Friday, December 5, 2008

December has come, We have found our new Home and still need to sell the old one. Dropped the Price to $309,000

We found a home at Thanksgiving Village in Lehi. It was made for someone in a Wheelchair. Perfect for me. We move in in less than a Month. We have dropped our home price now $43,000. Need it sold soon.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November is here, Lowered our home price $25,000. I hope it sells soon.

I'm back at work 20 hours a week going towards 25 hours. The Election is now over and we will wander in the wilderness for a while. I hope our home sells soon. Here are some new pictures. Only $324,900.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Summer has ended, our home has not sold, I am up to 20 hours a week at work.

Walking around our apartment

Stacy and Randy, my Physical Therapists.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Our Youngest goes off to College this week.

The time has come and Mary leaves for college. We are getting ready to take here up to BYU-Idaho where her sister also went. This will be our first vacation in a year and a half so very much needed after all that has happened. We get one or two looks a week at our home. We hope someone makes an offer soon. Shawn has been downtown with us for 17 days and is settling in nicely. I'm back at work now 15 hours a week and doing fine. I found out Friday that my Boss of 9 years has a new assignment so I get a new one. This will be interesting. Our new life goes one......

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Our home is now listed and our cat has been adopted.

See our home For Sale at
Mystic was adapted today by a nice woman who loves Persian cats. Shawn will move in with us this weekend.
I have been back to work for a month now and am ramping up from 10 to 15 hours a week.
More soon.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Current situation: One month after Leaving Rehab.

It has been just over one months since leaving Aspen Ridge. My family and I now live in downtown Salt Lake and actually enjoyed it. It's 3 blocks from work and I have visited there many times. Physical therapy is three times a week and quite grueling. I've been trying to prove I'm completely independent by getting everywhere by wheelchair and light rail (TRAX). It usually takes me four hours to go to my physical therapy sessions three times a week. That's 12 hours a week. When I get there after spending about an hour and 15 minutes wheeling myself up hills and through long corridors of hospitals I'm exhausted. And then I'm not very useful as far as doing the physical therapy activities themselves. I'm going to have a serious talk with my case manager Spencer about doing things differently. I need assistance in getting to and from the hospital . Either I can drive or get there by taxi or whatever, but this current method is not going to work; plus I can't afford to take 12 hours a week away from work just to do physical therapy. I am almost out of sick leave and I cannot afford that pay cut. So yes we will have a serious talk .

Selling our home. All our preparations are going well and we have a painter there painting the main floor and other areas and it looks beautiful. My wife choose a paint color that just looks wonderful and I think the new owners will love it. We have a storage unit and have moved our first 6 Pickup loads over. I hope by the end of the month to have the house ready to list.

We haven't found a temporary or long-term home for our cat. We are kind of thinking that maybe out of fairness if someone does want to take our cat, let them take her completely and not asked for her back. If they bond with her, it's not fair to ask for her back . So if you are interested, Mystic or Golden Eyes would make a great new addition to your home.

Well those are the basics. I will probably have more later but I haven't put anything new for some time so I thought I'd better add something for those of you who do check out my blog. Signing off for now.

As always,

Friday, June 20, 2008

We need a temporary home for our Kitty Mystic.

We can't have pets at our Apartment so we need to find a home for our cat until we move into our 1 story home this Fall. We would provide food and supplies etc. She is a typical independent cat , she likes being indoors and out. Perfectly house trained and loving (when she wants to be.) Please call if you might be able to help.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Free at last, Free at last, thank golly, I'm free at last.

A week ago, I left my 4 months and a 1 day of sheltered life at Aspen Ridge. It was a great place for me, but it was time to move forward with the HARD challenges of my new life. I live 3 blocks away from my work. I went their yesterday. It took me 20 minute to wheel myself there. Many inclines both ways. It will be hard. Maybe I need a electric wheel chair.

We are getting settled in our new place. It is nice and comfortable, but 1300 sq feet is not 3200 sq ft. We have live in our 2 story house for 15 years. My son in law Taylor came over from Detroit and helped me de-clutter my basement of about 100 A/V items from the last 2 decades. Even found some Cadillac Beta maxes. Still have a lot to do to get our home ready.

Went to my first Dr appointment with Dr. Webster. He will do alot to manage my care.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I check out in 12 hours. My new life soon begins.

I discharge tomorrow morning. I walked 300 feet today. That's a football field long. It's been almost 5 months since I left for St George. Now I finally return to my family. It's been a long road.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Final days at Aspen Ridge and parting shots

I have only two day left. I discharge on Friday June 6th. I will have been at Aspen Ridge for over 4 months . Time to move forward .

My PT's with my leg over their shoulder.

Mary at our new Apartment

My wife and I at our daughters Seminary Graduation.

High School Graduation

Annual Support team lunch

The HR team back at AV- Julie and Laurie. They have the same names as my two sisters.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Walking with my new C-Leg

18 weeks after the accident and I am finally walking again. I went 55 feet.

Monday, May 5, 2008