The Team Save Janet Report is Out! #TSJ

Renovation Day 47. Randy worked from home today and Janet and I emptied a few boxes and arranged a few things in our room and the Den/Second Bedroom. There’s not really that much more we can do until the kitchen is finished. There is lots more I can do of course but that’ll have to wait for Monday when Janet is back at Connect.

The first night in the new house was a good one with Janet waking up refreshed and in bed still. The sun was shining brightly into the house as we had breakfast then called Mary/Gaga for a Skype chat. Janet was pleased with the way the conversation went and thought she did well. She did.

Our day consisted of puttering around the house, unpacking what we could and setting a few things up. We can’t for the life of us find our bedside table lamps so if anyone has them or knows where they are I’d love to hear from you.

It was nice enough for us to take the dog for a spin around the complex after lunch and we used that time to knock on the doors of a couple of our new neighbours so Janet could meet them. Since she’s hardly been here she’s missed out on people dropping in to say hi. We are blessed to have a lot of good neighbours here and Janet noticed that, saying, “we are lucky, because there could be a lot worse people living here”.

Janet thought the service at Trinity tonight was “really good and fun”. It was and she did a great job standing a couple of times during it. Moxies was our dinner choice tonight and Janet found it to be too noisy. Those environments are really bothering her lately so I’ll have to be mindful of that when deciding where to take her.

Today was a total day off from exercise and its hard for me to allow that as I want Janet to keep working her right leg especially. I notice she’s cold a lot these days and that really impedes the use of that right leg never mind the tone and neglect. Hawaii would be a great solution.

The benefits of the new neighbourhood are starting to be realized as I made a less than ten minute round trip run to Save On for ice cream tonight while Janet got ready to watch the X Factor results show. That trip was ten minutes one way from the old house and I was never comfortable leaving her alone and being that far away. This seems much safer although we should figure a way for her to call for help if needed. Ideas?

Praying for a night of healing sleep.

The Team Save Janet Report is Out! #TSJ #renos

Renovation Day 32. Big day today! The bathroom and laundry area floors are in! That enabled Frank the plumber to install one of the new toilets and change out most of the poly B pipe in the house. I finished installing LED pot lights and have two flush mount fixtures to go and the lighting will be done except for accent lights in and around some cabinets. Dave the painter is finished except for base boards and some touch ups. Randy completed the backsplash in the kitchen and I must say Janet picked a good one!

With so much going on at the house today I didn’t get to Connect until after four and Janet was waiting in the living room. She remembered I might be late so she wasn’t worried. After catching up on the day she surprisingly agreed to a bike ride in which she tied her personal best. I thought for sure she’d break it and think the machine was unfair to her the last six minutes of her ride in not giving her as much distance as at first. Never the less Janet seemed pleased with her efforts and obviously got a cardio workout in the process.

Janet not only ate a big dinner tonight, she ate rather speedily and when I commented on that she thought I was weird. Usually she’s a pretty methodical eater and tonight her plate was clean in no time. There was room for apple pie and ice cream though. Yummy.

While filling out a questionnaire on Janet’s abilities to perform certain tasks we came across a question on managing finances. Janet was quite indignant that I think she can’t handle her money and repeatedly stated she could. Prior to getting sick Janet was an excellent money manager and I’ve assumed she would be completely incompetent in that area now. I might be wrong though. After a lengthy and intelligent conversation we agreed that I would let Janet know each time her CPPD payment is deposited and she will assist in determining how that money is designated. I’m curious to see how this goes and expect her to be able to take some responsibility for household decisions.

Our evening finished off with some TV and Janet was quite upset neither The Voice or X Factor was on but that left more time to chat with the other residents and staff. Janet was relatively quiet tonight and called her own bedtime just after nine. Praying for a night of uninterrupted sleep and complete healing of her right leg.