My trip home from Colorado was pretty uneventful. And for someone on crutches, dragging a suitcase and a folded walker, that's saying something! But thanks to the nice shuttle driver and airline personnel, I didn't even have to carry a sign: "I'm Old and Pitiful, Please Assist".
I may or may not have that same tattoo.
My sister, Marcia met me at the Portland airport and drove me home. But first we stopped at Costco to load up some groceries. By the time we finished, I definitely would have passed the driving test on one of those electric carts.
Marcia has a new puppy, Jojo. The dogs were super happy to see me but the jury is out on how they felt about a puppy in the house.
Here is Gus explaining the house rules:
I've been working on trying to teach the dogs to be service dogs for me. Here is Jake doing the dishes.
Unfortunately things like "pick up that paper I dropped" were totally ignored. As well as simple things like "bring me the remote", "make a pot of coffee", and "put my phone on the charger, please."
I was very excited to have Madeline and Finn over for a visit. Finn even spent the night. In one morning we had 4 hailstorms. Finn was excited to check it out.
This is Madeline's way to say she is tired. Not sure how she came up with it. But it sure is cute.
I have determined that spring is here. Or at least I can pretend by hanging my new door decoration.
Now that I am home, I can enjoy a little wine with dinner.
ONE of the hardest thing about being on crutches is that you can't carry anything. I know you are saying, DUH, but life is hard! I can work my way to the kitchen and make coffee, but then what? How do I get that nice cup of coffee to a table? So after Marcia left to go home, I had to be my own engineer.
After a long day of hopping around on crutches or the walker, I'm wondering if I should be counting my hops like others count their steps.
I have had one video meeting with my physical therapist and tomorrow morning I have my first in-person appointment.
Hoping no pain will be involved!
So I am officially on my way to recovery. Strengthen and recover - as long as it takes.
One step (any way you can) at a time,