Good news and bad news. First the good news - it really looks like we are going to close on the house on Friday. This is not set in stone yet, but it really looks that way. The bad news though - the apartment complex won't let us out of the lease I just signed this weekend. I think it's very wrong - esp as we haven't moved in yet - but we are stuck paying close to a thousand dollars a month for 3 months for an apartment we won't be living in. I guess there's nothing we can do about it, though.
Moving on, Kevin had yet another really great day today. He totally rocked all of his therapies and you can see more and more how determined he is to walk with just his cane.
We also had 'vision therapy' today. The therapist tested his vision to see how much peripheral on his right side he lost. It turns out he can't see anything from the center to the right unless he turns his head. It was sad to see, but it doesn't seem to bother him. Maybe he doesn't really notice it, I'm not sure.
And I am going to finish up by answering a few questions posted by an anonymous poster. They asked about the house. As for the modifications - first, they can't be done until we own the house. There really aren't a whole lot of things that need done, but we have to rip the shower apart to allow his wheelchair to get up to it and remove a cabinet under the sink in his bathroom so that he can wheel under the sink to brush his teeth and things like that. If I remember correctly, there are 4 doorways that need widened and we are taking out the 2 windows in Kevin's room and putting in French doors for a rear exit. Lastly, we need to add a 'ramp' to the door into the house from the garage.
I can truly say that a year from now (or less) none of these modifications would be necessary, but we need to make the house as accessible for Kevin right now as we can. I want him to be able to get into the shower by himself. I want him to be able to wash his own clothes and cook his own meals. That is what this house is going to do for him - he can get around all of it (even the stairs as we have seen, lol) and I want him to become more and more independent.
As for when we will be moving in? This weekend if we sign the papers. Kevin won't be able to be in his room, but we have 4 other bedrooms that he can stay in while they are doing the work. The contractor is planning to start the day after we sign, and it's a good time for us because we are on vacation next week and we will be busy doing things every day. This way we don't have to hear all of the noise.
And that about sums up today...
First 2 from the Nov kit!
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