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Janet, A Success Story. September 18. #TSJ Padding

Jess put Janet through her paces this morning, doing lots of step exercises and walking. Of course Janet cooperated well knowing she’d be going home this afternoon. She called me to say she had “just wiped out” but was ok. While in her room folding and putting away laundry Janet lost her balance and fell onto her butt then onto her back. There are no signs of damage and I think the fall could do her good as far as lessening the fear of falling. It’s a good thing Janet fell on her padded butt now instead of the boney one she used to have.

Before we left Connect we went on a Tez hunt but were unsuccessful in finding him although Janet got to climb the stairs and do some more walking and that was successful. On the way home Janet indicated she feels that once she’s at home full time her job will be to clean things. That may be so and to start her off she emptied the dishwasher while I biked to the store for some corn. Later on Janet helped prep dinner including putting veggies on skewers to be grilled. She then rinsed dishes while I washed. Nice to have good help in the house.

Treating this like her Friday night that was enough work for Janet and we settled in to watch the finale of America’s Got Talent. I did make Janet get up to test all the ice cream flavours before deciding which one to eat. That was one walking trip she did not protest.

Janet continues to improve at dressing and undressing herself and will likely achieve her goal of operating the cooktop this weekend. No pressure.

Praying for a solid night of sleep and a productive Friday.

The Team Save Janet Report is Out. #TSJ #Sledgehockey

From a secret location very close to Janet.

Clean out day at San Michelle Rd. took way longer than I expected and once again I didn’t get to see Janet until going on nine o’clock tonight. However, the job is done and we are officially in limbo land.

I got a huge surprise today when Jess texted me pictures of Janet all geared up to play sledge hockey.

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I’m so glad she agreed to go and try it! She did tell me it was cold and not much fun but agreed it wasn’t fair to not like it just because she was cold. Hopefully next time I can go and we can bundle Janet up a little more.

Our short evening before bedtime was spent having dinner, she waited for me, and chatting before reading some Not a Fan. Janet asked to read it and still seems very interested in it. She seemed particularly bright to me tonight, commenting that “we missed going to church tonight” and conversing really well with me and Kieran. It was a fun if not short time.

Praying for lots of quality time together tomorrow.