She Needed Some Help at Home

I could tell something was wrong with my mom a few months ago. She would not tell me at first, but then she finally confided in me that she was worried she was no longer able to live on her own. She was terrified of losing her independence though, so she was putting off moving into a nursing home for as long as possible. When I realized that was what was wrong with her, I understood her fear. I knew that there had to be a happy medium, which is how I found senior care in Queens NY options.

I did an online search to see if I could find a forum where others could give me some suggestions. Everything wrong with her was just on the physical side. She still had her full mind, and she had no problem with her memory or ability to think. She was just moving slower and could not tend to a lot of things that she could in the past. Even taking a shower was getting harder on her, which is why she was considering a nursing home move. She knew that there would be aides there who could help her with the things she could no longer do herself.

I was able to find a home nursing agency that handles everything from home nursing to just a friendly conversation over a homemade meal, and everything in between. This agency would be able to help Mom with her cleaning, laundry, and bathing, which are the three things that she was having the most trouble with. We were able to set up an appointment with them, and they are the ones who brought the light back into my mother’s eyes. Knowing she could still maintain the majority of her own independence in the place she has called home for 30 years was all it took!

I Guess That We Need a New Roof

Sam and Jimmy and I talked to the building inspector after he got done with looking at the place. We figured that we knew what he was going to say and we did. I guess that we need a new roof. The building inspector gave us the names of a half dozen companies that do roof repair and roof installation in NYC. It is not like any of them are likely to tell us any price that we are going to like, but we are going to have to figure out what is the best thing to do and just bite the bullet. It is not like you can wait around for the roof to fall down and this one has taken a lot of abuse over the past few years. Of course you are supposed to replace the roof ever so often and if you do not do it, then you are going to eventually regret it.

We have a leak right now, but this winter there was an incident when we thought the roof might come down on top of us. It was after the last of those huge blizzards right one after the other . There was around six feet of snow on the top of the roof and that was probably about all that it could handle without giving up. Another big snow would have have probably caved that roof in. We got this long roof rake and very carefully began to pull the snow off of the roof. Of course we were not really eager to climb up there, so we got this guy with a cherry picker to help us out. That guy was sort of nervous because he was afraid all of that snow might come down at once on top of him.