Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Voice from the Past

This is in order to tell you why I've been quiet for so long. I moved from Santa Cruz to Mill Valley and am now living at the Redwoods. Life here is wonderful. We are constantly occupied and educated and there is no reason for anyone to ever be bored.

I've had a strenuous time trying to get news of my eyesight which is waning faster than I want it to. But I'm fine otherwise. I go shopping across the street to a Safeway store. I do my own cooking and I feel well.

By doctor's orders, I'm not supposed to take the local bus system but one of the bus connected to this place has walker accessibility and I can go to whatever doctor's appointments I need to or go shopping locally. Everyone here, all the staff are so unbelievably loving and caring and its a joy to live here.

For example, we were told our electricity was going to be off for two hours the other day. I was sitting in my recliner taking my afternoon nap and forgot my recliner was electrical. Suddenly, every light went off and I couldn't get up because my feet were up in air in the chair and I couldn't get them down because of my electrical recliner. I had to press the button I wear around my neck. In came a wonderful person we have who is friend to everyone. She moved a couple of things out of the way that had been blocking me and I could climb out of my chair. She said goodbye and the whole thing was over. In couple of hours the electricity went on and I put my chair in it's correct posture.

I have much joy from my cat Edgar who is here. He now has two homes, having adopted my neighbor. She leaves her screen door barely open and I do, too. If I miss him and he's been gone too long, I call Adele and she says, oh, yes he's sleeping on my bed.


Anonymous said...

It's wonderful that you are so happy in your new location.

Alison said...

I'm glad you are living in such a nice place!

Anonymous said...

Good to hear from you again. More stories, please!

Anonymous said...

In all your fun and learning, don't forget about us.

Anonymous said...

Svensto, I love all your stories, from the past to your daily on-goings. Thanks for still writing for us even though you now have so many fun things to do

Anonymous said...

I admire your ability to adapt to new living arrangements and be happy with what you have. Your life story is so amazing.
A while ago you stopped posting for a long time because you were knitting socks. I've finally knit my first pair. It's a very happy accomplishment. I wish I had your color work skills, though.