This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Reverse Mortgages and celebrating "us"...Mom visited Dad...

The best thing about today, is, we felt better than yesterday...and celebrated our first meeting 10 years ago...

We decided to research the facts of a Reverse Mortgage...and found out we could stay in our present home or buy a new one, and not have a house payment...

We picked up Izzy from Boarding, and were so happy to see her little face!

Izzy and I went for a long, long walk and called it a day...

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Mom went to visit Dad today after she got off work.  Today was exceptionally windy.  The parking lot was full, so Mom had to park in the street and walk a couple blocks.  Dad was sitting in his wheel chair, near the nursing station.  He grinned widely when he saw Mom coming down the hallway toward him...

They chatted a few minutes, then Mom suggested they go talk in the alcove by the security doors, since it was too windy for the patio. 

Mom listened intently as Dad told her how he was working for the Fire Dept and was in charge of training and hiring.  He told her all the men have to report to him.  Dad was in high spirits and full imagination!

One of the nurses stopped by and gave Mom a hug and flirted with Dad.  Dad flirted shameless back with her, apologizing at forgetting her name.  He told her he would call her her "Pickles".  (Her name is Olivia)  Olvia grinned back and gave Dad a hint..."Olives"....Dad looked confused, so Mom helped Dad by telling him, "Olivia" and Dad roared with laughter, thinking that was so clever.

Dad's Angel, Doctor-Doctor, stopped by, again passing out hugs to Mom and joking with Dad about keeping an eye on him.  Dad just LOVES it when his Angel tells him that...and it always makes him chuckle with joy.

Dad's legs and feet look really good.  They were "normal" looking to me when my husband and I visited.  So glad his circulation seems to be better.  Guess him staying off his feet and resting more is helping immensely.

The Aide came to take Dad for his shower, so Mom kissed him good bye and went home.  She told us how pleasant their visit had been and how relieved she was that Dad was in such a great mood.  We are all so pleased with how content he appears to be...


1 comment:

Betty said...

I just caught up on you last 4 posts. Somehow they didn´t show up in my reader. I´m sorry your trip was such a disappointment, concerning the house hunting. But your visit with your dad sounded so good. I´m glad you had such a great visit. Hope you have better luck with finding a home soon!