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Friday, February 08, 2019

Chocolate Latte and Assisted Living Centers Oh My


Startitis hit me.  No, I'm not done with Blue Ocean, but felt the need to start another afghan.  Partially because I needed something I didn't have to count as I was toting it back and forth to my Dad's skilled nursing facility and then from there to Assisted Living Center.  This is good old garter stitch, no counting necessary.  As you can see I've knitted a brown variegated section and have switched to dark brown for the second section.  I've included a tan for the 3rd color in my project bag.  This one measures 2.5 inches right by 57 inches.  I cast on 200 stitches, which is just 1 stitch more than Blue Ocean, but since this one doesn't have decreases and increased will measure a bit wider.  

And now for a name.....I've thought of Milk Chocolate, Cocoa, Chocolate Latte, or Coffee.  I'm leaning towards Chocolate Latte I think.


Here's a glimpse of Dad's Assisted Living Room.  It's a small studio type.  The cabinet provides some storage space for him.  My cross stitch friends will note the pillow on the blue chair is cross stitched.  My Mother made it.  Haven't hung any pictures yet.
You can see the little kitchenette area beside his bed.  A second cross stitch pillow Mom made.
The brown recliner in the corner is a new chair we got for him that's electric.  Less strenuous to operate, but will take some getting used to by him.  This has been quite a process and we're still working on trying to get him VA benefits to help with the medical costs.  We met with an elder attorney the other day....more paper work and costs involved with that.  Getting old sure isn't easy!!
Horrified to learn this, lol!  My steps have been up and down of late with all the Dad related stuff vs my ability to actually walk and or exercise.  You'll note my Walking 4 Fun Badge in the right sidebar

17 comments:

  1. It looks like your dad's got everything he'll need in his assisted living room, and you'll have peace of mind that he's being looked after. I hope you manage to get some help with the medical costs, such a huge worry for you.

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    1. Thanks Jo, right you are. Physically we can relax that he's in safe place; now if we can get through financial and legal mess I'll be ready to throw a party!

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  2. Doesn't look like a bad spot. But yeah, all the rigmarole of age sure isn't fun.

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    1. Right you are Pat all the rigmarole of age....sure seems like there should be an easier way.

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  3. His space looks perfect, very homey and comfortable. Having aging parents is really tough, bless your heart for dealing with it all. Startitis is just fine, its creative, right?

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    1. Thank you for the visit, and nod on Startitis. I think he's room looks real homey too. Too over some more personal pictures yesterday and that should add a bit more.

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  4. Dear Sandy
    You have all had a stressful time, but hopefully things are improving now.
    Mmmm, chocolate...
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thank you Ellie, yes it's been pretty stressful. My sleep has been a mess, so hoping things start to level out.

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  5. The assisted living space looks lovely. I imagine it gives you peace of mind knowing he's safe. I just realized that your blog posts do not show up on my reader on Bloglovin'. I haven't the foggiest why this is happening. The last post showing is from the beginning of December. I'm going to try to see if I can figure this out!

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    1. Strange, let me know what you find out about the reader Martha. I haven't used the reader for so long, I like keeping my list of blogs in the sidebar and then I can see when things are updated etc. Right you are about feeling better about his being safe.

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  6. Chocolate Latte is a good name for your new afghan.

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    1. And the link still didn't work. Here's the URL: https://gonegarden.blogspot.com/2019/02/stan-hywet-hall-and-gardens.html

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    2. I think I'm not understanding when to type the word "then" and when to leave it out.

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    3. Sherry, email me if you like or use the contact me in the right sidebar and I'll try to help you with it.

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  7. Your Dad's new digs look nice. Good that he has the pretty pillows from your mom. I agree that caring for the elderly is not for the faint of heart! So much paperwork. He's blessed to have you helping with his transition.

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    1. Thank you Sandie. It's been quite a job getting to this point, but am hopeful things will now calm down some.

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