Saturday, November 11, 2006

Toto, doesn't this look like Kansas to you?

Each change in Thomas's care and age and state of wellness has required a new set of equipment and supplies, and we have had a hard time making the changeover complete. It's like the yard, too - if you ignore the chaos, it doesn't stay stable, it grows. The chaos was building on itself, creeping into other rooms . . .

I came home this evening though, and found Thomas crawling under a kitchen table where a bunch of our friends were sorting our medical bills. They were doing this now that they had cleaned the garage, sealed the wood on the deck, carved an office out of our "What should I do with this?"room, re-organized Thomas's supplies and cleaned his room, taken out around a dozen bags of trash, and even, among other things, did this morning's dishes.

Scott and I both teared up a bit.* Our friends were all exhausted at the end, but I don't think they can really imagine how long it would've taken us to do all of it on our own. We'd been working on a lot of this stuff since Thomas has been home and feeling better, but there just aren't enough hours in the day to care for a special needs toddler and then undo a year's worth of domestic detrius.

But between last week's yard event and this week's interior re-org, I think we're getting somewhere. And it's starting to look like home.

*We do this. I blame the Irish in me and Scott ...well, Scott's an ex-Marine who grew up in a hardscrabble West Texas ranching community; it's not really going to hurt his sense of masculinity, you know?

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At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is anything you guys ever need let us know so we can help .

At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

:) yay for good people

*aunt rhonda

At 1:08 AM, Blogger Ctelblog said...

Good to know there are some people out there to help. Being in the UK, I don't have to think about the medical bills. I don't know how you manage that extra pressure. The downside of not paying is that we spend a lot of time begging medical people to do stuff as its mainly their decision not ours.

At 3:47 AM, Blogger Wedding Girl said...

I love this. It makes me happy to know that people are taking good care of you...


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