Our guests arrived yesterday afternoon about 2:00 p.m. They're a little weary from being on the road almost two weeks.
He is a type 1 diabetic, she a type 2. She has had both knees replaced
but has problems with her feet and can only walk short distances. She's
also recovering from a damaged rotater cuff, has "spurs on her spine"
and degenerative arthritis.
It was quickly apparent she would be running the show and it would all
be health related. At 4:30 p.m. we were informed we would eat at 5:00
p.m., and it would need to be either American or Italian food. Yes
maaam we said, and hit the door to make it happen.
Apparently there are a number of glucose checks and injections to be
done for him every day. Trust me, she will keep us informed.
It's 52 degrees this morning and raining but we're headed for the coast
anyway. She told us she cannot walk on the beach but just wants to say
she's seen the Pacific Ocean. Rodger is a good son, he's driving us and
will take us to some nice look out stations where they can make
pictures, although it may not be picture taking weather at the coast,
Tomorrow we will do the rose gardens, rain or shine. I have news for
her, there's a lot of walking to be done there. I'll let her decide how
much she's up to.
She's decided against purchasing the manzanita bush, but may order one
once she's back at home, too much trouble to get one here.
He is the same, she is not. She's my age but much older. I don't know
what happened. She was always more vibrant and outgoing than me, always
laughing and game for anything. Somewhere along the way she let
herself get old. They live in a rural area thirty miles from the
nearest town. He uses a computer, she doesn't know how to turn one on.
He's still vibrant, in tune with the world, and active. She is old.
She's not interested in doing anything more than the coast and rose
gardens. I sense she's going to want to spend a lot of time at the
hotel where she can lay on the bed. Too bad we can't take him and do
some interesting things but I doubt he will leave her.
I have faith the sun is going to come out and be a nice day. More later.