Category Archives: Independence

A Reprieve

A phone call today has changed everything.  Community Living has accessed internal funding and has agreed to pay the increased fees for Becky’s day program!!!  We can continue accessing the program for the same amount we’ve been paying for as long … Continue reading

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Rock Bottom

Within 48 hours of our return to Canada, Becky’s two support workers had both quit. I had a phone call two days ago suggesting bad news, which I’ve had confirmed today. Becky attends an adult day program three days a … Continue reading

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Nowhere Man

We are in limbo between the house and condo. It’s a strange place, and not one I expected to visit. I normally enjoy traveling, but I find limbo is somewhat limited and has very little to offer. If you find … Continue reading

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Back To The House

We are back at the house. After a terrible weekend, I decided to bring Becky back to the house (thank God we didn’t sell it) to familiar surroundings. I’m writing this at a local Tim Horton’s as we don’t have … Continue reading

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Move On Down the Bus

This was commonly heard on the buses in Birmingham, as the driver tried to squeeze as many passengers on as possible. We took the buses everywhere, and still do when we go over to visit, because they are so easy … Continue reading

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The Path to Independence

We found a room-mate, and I’ve had to turn her down. There’s so many reasons that I don’t know where to start. Number one reason, is that Becky isn’t ready. She’s been moody, occasionally rude, and has no understanding of … Continue reading

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Happy Camping

After driving for almost four hours, we dropped Becky off at camp on Sunday. It’s just south of Smith Falls near the Rideau Canal. It’s a beautiful place with water on three sides. Becky will have the chance to go … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th

While some people stick to the belief that Friday 13th is a bad day, I have to say that it’s been the best day I’ve had in a while. First of all, I attained my running goal of two miles. … Continue reading

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Wheels in Motion

I have not been blogging lately; not because there’s nothing to say, but because it would have been pretty negative. I don’t like to be defeatist, but that’s how I’ve been feeling. I have two staff away at the moment. … Continue reading

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Yeah, for Apps!

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks.  First, the special buses, that Becky had just started using, went on strike; well, the drivers did, so no buses and I am back to my chauffeur duties.  Second, I put my back … Continue reading

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