Monday, August 23, 2010

The Work Will Give Me Some Independance.



Mary Cassatt.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Cassatt

Autumn seems to be here already, the weather was briefly sticky and muggy on Saturday and Sunday which made it very difficult to maintain a good sitting position in the wheelchair.

Rain was forecast for 4 days from Saturday, it did not happen it just looked like it might happen any minute.

There was never very much sunshine though it was bright not like today which started with pouring rain.

Marleen hates seeing rain she does not mind being if the park in a downpour but going around the block in drizzle is not acceptable at all.

Think she will be very happy today as Richie put on his waterproofs and took Marleen and Spike to the park first thing despite the rain thrashing down.

Hope he gets back real soon as I think that I need to get to the toilet and shower real quick, just had an enormous spasm that went on for minutes.

A horrible intense spasm which had my legs banging against the bottom of the bed table, luckily Richie has wrapped some foam around the base so my legs are protected.

Tomorrow two men will arrive at 10 am and will be here all day putting sensors up for my new gizmo.

I will be able to do things such as turn on the lights, turn on the TV, the DVD player and open the doors as well as open the front gate.

All can be done with a little control box which is either by my bed or on the wheelchair it will also enable me to make phone calls without any problems.

It will be very good for me just dread the idea of two men being here for two days putting up sensors.

Oh well sure the reality will be a lot better than the prospect of the event and the result will be good for me, it will give me some independance.

8 comments:

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad,

I's sorry you were under distress for a while, hope it all sorted out once Richie returned.

Great about the remote! that will definitely give you more independent freedom, and give you back some control over the situation.

Have a pleasant evening

HUGS

Taxingwoman said...

Hi! Herrad
Yeah I know what you mean about having strangers in the house doing work. I went through that with my house renovations and I got so sick of it. I'm sure you will be happy with the result though. Anything that can give us some independence is good.

Seems like we always have the same kind of weather. It's been overcast and rainy here too.

Bye
Carole
Bye
Carole

Have Myelin? said...

yeah i know what you mean. i don't like it when people are over ALL DAY in my space doing stuff. feels invasive although it's not.

that is great you'll have access to all the new assistive technology.

Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,
It was all sorted when Richie got home, dreading the people being here for two whole days but looking forward to some independence.

Hi Carole,
I agree with you it can be annoying to have people doing things in your home especially when they make a mess.
Hopefully this will give me back some independence that I have lost.
Hope the rain stops for both of us soon.

Hi Sherry,
I agree it does feel invasive when people are here so long, but in this case hope to get alot back.

Really dreading the people coming tomorrow but really looking forward to being a wee bit more independent with the help of the technology.
Thanks you three love;lovely friends for coming by, good to see your comments.
Love,
Herrad

janis said...

Herrad~ maybe the men will be some eye candy! ;)Certainly they may move you to write something interesting.
Hurray for some independence!

Kris said...

It's getting a bit fall like here too. I'm excited but it's going to get hot again I fear.

Your earrings are coming soon- I've been a bit under the weather but I promise they will get there!!

Libby said...

herrad--you will be happy that those people were there once they're gone & you can get comfortable with the new toys they're putting in!!

Herrad said...

Hi Janis,
They were polite, one huge and one a software nerd both nice.


Hi Kris,
That is good news a late summer, hope here too.
Hope you are 100% fit soon.

Hi Libby,
They went and left a few good things.

It went well and they did their thing and left after 5 hours.
Some things are very good.
Love,
Herrad