Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Over the River and Through the Woods

This post is for my family. I saw Grandma on Sunday, and I thought I'd take a few pictures so those far away could see where she lives now.

I'm standing at the wrong angle, but this is basically the view out Grandma's bedroom window. On a clear day, Mt. Baker is prominent in the distance.

I'm not sure what's going on with the utility sink. It has plants in it. Maybe someone was thinking old washtub and missed the mark a little. Anyway, the landscape and view around the house are very lovely.

Grandma's bedroom window is the one on the left.

Here's the front of the house.

You can kinda see the two-story addition in the back, but here's where guests park, and I especially luuuuuv all the old growth timber. Beautiful.

Grandma spends her days in this room, hanging out with her roomies, visiting with Mom, watching TV, and napping.

It's televangelist day. In this picture, you can see the dining room, kitchen, bits of the front room, and Grandma's wheelchair on the right. She is an expert at traversing from recliner to wheelchair and back several times a day. One of the other residents even keeps score for her and cheers her on every time she makes the move.

On the left is Grandma's primary caregiver, working with another resident. I think her name is Cindy, but I can't remember for sure. Grandma is eating a grilled cheese sandwich, and Mom is digging earwax out of Grandma's hearing aid.

Here is the front room. The front door is out of the picture to the left, and on the right you can see the door to Grandma's bedroom.

Grandma's closet, the door to the front room, Grandma's dresser, end table, bed.

Grandma's pictures.

Grandma has one roommate, and they share this master bath.

The door on the right leads to the back entrance and the kitchen.

I love how much natural light Grandma gets.

We came around lunchtime. It was good for me to see how dexterous Grandma still is, holding her own glass, picking up something that dropped on the floor near her chair, feeding herself.

She really likes to have her hair and face stroked. She sits very still for it.

And here's our Gramma, smiling her happy smile and laughing her cute laugh. We love her.