View From My Window

Thursday, December 1, 2022 — We’re on the last go-round of 2022. It’s been quite a year here at Cable House.We’ve had ups and downs but have persevered.

Tonight, I hit the end of my refrigerator rope and even though I’ve asked two different housekeepers to cleanout the refrigerator, it didn’t get done until I got fed up with the sticking drawers and began taking it all apart. Now, all of the pieces are out and clean and dry and I haven’t the foggiest notion of how to put them back where they belong. More than this, the energy I expended taking the thing apart has used up all my energy and so now I’m “Taking a break here, boss!” (ala Cool Hand Luke), and am trying to decide who to burden with my problem. For sure, Robert isn’t able to help. Yet another reason to move to an assisted living place!

And yes, that particular goal is back on the drawing board. More and more, I’m feeling like we need to be where we can be cared for and where we have a wider range of medical assistance/care. Notwithstanding being closer to family now that we’re in our ‘later’ years! (tongue in cheek here)

I haven’t announced this goal to very many people beyond the kids, but people who know us have to realize that we’re wading in some deep waters here and it’s getting difficult to hold our heads up. I need a break… and I don’t think a 5 minute break will do it. Before I become too incapacitated to do anyone any good, I need to get things in motion.

I don’t know what the real estate market is like right now — it appears to be coming back, even with interest rates higher than before; people are wanting change and to move to a new place. There’s a new subdivision going in here in Tehachapi–different from the ones that had been planned and laid out before. Their prices are comparable to what we’ll be asking for this home, but this home has more land AND is larger than the largest home that will be available. All good signs.

Well, the refrigerator awaits. It’s only 6:30 p.m. so not too late to call and ask a neighbor for a favor, but I still hesitate to intrude on other people’s lives. So, I will do a bit of Googling for my refrigerator and see if I can find instructions on how to put it back together again. Wish me luck~

Be safe, be well and know that you are loved. You are so important–we never realize the impact that we have on those around us. Trust me — each and every one of us is critical to the whole. May you be blessed and be sure to tell those you love that you love them.

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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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9 Responses to View From My Window

  1. dkzody says:

    That’s ambitious—taking apart the refrigerator! I wipe out the fridge, and Terry takes the produce drawers every so often to clean. We aren’t the best with cleaning the fridge.

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    • tehachap says:

      I’ve never had help with it, so when I couldn’t get it put back together again, I was just deflated beyond tears (notwithstanding that all of my energy was expended just pulling stuff out of it.

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  2. Cathy says:

    That’s a big brave decision you have made there Carol. Hopefully it will all fall into place with the best result for both you and Robert xx

    It’s those ‘shelves’ on the door that are the problem for me. They never seem to hook back on properly. A few choice words are spoken at times😊

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    • tehachap says:

      ROFL here… I would have used them myself if I’d had the energy to do so!! Never thought to cuss… might have helped–couldn’t have hurt! ROFL here… My fridge hasn’t looked so good in ages!

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  3. Ellen Abbott says:

    Well, I guess the move to a smaller house is off the books since your own health is becoming a problem. It makes sense to move, when you do, into an assisted living place where there will be others to help care for Robert and it won’t all be on your shoulders.

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    • tehachap says:

      Yes.. and once again, I’m being watched over and guided to do what is necessary for our own good. I’ve always been amazed at how life turns on a dime… I have to keep reminding myself to not push the edge of the envelope because our lives are laid out for us and all we have to do is live them…Hugs and love to you… T

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  4. 67andgood says:

    I hope you were able to Google the refrigerator and get it put back together. I had to take my printer apart because of a jammed paper inside the dark recesses but I did manage and the printer works now.

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  5. Joanne Noragon says:

    Moving to assisted living is brilliant and I hope it is sooner than later. You already have learned relinquishing some authority isn’t bad; it’s even goodl Robert probably won’t mind, either. Someone cooking the meals and sweeping the floors–such a deal. Do it! Love you!

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