Friday, January 22, 2016

A Long and Winding Road

So life continues on. The mornings can seem slow some days waiting for my dad to get up. Other days we are rushing to get things done before het wakes up. Once he's awake things get fairly busy. Today he had a Dr. appointment in Roseburg. So afterwards we drove out to Reedsport to get a glimpse of the ocean and then we ate dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. So we had fun. Now we're driving back in the dark. The road is narrow and windy. We got a truck that is fun to drive but it's a challenge tonight! I'm glad Mel is driving. 
Every day is different. I suppose I will get used to this loose schedule. But I think I do better with a routine. 
I'm very grateful for my life and this opportunity to be with my dad. And I am so grateful for Mel!  He's an amazing kind man. I'm very blessed. Well I'm getting dizzy trying to write while we drive. Adios!  Melody 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Settling In

Greetings!  Today is our first day in the RV park down the street from my dads. I don't expect we will spend much time here except at night. It used to be a drive in theater. And they still have movies here on Friday and Saturday...reruns. Of course the weather interferes here a bit. It is so rainy here today!  I think the movie won't play tonight. 
Things seem good here. My dad is thrilled we are here. I think he is pretty lonely as Barb is sleeping most of the time. She is such a sweetheart. I am sad she is so ill. And I'm glad we can be here. I feel like I'm doing good things. And I feel good knowing that. 
Well I hope life is good wherever you are today. HAVVVGW!!!!  Melody

Monday, January 4, 2016

A Little Bit Cold!

Happy day!  It is late here at my dad's. He and Barb are sound asleep. The nurse/caregiver is here for the night seated in front of the TV with her paperback novel. I have my own bedroom here. Mel is back in Idaho. He left this morning to go and work on a mold he needs to finish for a customer. I guess he will probably need to make physical contact with his work for a while until he gets things squared away.  So he will be back and forth for a while. I hope the weather improves. He met with some pretty snow packed roads today. And when he finally reached home he found the house was 46 degrees!  I guess the propane truck didn't make it to our house. He sent me a picture of how cold he was.  
Poor Mel!
 I am enjoying having time with my dad. Today we had a great time shopping and eating lunch at Red Robin. My dad has a great love for that place. And all the waitresses know him which he really likes. He does pretty well for a man his age. He really is remarkable. And he keeps telling me how much he likes having me here. So I am feeling very good for this opportunity. I also see how much his love and support helps Barb. They are a great strength to each other still. I think it's kind of amazing. It's a great example to me. 
Well I think I am tired enough to sleep!  HAVVVVVGN!!!  Melody