I’ve been so busy catching up on the remodel blog and keeping current with pictures that I haven’t had time to do a post here. It has been an interesting time during the remodel, I though it might be very difficult. How glad I am that it has been fairly easy – having the fridge and the stove make a big difference. Also, before Brad leaves for the day, everything is neatly packed and and stacked, plus vacuumed – very tidy. I think the thing I have some trouble with is not having a sink and water. I have to consciously remember it isn’t there. Otherwise, it has gone rather well.
Some days I am here and others I have things to do outside. Monday was the day for the electricity to go off, so Dr. Cheryl and my caregiver support group helped a lot. I was here on Tuesday morning, then went out to see Mom, felt rather down when I came back because she was nodding off holding her bear after a little while. So I decided to see her in the morning on Friday, I brought cookies for the house. She was holding to one of her little bears at the table and after a while she started nodding off.
I talked to her doctor and she suggested something to help her sleep since she doesn’t sleep very well at night. She said it was a choice between a sleeping pill that would just put her to sleep at night but would greatly increase the chance of falls – something she has had trouble with for quite some time. Or an anti-psychotic drug that would help lessen her anxiety, confusion and fears. As my sister Candy pointed out, Mom has always been anxious as long as we have known her. I will admit the mention of anti-psychotic sounds very dire and not my Mom at all, but once she explained what it can do, I feel a bit better about it. The anti-psychotic drug is her recommendation and if it can calm some of the anxiety, fears and confusion while helping her to sleep as a result and have less chance of increasing falls, I have gone along with her. I don’t know how soon it will start, she said it would take 4 to 6 weeks to see if it is working.
Eddie and went to look for light fixtures and I couldn’t find anything that would work and I liked. So Thursday, my day at home, was spent at the computer going bug-eyed looking at fixtures. I found one I like, but I still haven’t found one to put over the sink that will go with it. I did find one for the porch that we both like – not sure Eddie is all that keen on the light fixture. I also went on Friday to pick up samples of the knobs I like. I’m glad I did because with something to occupy my mind, I didn’t feel down after seeing Mom. So I think I need to do that again, otherwise I am not very good company for a while.
Back to the post – I have now posted all the pictures I have for the remodel, this coming week should be interesting because we are supposed to get the cabinets later in the week. However, Brad mentioned putting them together, so I wonder how long it will take to make it look like a kitchen. I had planned to relax this weekend and not use the computer, but that didn’t quite work out the way I planned. I also have a new client who wants a lapel pin and now shirts. So I am working on quotes for that this week. I never know what is going to happen from one day to the next these days, I feel I am taking it in my stride so far. This Friday is Mom’s appointment with oncologist, then next week she gets her new shoes.
I’m looking forward to what the week brings – I keep thinking in terms that it is an adventure.