since I posted. There hasn't been anything of interest to talk about, except we went to Myrtle Beach for 3 days, with our baby and 2 grandkids. It was so nice to be at Marriott Grand Dunes resort...it is our favorite place at the beach. But I did have one complaint. When you ask for a handicapped room, you expect that it will accommodate a wheelchair, and that you can turn one around without having to do a 3-point turn every single time. It was a nice room, but too narrow for the wheelchair and a person pushing it.
Perhaps the powers that be need to know what things are needed in a handicapped room. I will tell them:
Make the aisle at the foot of the beds large enough to push a wheelchair through, and turn it around, when necessary.
Make the opening to the shower larger. This one didn't have a door, but an opening in the tile wall. It was only 24" wide and the wheelchair would not fit through the opening.
Have enough floor space for a roll-away bed, when needed and see that a person can also walk between the roll-away and the regular bed in the room.
Also helpful would be one bed that allows a Hoyer lift to slide under it. Our beds were on platforms and we could not get the Hoyer in place.
All of these things made for a harrowing bedtime for Mr. K, as well as great frustration for all of us. And another thing: why do all handicapped rooms have to be the furtherest away from the elevators?? If there was a fire, we'd have a problem getting him out quickly!!
Now that Covid is on the wane, our clubhouse has re-opened and our activities can resume. Scrabble games on Tuesday, movies on Saturday, documentaries every month, socials and group meetings are coming back wholeheartedly! I am so happy for that! Have you started socializing yet?
We went to lunch with friends a few days ago. It isn't easy for us, as we have to get a public transportation service that is wheelchair accessible to pick us up so Jim can go. It would be great if we could buy a wheelchair van.....but they cost a fortune and so far, we have not been able to locate a used one. My van is too old to make-over as wheelchair accessible, plus we have 140K miles on it - so it would not be cost effective.
Maybe I'll win the lottery?! Then I could buy one with all the bells and whistles! But since I turned 80, my baby think I shouldn't be driving at all. I can't win!! LOL