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September 2- The next morning we started the day with some strong hot coffee, hikers breakfast bars, and Carnation Instant breakfast. Our campsite was on the edge of Lake Superior. What a gorgeous view. Zach and Michelle both filtered water to drink later on the trail. While they're filtering water I'm doing my BIG sand … Continue reading Hiking across Isle Royale part 2
Hiking with Parkinson's on Isle Royale 2021 Introduction In 2020 I planned on celebrating my Seventieth birthday by hiking across Isle Royale National Park. Unfortunately the Covid pandemic shut Isle Royale down. Plans were changed to the first week in September 2021 with my son Zachary and Daughter Michelle going with me. In April I … Continue reading Hiking with Parkinson’s on Isle Royale 2021
Where have you been? Introduction - If you have read any of the Caregiver’s blogs, you already know that Harriet has been diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia. Because of this she retired from her job in 2013 and I became her Caregiver. I retired from my job in 2016 and we moved to Adrian, Michigan. Since … Continue reading WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
I jumped off Pretty Girl and ran over to where Dick was laying. He was on his back, but his eyes were open and he watched me coming over to him. “Are you alright?” “Not totally sure but I think both of my legs are broken.” I knelt down beside him, His left leg was … Continue reading Chapter six – Is there a Doctor in the house?
After reading more information about ticks than one person should have to endure, I decided enough was enough. It wouldn't be long before the group from the Senior’s Center pulled in and I was thinking that a nice quiet ride across the ranch would be just what the doctor ordered. Maria and Pedro had come … Continue reading Chapter Five – Back in the saddle
Introduction - This book has nothing to do with Dementia or Care giving. I'm writing it for my daughter who is a biologist for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. One day she came home from work with ninety nine ticks on her clothes. I told her that she needed some trained opossums to sweep … Continue reading Animals on Call. (chapters 1 -6)
The following article is an open letter to American Christians. It has nothing to do with Dementia or Caregivers. Rather, it's about the current obsession, many Christians have, with conspiracy theories. In this letter I am calling us to leave accusations and slander behind. This is a call to prayer. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Pentecost Sunday falls on … Continue reading To AMERICAN CHRISTIANS
Monday, March 23 – Zachary and Gina, called Monday morning to see how we were getting along. Gina is in Medical School, at Wayne State in Detroit, and they began to share some of the horrors of Coruna virus that she had heard about from her friends in various hospitals. They were hoping to help … Continue reading A Mad Dash to Michigan
How are you all doing? Life, as we know it, has been set aside while the world fights the Corona Virus. We’re in Michigan and have been ordered to stay home, except for absolute necessities, like groceries, and medicine. I don’t mind staying home since it helps me to focus on things that I have … Continue reading March 2020
This week has been better in a lot of ways: With the new plugs for the drier installed, we are able to wash and dry our clothes while doing other chores. Harriet hates to go to the Laundromat which added stress to her life, and that is never good for someone with Dementia. I seem … Continue reading February 14 – Happy Valentine’s day.