Mom’s Heart: Day 24

Today, Sunday, Evelyn had quite a few visitors (8 total). Harold & Lindsay stopped by after church. Lee made his early morning jaunt in and out. Kim was there around 2:30 with a pair of sweatpants for her to try. Her legs have been quite cold of late.  Kim mentioned that her leg seemed toContinue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 24”

An Evening with Carl & Alexandra Day

It’s not often one gets an opportunity to meet and spend a couple of hours with a famous author. Thanks to the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, artist and illustrator Alexandra Day flew in from Seattle for a brief visit. She is best known for the childrens series based on adventures of a baby and “Carl”Continue reading “An Evening with Carl & Alexandra Day”

Mom’s Heart: Day 17-19

Shower, Bicycling & Walking It has been a few days since reporting Evelyn’s updates. Dave & I were not down on days 17 &18. On day 19, all available hands traveled to Eugene for the progress conference at South Hills Rehab. Highlights on day 17 must have been the shower. Evelyn finally felt well enoughContinue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 17-19”

Mom’s Heart: Day 16

Lee’s Escape! On Friday Lee was talking about heading coastal. He gave me a call Saturday morning letting me know he had made it. Like a good soldier, he made his stop by Evelyn’s room to receive  marching instructions before heading out-of-town. The weather couldn’t have been better for his journey. Another beautiful fall day.Continue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 16”

Mom’s Heart: Day 15

Looking good! Evelyn seems to be taking to her new surroundings quite well. The rehabilitation facility is located in Eugene’s south hills. Older, not so modern or technologically advanced, kind of dark feeling but from her reports she seems ok. Speech ability is 500 times better than last week. She actually looks like herself, butContinue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 15”

Mom’s Heart: Day 13 & 14

Well, day 13 certainly was interesting. I just got off the phone with Lee (and that would be his new cell phone) finding how yesterday went. Apparently he had an altercation with an 18 wheeler on I-5. It was coming onto I-5 and merged over to the far lane, which was occupied by my dad’sContinue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 13 & 14”