Monday, August 30, 2010
About the parboiling
First of all let me tell everyone that I was totally against him going on the roof. I have been doing the roof projects for a long time now and I could not stop him. I asked him why he felt he needed to do it and the response was He needed to prove to himself that he was still able to do things like this. So we put on his tennis shoes for better grip and tucked in his pants legs and boy did he look ducky. And he did not go up very high just a couple of feet and as the water came down the roof he remembered that the roof was warm and so was his behind. I guess what the point of all this is, is even though they have this coming on they want to feel useful around the house and that they need to feel wanted and needed. Joe still does things around the house. He has his daily routine, feed the fish, bird and take out the recyclable stuff piled up on the counter. He has taken over doing the towels once a week and heaven help us if we interfere. (He takes them out of the dryer and puts them on so he can warm up). So if your loved one or patient can do some chores around the house let them as long as they do not pose a danger to themselves or others. I am sure there are some things they can do such as feeding animals or folding laundry. You will figure it out. But the roof is probably a bad idea. Joe won't be going up there again.