Sunday, July 11, 2021

Sunday,Making Hubs happy


 Hub's is having hearing aid problems , with one in the shop and the other going defunct in church.  This set is 7 years old and ready for replacement.  I don't even want to think about the cost. Ugh! But he has to be able to hear.

I ran into the primary room and told the music leader that he would be essentially deaf  so she needed to come to the piano and make sure he could read her lips before she started each song.

He was in a foul mood this morning anyway as missionary run  is being done today, and we made appointments and then 2 sets cancelled.  I just told him to tell them to leave their apartments open or hide a key for us, no big deal.  But he gets so upset over trivial matters and then I have to listen to him.  Not fun, then his one hearing aid goes out.  So on the way home I told him I was going to make him a special treat.  Pancakes and bacon.  He doesn't get this very often with his diet so he was happy.

I made a double batch and will run some up to a friend of ours that is now failing with dementia.  He is no longer allowed to use his oven and gets meals on wheels which he says are awful.  I can't take him freezer meals so we just drop off things to be heated up in the microwave.  I know he will be thrilled to get pancakes and bacon.  Will probably stop and get him a cold coke to go with it.  He is an old theater buff and three of us (OTB'S) are taking turns running something over at least once a week.  He is so very thin now, mostly from not eating.  SO if we can get 3 somethings into him and his son comes down on the weekend that makes 4, we can probably keep him from starving to death.When hubs and I dropped off his pants last week that I had shortened he was telling us about his dinner from meals and wheels and we all had a good laugh. His description was so funny.

I am going to take nap if I can.  We plan on leaving about 3:30 and we are driving close to fire country.  Not looking forward to spending 4 hours in the car, but oh well.

Have a blessed and peaceful Sabbath

Kim

19 comments:

  1. Bummer on the hearing aids. Is your hubs a Vet? My brother gets his for FREE through the VA, as does a neighbor.
    Oh that picture looks good. Now my mouth is watering. Mind doing a meals and wheels here? LOL
    Stay safe

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    1. Hub's first set was partially paid for by VA but he was limited to one set. Then his second set partially by state, but the next one is ours alone. I would love to deliver you hotcakes.

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  2. Hearing aids are expensive, like full dentures. My dad used to drive over the border to Mexico to get his hearing aids and his dentures. He said they were the best he ever had. They would take their RV down and spend a month or so, and he would get all his meds, hearing aid and dental work for my mom.

    Gee those pancakes and bacon look real good - how bout sending some my way!

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    1. Well you are the second one to ask. I should go into the meal delivery business.

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  3. I just finished a delicious dinner and am not hungry, but, now I want pancakes! I was talking about pancakes this morning.

    I did not know it, but the quality of meals on wheels depends on what organization does it. My neighbor got meals on wheels and she hated most of them. She offered me some of hers different days. I tried them and they were just awful. Most days, she just threw them in the trash. She did not have dementia, was just old...94 when she died. Maybe you could find people to fill in the other days. He certainly needs good food.

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    1. Well they are cooking without salt and for people who all have different meal needs so the meals are tasteless institutional fare. I do think some people eat them, but many don't. The nice thing is that someone actually checks on them 5 days a week.

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  4. Do you have a Costco membership, or a Costco near you? My dad buys his hearing aids at Costco, and they are hands down the cheapest around. May be worth a drive, depending on the cost. They also repair them & have warranties. My dad has been wearing hearing aids since he turned 50, due to hearing loss in his 20s while working in the woods. He's always embarrassed by it, and it's so hard when he can't hear. His hearing aids are currently in the shop, but he has our teens, so maybe he's enjoying the break from listening to them gab. ;-)

    My husband cleaned his closet (this has happened only ever before when we moved). I'm so thrilled that I'll likely make him a special treat as well. Whatever works!

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    1. Wow! closet cleaning that does warrant a special treat. Mine never gets rid of anything....

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  5. We had a rare bacon treat today as well- chicken, bacon, cheddar sandwiches. I'm in the exploring stage for hearing aids.

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    1. Yum. I too beleive that I will end up with them eventually. Too many years of teaching Irish dance and shouting over the hard shoes.

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  6. I volunteer delivering Meals on Wheels twice a month. I agree, the food isn't great (the hot meal looks like a Weight Watcher's Frozen Entree, and the cold meal is a little tub of tuna or such), but I've always thought it's more the fact that someone lays eyes on these people Monday-Friday.

    I've reported back to the town's social worker a few times. At one man's house there was a broken bottle of jam on his kitchen floor - he couldn't bend down to clean it up and was waiting for his daughter to arrive on the weekend! I cleaned it up and called the SW - it was all she needed to get the daughter to get him some help during the week. I've taken out people's garbage, watered their plants, etc. With Covid we're no longer allowed to go into anyone's home, but at least I can be a friendly (masked) face for a minute or two of their day!

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    1. I noticed that when Hubs goes to build or rebuild a wheel chair ramp the people always need extra things done and he does them. I do think it is more about the visit everyday than the meal. Good for you for giving this service.

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  7. Sounds like you're doing the best you can to help both these men. Bless you!

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  8. did you know that hearing loss is connected to dementia? We just found out so tomorrow both of us is going in to get our hearing checked. Both of us figure Hubby will need them. I'm a maybe . Mom and Pop delivered meals on wheels. It was the same meal that was served at the senior center... decent but high on carbs. Instead of throwing them away cancel them so others can get a meal. They can only serve so many due to costs.

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    1. Yes I am very aware. This is why I insist on having hubs wear his hearing aids. Also all the sprays that hubs used while working for the State might have contributed to his tremors.

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  9. Oh no, hearing aids are so expressive! My heart goes out to you, Kim. That is so nice of you all to feed your friend and even stop and get him a coke. You can’t beat friends like that.

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    1. I know I am at a loss as to what they will cost, but one thing that is nice is that the hearing aid place let's us make payments and does not charge any interest. last time we ordered new ones it was $6,000 and I maid $500.00 a month payments every month for a year. No interest. It was great!

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