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My next big project/accommodation

My next big project/accommodation

My handicap van, one of the most life changing things I was able purchase. This took months of research to find grants. Then after finding grants I had to first apply to each and every one of them. Coordinate the grants with each other. I had a fundraiser going in the middle of all of this trying to raise additional funds. I still had to find a van and negotiate a price. Finally I needed to get a car loan…

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Giving names to my assistive devices

Giving names to my assistive devices

I’m happy to report I have had no strange incidents with my wheelchair, Houdini, this week. My wheelchair might be trying to kill me. However it is only Wednesday and I’m hoping I haven’t spoken too soon. I name all my things: cars, assistive devices, even the TV (although that name was lifted from an episode of Friends). My first rollator name was JJ Walker, the character that said “Dynamite” on Good Times. It was a very heavy sturdy walker…

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It’s almost Christmas time at my sisters

It’s almost Christmas time at my sisters

Isn’t it crazy how fast November and December go? It always amazes me. It was just my birthday at the end of November and now I’m planning my trip to go to my sister which is always for Christmas. We’re leaving in a week from Sunday. This has become our families thing to do every Christmas holiday. We go to my sister in Saugerties and spend that week with her and her husband. Now it’s her husband, her and her…

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A list of thankful Thanksgivings

A list of thankful Thanksgivings

Thanksgiving is here again. It’s time for family traditions of certain dishes made once a year with an extremely large turkey that is never eaten and always consumed for at least three days after today. My family all contribute a dish. I always make my carrot soufflé which I’ve learned to make for every single diet I am following. https://multipleexperiences.org/2018/03/16/carrot-souffle-vegan-or-non-vegan/. My mom makes a corn soufflé and the stuffing. My sister makes the soup and sometimes brings a vegetable. We…

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Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me

https://youtu.be/emapZzstxzU Another year has gone by and another number added to my years alive. I certainly am not complaining. I am actually grateful. Things were really good this year. My life was completely changed by many people, friends, family and others that barely know me contributing to my fundraiser for my van. This was at the perfect time when walking with my walker was becoming too difficult. This van gave me freedom. I was able to conserve energy that I…

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Thank you everyone for my handicap van

Thank you everyone for my handicap van

Bubba is back. Bubba is the name I gave to my handicap van. He’s a big boy so Bubba seemed fitting. Turned out it only needed a battery. Good to know that even as the battery dies the ramp still works. Well $200 later he is fixed, sort of. The back sensors that were installed when I bought the car aren’t working. I asked the place that was fixing the car to fix those too but they can only be…

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Handicap Van going to shop…

Handicap Van going to shop…

I got in my car yesterday turned the key and nothing happened. The radio worked, my lift comes out, the lights on the dashboard come on but the car doesn’t start. Thinking the battery we gave it a jump and tried and tried and finally the car turned over. Phew. I really didn’t want to miss mahjong. I even turned the car off and on briefly to make sure we were good to go and we were. Off I went….

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Thank you for my Van

Thank you for my Van

I can’t imagine my life without this van. It was time to be in a wheelchair and I didn’t have the means to accomplish this. It took a long time and help from so many people. I still can’t thank them enough. I have a life again and I can go places without everyone worrying; how will I get in, will I be able to get there, will it be too much etc. This van wasn’t only great for me,…

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A family weekend

A family weekend

I had the best nights sleep I had in a long time. I woke up once at 1am to use the bathroom and then slept right on through until 7:22 when the bathroom called again. That is a long stretch of time for me. I needed that!!! I could still sleep more truthfully but it was time to start my day. Plus my cell phone went off and I answered it. I normally go to the gym today but decided…

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Bubba my van had a flat

Bubba my van had a flat

I want to thank my neighbors in my condo. I had a flat on my back rear passenger side tire. Someone noticed it and called the security booth for them to contact me. Since it was already dark I didn’t go downstairs to look at it but I asked my daughter to check it out when she came home. She confirmed it was really flat. Great. Luckily I bought on Amazon a cordless air pump for my wheelchair tires months…

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