Chairs and Yarns

John got a new power chair.  This one is fancy. His old one only tilted but this one tilts AND reclines.  Also, it’s red instead of yellow.

There was nothing wrong with the old one except for it being out of warranty. Since he’s now on Medicare, they won’t pay to fix anything they didn’t buy which is out and out wasteful but what are you gonna do?

So he’s got this new chair and we’re waiting for the bill.  It could be somewhere from $1000 to $5000 based on how much Medicare will cover the cost.  So much for saving money.

I started writing a novel last month. I got a story idea in my head and had to get it out.  The feeling was unlike anything I”ve ever experienced.  It was like the story was being vomited out of my brain onto the page through my fingers.  All I could do was hang on and type as fast as I could.

What’s crazy is that I could NOT stop thinking about that scene until I wrote it out.  I actually have three fiction writing projects that I”ve been working on since July. I started a writing challenge in August and wrote about half of a story.  Then I remembered an old NANOWRIMO project and decided that when I get done with the first story, that I want to attack this second story again.  the first story is a regency romance about a young woman who is put up for auction as a bride or she’ll be sent to debtor’s prison. The second story is tentatively called “Tales of a Redneck Witch” and is a paranormal romance.  The third story is a modern-day story about a 50-year-old woman starting over after the death of her husband of ALS.

Kids are happy at school.  Phoebe had to build a weather instrument for school so we found out how to make a rain gauge on Pinterest.  I don’t know how I would have figured this stuff out without the internet.  How did we figure this stuff out before?

John’s UTI seems to finally be settling down.  He had an appointment with a urologist who thinks that John isn’t emptying his bladder completely and got him on some new meds.  He also wants us to start doing daily catheters to make sure John’s bladder is completely empty but John ain’t too keen on it.

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