Tag Archives: independence

Update

I am sitting here on the balcony at Becky’s condo, probably for the last time, and it seemed like the perfect time to let you know what’s been happening in the last five months. Becky decided in June that she … Continue reading

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It’s Not January!

Yippee.  Another month of winter behind us, and so far, a good start to February. I’m loving the new camera and try something new every day.  This week I was asked to join a Photo Challenge group, so here is … Continue reading

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Day 365

Yesterday was the year anniversary of Becky first receiving Individualized Funding.  It has been a year of surprises.  I anticipated Becky being almost independent by now, me having a job (and finally improving my financial status) and preparing to move into … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Taking the Bus

Becky took the bus home today. This was the first time traveling from her day program. She used TransHelp a couple of years ago when she was at the height of her independence. Things took a little dive after some … Continue reading

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In Retrograde

The bad day on Monday turned into a bad week, which culminated with Becky sobbing in her bathroom as I asked an attendant to leave. I felt ill as I listened to another person belittle my daughter. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Teething problems

Are you any good at predicting problems? I’m not. Yesterday was a sunny and warm day, in Mississauga. Why would that be a problem? Well, the condo is south-facing, the blinds in Becky’s bedroom are broken, and the building hasn’t … Continue reading

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