my Christmas tree this morning. We went to a nearby choose and cut farm I had been to a couple of years ago. This way I could hold the tree and her 21 year old son could crawl around on the floor tightening the screws in the stand.

I guess between knee and my back trying to decorate for Christmas is being ambitious but I am doing it mostly for my mental health. Not decorating for Christmas would be very hard for me.

Her son also fixed my front door knob that had come loose, pulled out all the Christmas decoration boxes from the closet and did a couple more odds and ends things.

Heidi helped me clear the table tops, etc. I can do a little bit here and there until Frances and Al get here the end of the week for their help.

I did my laundry this afternoon. Now time to go rest before attempting to cook a skillet meal for dinner.

 

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Friday November 20, 2020

Another nice fall day. Very little wind, mid 60’s, and lots of sunshine.

Today is the last day I will have help in the morning with Colin and in the afternoon from Heidi. Going to go it alone starting tomorrow.

This morning the plumber came to change the filter for the well. I had PT this morning and OT this afternoon. Heidi is cleaning my bathroom good today. I am taking out the shower bench and taking off the toilet  riser. She is scrubbing down the shower. We are washing a load of towels along with the showers curtain, liner, and skid mat.

Starting Monday with my OT folks here I will be doing stand up showers.

 

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Thursday November 19, 2020

A nice sunny, calm day.

My friends Nancy and Betsy came up from Winston for a visit. They arrived around 11:15 and brought lunch. They left around 2. It was so good to see them. Nancy came to visit when I was in rehab but I have not seen Betsy since February.

Heidi will be here later this afternoon. We are still getting some household chores taken care of. She needs to take me over to the library at some point to pick up a book.

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Wednesday November 18, 2020

I am reading Here Comes Santa Paws by Laurien Berenson

28 degrees this morning. Winds are still at 15 mph but not gusting the way they were yesterday. Lots of sunshine with a high in the mid 40’s.

I have PT and OT today. Also, Heidi will be here this afternoon. I have several household chores she is going to help me with.

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Tuesday November 17, 2020

Sunny, windy, and cold today. 41 degrees with winds gusting 25 to 30 mph. Feels like 31.

The nurse came today and removed the staples. There is still a lot of swelling but with the staples out I will gain a little bit more mobility.

Evelyn came this morning at 7:30 to help with feeding Colin and help with my breakfast. Heidi will not be here until late this afternoon to help me with my dinner and cleanup.

My lower back is still giving me a lot of trouble which is not making rehabbing the knee any easier.

 

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Monday November 16, 2020

50 mph wind gusts last night. This morning it was 38 degrees with the winds still blowing around 35 to 40. High today in the upper 40’s but the winds have died down into the 16 to 20 range.

Al left for Winston today. They will be back for Thanksgiving. I am using Home Instead and a private pay this week. There are some things I just am not able to do right now. I have a private pay coming in the morning to feed Colin, let him out, and help me with my breakfast. Home Instead person is coming in the afternoon to help me with some household chores and with my dinner and clean up.

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Sunday November 15, 2020

Al drove me down to Winston this morning. We left at 8:45. We stopped at Costco, Lowes, and the pet store  and back home a little after 1.

Fog and rain down and back. It’s windy, cloudy, and damp here with a chance of rain.

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