Saturday, April 24, 2010


When good triumphs over evil.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

Whew, been busy!

My Dad is now living with us for a couple of months. He was at an assisted-living place in Iowa that he really didn't care for, so Liz and I drove out and picked him up. We got back yesterday evening after a whirlwind trip across half the US.

So today Rachael and I installed a new stair lift in the house so Dad can make it up and down the stairs (Liz can use it too). Not real difficult, but kinda finicky and the thing is mondo heavy duty so we're worn out from wrasslin' it into working order.

Tomorrow is installing extra grab bars in the bath. In the near future I need to put a railing on the front porch step and do some electrical work in the attic. And if you're wondering why we didn't do all this ahead of time, it's because it took quite a while to make room for Dad in the first place. I think we'll be getting a small storage unit to hold some of the 'extra' stuff we moved out of his bedroom (used to be my den).

I'm dead tired, but damn, it's great to have Dad around. The extended visit was Liz's idea. She's the bestest.