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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, September 05, 2014

Ma is all moved and settling in, a wonderful day for us all.

Where are we today ?
          Gonna be a very hot humid day here, and no problem for us thats our kinda weather. Gonna be 30c (86f) with humidity 40c (104f). On the way out of town just down the road a bunch of wild turkeys running about the field. Wish I was a hunter they sure are great eating!
wild turkeys
        Shortly after 9 am headed into Waterloo to pack up the last few personal items of Ma's and her cat Tigger. Get them over the her new housing and settled in. Everyone there so helpful making the transition pretty smooth for her. House keeping was there, made up her bed with sheets and blankets they supply, towels included too.  They wash them and clean her room once a week. Maintenance arrived and hooked up her phone with a temporary number until her number can be transferred. Cable tv hooked up and working, internet will be hooked up on Monday for her. Hvae not seen Ma this happy for quite a while, she is still doing pretty good at 87.
         The lady in charge of health care was here a few times to go over stuff with Ma. Got Tigger settled in his new house and helped ma arrange most of her stuff.
Ma and Le-anne healthcare lady
       Then 12 noon, time for lunch and we are invited too. Everyone here is so helpful. We had a tasty lunch, carrot ginger soup, chicken salad sandwich, coleslaw, apple juice, coffee and they had apple crisp for desert. I enjoyed some yogurt.
ma and Suzie
a very decent meal here and 3 choices each time
          Here is Ma in her room sis, brother and us sent ma a nice arrangement to welcome her to her new home.
I nice view out her bow window
her computer set to go, just need the internet on Monday
her dressers fridge etc.
        This after noon's entertainment across from her room was a sing along with a piano player singing songs from her era. A very fun time lotsa people there, but we had things to do, could hear it clearly in the room.
         She does seem quite happy and sure she will adjust quite easily with a few hiccups along the way expected. No problem we know she will be much better off there and has already made a few friends. Perfect !
         That all done for now back to Camp Awesome, put up our feet for a few minutes, make a few phone calls. Suzie got here doggie fix, then I can fire up our Weber Q to grill a couple huge pork chops we had in our freezer. They were frozen together so just cooked them both once I thawed them out. We will have lotsa leftovers for sandwiches or whatever.
       Again a tossed salad to go with the chops. We are really enjoying these tasty salads. So filling and refreshing. Those are not cookies on my plate. Brown Rice crisps with Black sesame seeds. Dressing is EVOO and balsamic vinegar
soo tasty
         After supper the skies clouded over, thunder and lightning and a heavy downpour for a while about 7:30pm.
         The day was wonderful and Ma is safely in her new home. Next on the agenda is sell her house and purge the rest of here household possessions, that are left. And that is coming together as well. As I said one day and one step at a time and will be done, piece of cake. And would like mention a special thanks to my awesome wife Suzie who really pulled all the paper work and conversations together for us.
         Thanks again for your visit and hope you made it through this hot humid day. I know it does bother some people more than others. Now so much us we just go with the flow and enjoy it much more that cold. I never complain about the heat. We have air conditioning in our car, and not so much in our coach unless I fire up the genny here. As long as we are outside in the shade with a nice breeze all is good.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle
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26 comments:

  1. The hard part of the move is done. Like you said now it's time to purge and wrap things up.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  2. Your Ma looks like a delightful person ! I bet that's where you get your optimism from...
    I sure know about the paperwork Suzie had to wade through... we have been through it twice now.

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    1. It is all coming together and just falls in place.

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  3. Glad to see your Mom doing well, George. We are enjoying the warm weather as well.

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    1. Think it will a huge improvement for her.

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  4. I'm sure it will be reassuring that someone is watching out for her day and night.

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  5. WOW...is that a ton of food your Ma. Her room looks lovely. Everything so close to her.

    Most of the people I know that go into assisted living or nursing homes are well taken care of. With the reception y'all had, I can't image it being any different for Ma.

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    1. That was my lunch she had 1/2 a sandwich.

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  6. Glad to hear all went well with your ma's move. We know the work involved in doing this, both the physical and paper. hopefully the sale of the house and purging of the rest will go smoothly. Thinking of you often, until we meet again, take care to you both.

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    1. Thanks it's all coming together. Hope to get back to Rock Glen again before we head south.

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  7. Ditto to what Bill said George, your Mom seems happy with her new digs and that is a great beginning!

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    1. It sure is gonna be a great adventure for her.

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  8. So glad it has been a smooth transition for your Mom. I can tell she is a very special Lady! Good going guys!

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    1. Thanks guys. It is going very smoothly.
      She is special.

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  9. Having seen it with my grandmother, I believe it must be very hard to move out of your home and into assisted living and the admissions you must make to yourself. It turns out, these were some of the happiest times of her life.

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    1. She is ready and sure she will thoroughly enjoy herself !

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  10. So glad your Ma will be very well taken care of...I know that is such a relief. I sure love your positive attitude!

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    1. So far all is good and can get only better.

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  11. Great smiles on your mom's face, she looks very pleased to be in her new home! :c)

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  12. At least you know now she will be taken care of. She looks happy too.

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  13. I wish your mom all the best in her transition to the new home. It is a trying time but she seems to be adapting well.

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    1. Thanks Croft, I am sure all will go well just a few issues to iron out.

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