View From My Window

Sunday, January 23, 2022 — The second quilt top for Quilts For Kids got finished today, so now I have three quilts to be taken to the long arm quilter. I’ll be glad to get them back so they can get finished up and mailed back to the group.

Quilts For Kids Quilt #2

Tonight was really scary. Robert fell and was calling me and I didn’t hear him either fall nor call out for me. The t.v. was on and I was at the other end of the house in the office and my computer was playing a movie. Because of all the noise, I didn’t hear him at first and when I did, I called out, “Just a minute.” He yelled back at me that he couldn’t wait a minute, and that he’d fallen. He was standing by the hallway to our bedroom and looked disheveled. I ran to him and checked to see if he was bleeding. He then tried to explain how he fell. He said he was walking into the bedroom and was taking off his hooded sweatshirt when his glasses got tangled in the sweatshirt. He lost his balance and down he went. He said he yelled as loud as he could but I never came, so he managed to crawl over to the bed and pull himself upright then went to the beginning of the hall and yelled again. Thank God he wasn’t hurt — he was shook, but no bumps on his head and no blood. Later on, I apologized again and said I hated that he’d fallen and I hoped that when we got into the other home, the fact that it was smaller might make a difference in how our voices carry and we’ll be able to hear one another better. And, I have a doctor’s appointment the first week of February. Guess who’s going to get her hearing checked?

Still no word on the other home, and now that we’ve both fallen in the past 90 days, I’m more compelled than ever to get us moved into a smaller place.

One or two other sad notes. My younger sister, who was hospitalized recently with COVID, got released to go home after two days. But a day or so later, she fell in her home. My niece went over to check on her and found her barely conscious. She told her that she was going to call 911 and did. They came and couldn’t really get her to respond, so took her back to the hospital. On the 14th of this month they moved her to a convalescent home for physical therapy so she could regain some strength and improve her balance. She’s in isolation there at the convalescent center, and says she tested positive for Acute Metabolic Encephalopathy, Bilateral Pneumonia, Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure, and COVID-19. My niece says the pneumonia is because of the COVID.

The second sad note is that my dear Aunt M. passed away on January 19, 2022. She was married to my mother’s youngest brother, who died in a motorcycle accident on July 4th, 1962. They had two little girls at the time, both under the age of six. Fast forward, Aunt M. had a stroke a couple of years ago. Then recently, she and her husband both came down with COVID. That stripped away all of the ground she had made in recovering from the stroke. From there it was just a matter of time. She was placed in hospice care and when she passed from this life, all of her family was there with her and my cousin said she was very peaceful. She was always a favorite aunt–even after my uncle’s death. With the passing of my Aunt E. just this past December, I only have one aunt left. My mother was the eldest of seven children and all were married with kids. One by one, they’ve all passed, and now there’s just the wife of my mother’s next to youngest brother left. It feels so strange and makes me feel older than I am. Life is very fragile. Handle with care!

Please be safe–take good care of yourself, and if you have balance issues, please be extra cautious when moving or doing things. We think it can’t happen to us, until it does. May you be blessed, and please remember to tell those you love that you love them.

About tehachap

Happily married and retired, my hobbies are quilting, reading and anything to do with trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad). My husband and I have truly enjoyed our retirement, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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13 Responses to View From My Window

  1. dkzody says:

    Balance therapy is a great tool. Your doctor should be able to recommend a place and Medicare will pay for it. Although in my 50s when I went, there were many others there in their 70s and 80s. It’s never too late.

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  2. 67andgood says:

    I’m sorry Robert fell. I am so glad he wasn’t hurt. Is there some type of “alert” he could wear around his neck to call you if necessary? I do hope you hear about that potential home very soon.

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  3. Ellen Abbott says:

    When it rains, it pours it seems. At least on you this last week. sorry to hear about your sister and aunt and I’m glad robert was just a little shook up. Sounds like you are being strung along about the house as if they don’t really want to sell. You may have to give up on that house and start looking in earnest a what is already available whether in that neighborhood or not.

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    • tehachap says:

      Thanks. I think the delay in the house is strictly because the husband is having difficulty dealing with the loss of his father. And now that his wife is unemployed, that adds another thing to worry about. My last contact with her was less than 2 weeks ago so I’ll contact her in another week or so. We’re always open to other homes there in that park as long as they fit our needs, but we haven’t seen any come up for sale. The one home that went on the market (3 br., 2 ba.) was way overpriced and didn’t have a garage. We are committed to living in that particular park because we have friends who live there who would be an additional support for us, and us for them.


  4. 67andgood says:

    I forgot to mention the loss of your aunt and the problems your sister is having. I hope she gets some improvement very soon.

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    • tehachap says:

      Thanks. Although I’m concerned about my sister’s failing health, I know she doesn’t take care of herself and more than this she’s stubborn and enjoys taking risks (such as not getting vaccinated) so her situation could most likely have been prevented.


  5. Joanne Noragon says:

    It never rains, etc…I hope you are able to nail down this house very soon. We’ll all breathe easier.

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