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Well Beth moves to Larry and Jeff’s house today, by the way it’s a 103 degrees, hottest day of the year. When I walked in I found it funny, there were discussing what foods she likes, See, having lived with her for 8 years I knew all of these answers and yet it was foreign to them, well after about 10 minutes or so they finished that discussion. Eventually the discussion moved on to scheduling and coordinating this more (less than 20 miles). Her one brother who is a florist kept driving the point the who, what, when everything was going to be done. Now for a wedding I completely understand, but this is a person, wheelchair, meds, some clothes and some things to do books and such. We can always go back to her house and get other things. He made a comment to Beth’s oldest son to pack up the computer and have the cords neatly wound so they wouldn’t be tangled when it was set up. Her son responded that he will put the stuff in a plastic bag, of which her brother commented that he would bring some boxes out. She is not moving to Europe or anything, if the cords get tangled you just untangle them, these are not Christmas lights which can suck. Plus Beth will not be doing any of this, mostly pointing to what she wants or saying that she wants something.

For me the 4+ hours meeting was mostly humorous as most people were acting as if they were having a baby, pacing, talking 100mph, trying to get anally organized. I was angry a few times and wanted to speak up but it’s not completely my place, plus they need my help more than my attitude. I did enjoy the shock when they found out Beth and I had gone to Walgreens. “Did you walk”, “How did you get to the van?”, “did you have your oxygen”.

First off the walk from her bedroom to the front door is farther than the door to the van. Second of all I know how to work a wheelchair as I have assisted my mom, which even involved lifting her. You know once she is in the van the rest is easy, open the van door, stand and then sit in the wheelchair, done. O well she had fun getting out and I am glad she did, I think it was good for her. She was a little scared before we left because shes afraid she might fall or pass out. I told her we can take as long as necessary. I got everything in the van, we checked the oxygen tank it was full and operational. She sat on the couch for a few minutes and then we were out the door on the way to the van. She did that with no issue what so ever so off we were. We got to Walgreens and ironically we parked right in front of the door, she has the tags but sometimes this one can be busy with handicap parking. I got out and setup the wheelchair, rolled to her side of the car and opened the door. She got out and made it without issue, I folded out the foot rests and in the store we went. First stop was to get some readers, it took a bit to find the “style” she was looking for but we found a pair she liked, then headed to magazines for some PennyPress puzzle books. She flipped through a few and settled on 2 and off to checkout. She put the items up on the counter and gave her bank card to me. They finished ringing us up and I began the card process, the guy looked at me at little weird, maybe he was trying to figure out if we were married or mother and son, I just gave him a “what the F” look and we left. We headed home without issue and she made it back in the house as well. She had a coughing fit after we were home for about 20 minutes but it was over in about 5-7 minutes and all was good.

While there I fixed the front door handle, backed up her computer and some other small things. Jo Ann came over, she and I had pizza delivered, watched some TV with Beth, she eventually went to lay down. Jo Ann began to do some of her work and I finished the computer. Beth asked that I make her some dinner, I warmed up the spaghetti I made her the other day and some of the Italian salad I had left over from going out the other night. I brought it to her in bed made sure she was ok and I left for the night.

Where do I start, well we moved into another storage unit. It turns out that the owner called us and said that she could put us in a climate controlled unit cheaper than the climate controlled and standard unit we just moved into. So we spent another weekend moving to another unit and we actually have some space left over. We submitted some warranty work that was approved and will be worked on in June, nothing major but it will be nice to have it done. Beth created a small garden in our area, were looking forward to the results later this year. Today is also our 4th anniversary wow time flies when you are happy! We’re off to see my girls this weekend, it been too long and I am really looking forward to it. Now a funny story. We have this couple next to us in a diesel pusher, they have been there for about a month. We yesterday we go out for brunch and I notice that the back tire is covered in black soot. Now it did rain hard and I am parked next to a railroad tie. Well I am checking into the source of this mess, I figured it out that the exhaust pipe of their generator spewed this stuff on my van, which is for sale. So when we get back Beth heads over with a kind note as to what has happened and some possible solutions to future runnings of the generator. So she heads over that knocks on the door and the wife answers the door and Beth begins to explain what happened and that they might want to have the generator looked at and that maybe they could purchase a exhaust pipe turn down to prevent this from happening to us and future neighbors. Well they completely miss what was said and being to go into defensive mode. They begin with “we didn’t run it that long” and “on Sunday morning it’s hard to get enough power to make good waffles” and “we ran it last Sunday”. Instead of “wow we’re sorry” or “we’ll be more careful next time and thanks for telling us”. While this story isn’t hahahahah funny, it’s amazing how people get defensive as if they were going to loose their rights.. Well more to come this month as other travels are upon us.