Dale is Better

He still has a long way to go but today he fixed the toilet. He replaced the fill valve. He has been getting around the house with a cane and yesterday he put a coat of primer on some cabinet doors for me. I don’t think he even realizes how much progress this is. We seem to have moved to a new stage. Different foods give him problems because his belly is still real sensitive, but he at least is awake all day, wanting to do things, and wanting to eat. He still needs the walker if we go to Wal-Mart or Home Depot where he will have to do a lot of walking and he has trouble with his balance so he has to go slow and he tends to stay near things he can hold on to but progress is progress and I thank God and each and every person who has prayed for him.

We try to go somewhere twice a day so he can get out and walk a little. It’s too hot to walk outside so we have to find inside walking places. I am nearly done painting the bathroom cabinets and we went to Home Depot and bought new handles and hinges to go with the new towel bar and paper holder. I discovered that Zinzer BullsEye 1-2-3 primer covers pretty well but if I want to do my kitchen cabinets I will be buying a lot of primer and it is going to take a long time. It will take two coats of primer, a coat of paint, and a coat of glaze to do what I want and because they are dark the inside needs to painted as well. This may be an ongoing project (like painting the living room!)

This week my daughter is at church camp and so I am going to “help” my son clean out his room. We will use her room for a temporary storage place as we take everything out of his room, clean it and hopefully put less stuff back in. If no one sees me for a week please come looking – it’s a jungle in there!