This is the story of Pam and John; she in her early 50’s and John is 62. Pam is a college professor. John taught at a local community college until diagnosed with Parkinson’s in March 2008, then Lewy Body Dementia in April.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

getting close

I had hoped to move this week but the house isn't going to be ready. I'm not sure whether it is going to be ready in time to move next week or not. It is getting close, but the hardwood floors still need to be sanded and refinished, paint touched up, and the grab bars installed in John's bathroom.

John is a little more focused on packing than he was at first but there is still a lot to do. And I spent the afternoon today working in the yard of the new house, not packing. I realized today that we have 5 different people we hire to help us with yard work and packing, all of whom are pretty unreliable. I got upset Sunday when someone who had repeatedly said he was coming didn't show up, but I found someone else to help me get the bushes planted before it got too cold. I'm trying to be more laid back and figure if one person can't help someone else will be able to.

I will post some pictures once the grab bars are up. John's space is going to be really nice.


Anonymous said...


Thanks for the update. Sounds like the floors are the biggest obstacle to having the house ready to move in. Fingers crossed it all gets done right and soon. Good luck with it all. Hope you can enjoy the weekend a bit. kind regards,

no1daughteroflewydad said...

Hi Pam,

Moving is so stressful. I hope all goes well and as to plan for you.
Once all is sorted, you are going to need a well earned holiday.

Take care