Friday, December 29, 2006
Time off for the Holiday's
Today Dad and I went to the auto show which took up most of the day. I spent several hours getting in and out of different vehicles. Most of the vehicles were difficult for me to get my legs into. The wheel and steering column take up too much space. Even the ones that did have enough leg room may lose it when the hand controls are added. There was one vehicle that had perfect leg room but the door opening is probably too small to fit a wheelchair through. I won't know until I have a new wheelchair. Once I have that, I'll be able to make a decision.
The wheelchair will be lighter and have removable wheels to fold up smaller. I'm in the process of getting that through Voc Rehab (state agency) so the process is slow (go figure). I haven't worried about that this week because I've been spending time with my family. Christmas morning was especially nice, beginning with Madeline, my five year old niece, telling me to wake up and then telling Dad that I was going back to sleep.
Christmas was as wonderful as always at Mom and Dad's. The house is tastefully decorated, stockings hung on the mantle, a tree in the corner by the stairs. The stairs added quite a challenge this year. Christmas Eve was the first time that I've walked up those stairs in over a year. Christmas morning was the first time that I walked down them. My first Christmas gift was that down is definitely easier. Well, that was really the second gift, the first was that Madeline didn't wake up till almost eight!
Try not to get too frustrated about the delay on the car. Trust me, I know the frustrations of the slowness of the american government and paperwork ;)
Happy New Year!
Lots of love Annie xx
Delaney woke up at 3am... but sat in the hallway singing christmas carols at the top of her lungs. She finally gave up and went back to bed and got up again at 7am
Happy New Year!
Can't wait to see the new car when you actually get it..
Things are good on this end, just moving a little slow as the new year makes me realize I'm a year older but wiser. But not a lot of changes which is good, I hate change.
My new year resolution is to communicate better with my friends because you never know...so, how about lunch or dinner? I'll even let you drive...
Enjoy your independence my friend, you have earned it !