Monthly Archives: July 2009

Only the bare essentials

As you can imagine, with a household consisting of two ‘officially’ (according to the DMV, anyway) disabled adults who take forever to do most simple tasks, like shop or cook meals, we have pared our schedule down to the barest … Continue reading

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Chef-mechanic who makes house calls

Dear friend Maggie Pringle brought us dinner last night (a fabulous salmon salad) shortly after UPS delivered a KneeWalker scooter for Linda. Of course the scooter came packed in foam peanuts, which are hard enough to deal with for the … Continue reading

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After 30 years, 30 days

It occurred to me that, after almost 30 years of marriage, Linda and I are now in the midst of spending (at leat) 30 days together, pretty much 24/7 after her Achilles tendon surgery. I don’t think we’ve ever been … Continue reading

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Linda's new look

Spouse Linda came home from surgeon Larry Oloff’s office today, sporting a hot pink cast (her choice of color) after a post-op inspection of the incision, which is healing nicely so far. She still can’t put any weight on the … Continue reading

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Angels descend upon the now, apparently, blessed house

The first angels, dear friends David and Ricki Perry, came down from Portland, via San Francisco, arrived with a delicious¬† lunch in hand, then set to work doing thankless tasks that are particularly hard for our current mutual misconfigurations. David … Continue reading

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A curse upon our house?

No sooner had Linda and I settled into our new life of reversed caregiver roles (the lame leading the lamer) when our rock-solid, hardworking and, as it happened, fully-loaded dishwasher broke. Added to the wrenched back and my new duties … Continue reading

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The Menlo 'casualty ward'

Ms. Hubbard Gulker returned home yesterday afternoon, chipper and alert, after a mid-morning surgical procedure to repair her left Achilles tendon. The surgeon offered an excellent prognosis, saying the procedure had gone very well. Unfortunately, the hard part of this … Continue reading

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