The dynamics of things have changed, if that’s the right word –and even if not! DH’s orthopedic folks now say he can put weight on that (broken iliac side’s) foot as is tolerable! That likely means we can lose the ramp and maybe cancel the wheelchair, but we’ll see for sure as the rehab week/therapy wears on. We’ve been the whole walker-on-every-kind-of-surface and cane-on-steps route before — when far more hobbled than this and one-armed. Summering suddenly seems vastly more doable.
He’s had endless company. They’ll be coming here soon to see him, so I will finally have to wash behind the downstairs toilet. (It’s good to have goals, right?)
Still trying to decide whether to shut up the man-cave down in the basement and sacrifice my tiny room to the Rehab King once and for all (and go insane), or to not do that and stay reasonably normal. His much larger bed would have to come up, so we can return grandson’s twin set to his room, and pass on the new cot to second grandson who has fully outgrown his toddler bed, and I’d have the sofa again. That’s all doable, but my not having any privacy/doors to close again (Caveless Girl), well.. that could pitch me over the screamy edge of rationality. On the other hand, he simply cannot finesse the cellar steps any time soon, and should give that up permanently. All but himself are agreed on that.
Wish there was just one more room, here, at the ever-impromptu hostel. Two, really. I’ve wracked my brain, and there’s no good solution. A vacated cellar man-cave is no good to any of us. It’s pretty much suited only to Hobbits. (And to spiders bigger than hobbits.) (I don’t like most hobbits or most spiders.) I guess a front room converted into a minimalist guy’s bedroom for now is the best (and safest!) I can do for all parties. It’s at least one of only two easily maneuverable options at the moment — I’ll just have to stop thinking, “And then what?”
Deep breath… One day at a time. One day at a time. One day at a time… one toilet at a time, too… yuck! There could be worse than hobbits or spiders back there!