Friday, May 13, 2005

Barbara's New Caregiver

I think the new caregiver is going to work out just fine. Her name is Sylvia.

Sylvia's first day was yesterday and shortly after she arrived, her supervisor from the agency showed up to go over things with her and make it clear what her responsibilities are. We all three sat together so it was clear to us all what she is supposed to do.

Well, I was more than a little bit surprised to find out that she is responsibile for taking care of not just Barbara, but also the parts of the house Barbara uses, or the parts Sylvia uses to take care of Barbara. Sylvia is also responsibile for doing Barbara's laundry.

That's great. You know what this means? Barbara and Sylvia use every room in the house except the den. Which means I get the entire house cleaned and dusted which is no small relief for me. (Who cares about the den.)

As far as the laundry goes, Sylvia does it all, because, "As long as I'm doing it, I don't mind doing yours and Brian's." Music to my ears. I feel a little guilty about her doing all our laundry so I'm going to offer her a little extra on the side each week as sort of a "thank you".

Yep, I think Sylvia is going to work out just fine.

"And that's all I have to say about that."
Forest Gump

17 comments:

Chase North said...

How is your wife doing?
- I hope you don't mind me asking.
I hope the new caregiver works out.

Lucky Pink said...

I'm so happy you're new caregiver sounds perfect! I hope everything else is going okay... haven't heard from you for a couple of days so I was starting to worry!

BTExpress said...

We're actually doing better. They found out last Saturday that Barbara's dilantin level was too high and lowered the dose. A couple of days later she started to recognize me again and the last two days, she has been awake a lot more.

I appreciate you both for asking, and you Amber for worrying. But don't worry. I may not post on your site, but if your looking for me, check here or email me. I'm always around and only post here or on other sites when I feel I want to say something.

And Sarah, you are free to ask me anything you want. Anybody can. I have discussed our lives with so many people over the last two years, nothing is off limits. Just don't bother asking me about my sex life. I haven't had sex for over two years so there is nothing to say. Unless you want to ask me about the calluses.

Chase North said...

Haha!!!

Hey - there's always the internet! That's my method for relief. :)

Captain Beefheart said...

Excellent news, fella! You deserve a break ;o) As for sex, are people still doing that? I thought that was what the internet was for

BTExpress said...

Where do you think I got the calluses?

BTExpress said...

I forgot to ask you two, any recommendations?

Chase North said...

Recommendations?

If we are talking porn, I'm not real adventurous and just use Google.

For calluses, lots of Neosporan.

Other recommendations of a non-sexual nature?
I highly recommend a dog.

BTExpress said...

Google for porn? No way. Newsgroups are much, much better for that.

Pope Benedict XVI said...

Well, you can always try http://passwordhq.com

They give username and password for all those pay porn sites. Some of them are out of date but you can generally find a good selection.

http://www.killmyday.com/ is good free entertainment too.

Or so the mother superior told me...

Pope Benedict XVI said...

And a little extra virgin olive oil rubbed into the callouses will help

Lucky Pink said...

Baby oil will make you soft as a baby's bottom! I use it on my feet after I get callouses from running around barefoot all summer long. ;)

I'm glad to hear everything is going okay! That's the worst part about blog friends... when they disappear you have no idea where they are.

BTExpress said...

Thank you guys for the tips. Where-o-where do I start? Porn and virgins, extra virgins no less, and a selection of oil and lotion to rub in. Oooooooooooooo................nice.:))

Captain Beefheart said...

I feel dirty just watching... tee-hee...

BTExpress said...

Hey Pope. Tell the mother that she is right, http://www.killmyday.com/ is a good source free entertainment. It has something for everyone.

Weary Hag said...

Hi BT ... just in for my first visit to your blog. I'm sorry to learn about the sorrows in your life, but it seems you have a pretty damned good handle on things right now (no reference made to the comments above).
Stay well and best wishes to you.
Remember ... the brain cannot think two conflicting thoughts at exactly the same time ... if you keep thinking happy (even just in the form of memories) you're one step ahead of the rest of civilization.

BTExpress said...

Glad you stopped by. We do the best we can with what we've been handed and are doing alright. I've always been the glass half full type of guy and I think it's the best way. Dwelling on the bad things just eats at you and serves no purpose. Humors good too. Mine style seems to put some people off, but oh well.