Monthly Archives: February 2007

I Am With You

Something other than stories about Grandma and Grandpa today . . . **** This morning I was reading the beginning of the book of Jeremiah and this passage reached out to me: The word of the Lord came to me, … Continue reading

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Unaccepted Solutions

The little bits first: My bike ride today was rather miserable. It was snowing heavily, which is bad enough by itself because the snow blows back in my face–very uncomfortable, and it makes me ride with one eye shut and … Continue reading

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More on Reading to Grandpa

I really should be going to bed, not writing this. But I forgot to start my laundry earlier today, so my bed sheets are still in the dryer. I was running a slightly larger than normal sleep deficit last week … Continue reading

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Cooking

When I came to live with Grandma and Grandpa I came to help Grandpa by taking care of him, and I came to help Grandma by taking care of Grandpa and cooking. Grandma has never enjoyed cooking, and now that … Continue reading

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Little Troubles of Everyday Life

A few days before the recent big snowstorm Arlan went out one night to dump the compost. There is a deck on the back of the house and as he was going down the rather long flight of stairs he … Continue reading

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Trouble Shaving

Grandpa has struggled with shaving for a long time. Before I came to care for him he was forcefully switched from a razor to a cordless electric razor both for his own safety when shaving himself, and so if someone … Continue reading

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Back Trouble

Grandpa has suffered from back pain most if not all of his life. As best I understand it, he has a congenital back problem which I think Dad has inherited to some degree. As is the nature of such afflictions, … Continue reading

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More Work on Grandma

Friday the doctor called up to schedule more work on Grandma. She survived the stress test of a few weeks ago and now they are ready to begin actual work. My own reading between the lines is that she is … Continue reading

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What Grandpa Will Eat

I have come to the something of a dawning realization that Grandpa is a picky eater. I guess some part of my mind always associated picky-eating with those naughty little boys and girls, in spite of the fact that we … Continue reading

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