Friday, September 24, 2010

Today Was A Lovely Day.

Billy Childish.

Got up at 10.00 this morning and was showered and dressed by my darling Richie for 11.30 and did my 30 minutes on the Motomed, was ready for the appointment at 12.15 with Johanneke, my occupational therapist.

She was here at 12.15 and was very apologetic about the miscommunications and the resulting delays; she promised it would not happen again.

She also promised to send me a cc on all correspondence relating to me, which she did today, seems she already got several things sorted today.

Such as my new bed which goes up at the head end which should allow me to sit up better, that is something of a bonus for me especially if it works well.

I will also get another appointment for the IPaq, the Home Servant; this lets me switch on lights and turn on the TV and DVD player, makes the bed go up and down and sits me up.

There are some teething troubles so they need to return, Johanneke has organised the next appointment for 13 October.

She will be here for an hour to check that all will be well installed and adjusted, think this is a great idea.

As at the first appointment two software nerds came here who could only install but not communicate and inform us as to what they would do.

The result was a few things I/we did not want and which did not work very well, such as two lights in the kitchen area which do not work at all anymore.

And doors I can only open if I am right in front of them and other bits and pieces, am very optimistic that with Johanneke here on the 13 October, it should all go better.

After the appointment we had a nice tasty brunch and then went out at about 15.00 for a walk/roll around the neighbourhood.

It was lovely and sunny weather with a slight cool breeze which did not bother me as I was wearing my new red fleece jacket.

We had a really good time; it was brilliant going out this afternoon and enjoying the sun on my face, my darling Richie bought a few pretty plants, all in all a very good afternoon.


Gareth said...

Watcha H@R, great to read that progress has been made. Also fantastic to read you,ve been out and about today lets hope for more sun and trips out, whishing we could just hop round never mind with you folks in spirt.

ρομπερτ said...

Dear Herrad, hope you are fine. Feels strangly good indeed, there might be a wonderful autumn ahead. Please have you all a good start into the weekend.

Herrad said...

Hi Gareth,
Going out today was good, the sunshine was lovely.
Then it rained this evening hope it is dry tomorrow.
Shame you can't pop by.

Hi Robert,
Hope your weekend is good and the weather too.
I had a good day today.

Good to see you comments, thanks for coming by.

Webster said...

I was just asking my husband if we could go out for a walk around Snake Lake tomorrow. It's a nature preserve not far from home, just across town. It's supposed to be partly cloudy, but with a temp in the mid 70's. Fingers crossed. Getting out is so life affirming.

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad!

So glad to read about going on a nice walk/roll outside!

What a nice beginning to Autumn, which I hope is a nice pleasant one for you with much outdoor and indoor freedom in the chair, and enjoying time with Richie.


Herrad said...

Hi Webster,
Hope you have a pleasant stroll, around Snake Lake, are there snakes in the lake or is it the shape?

Hi Stephany,
Hoping to go out this afternoon, happy the fleece jacket arrived the other day.
Looking forward to many outings this autumn with Richie.

Thanks you two dear friends for coming by.
Have a pleasant weekend.

Have Myelin? said...

How nice to hear about you going outside. =) Lovely post.

Herrad said...

Hi Sherry,
Friday was lovely going out, think probably then last warm day which we really enjoyed.
Thanks for coming by good to see your comment.