Special Ways in our House

jeanninetxMay 27, 2005

I think some people not knowing us and coming into our house for the first time think I am some kind of idiot housekeeper. I don't care, soon as they are around long enough they know why-----The cookies are on the counter in a plastic flip lid box--There are a bunch of DVD's sitting on top of a large case------A tissue box on this same case---This computer has a TV Tray in front of it with a mouse pad on it. Just a few things that make my house different than "normal".

I am sure lots of you have had to change your home in ways that are not in the best designed homes books.

The day Michael had to drink that contrast at the image place, they thought they had to hold the cup for him to drink. I told them he can do it, just his way. Same for the house, it is set up so he can get cookies, he can watch his dvd's, he can get a tissue, and when he wants to use this computer the tv tray gives him a way to reach the mouse, since he cannot reach the keyboard.

Just in a mood, not bad, but sometimes I wonder if any of you feel you should have a better looking home. I don't care after 20 years of caring for Michael.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Dear Jeannine....Our house was like that ,too. Your home is where you can have things as you want and need them. It would be awful to have a HGTV home and Mike not be able to do all he can. IMHO.I once commented that the house looked like a nursing home...I observed that we were taken over with equipment.....but it all fits in.
Let me share this quote, a favorite, from Pope John Paul II
"La gente dice que se esta bien en todas partes, pero siempre es mejor en casa" (The people say it is good everywhere, but always it is best to be at home).

    Bookmark   May 27, 2005 at 9:09AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Jeannine, my sil has one of those bhg houses and i will admit it is gorgeous, but they don't use their upstairs they go down to the basement, who would want that at the best of times! my housekeeping skills are terrible, it used to be that you could probably eat off the floor not anymore. used to be if i didn't finish the dishes i'd stay up till they were done, now i figure who cares they'll be there a week from now! if i want to do something like quilt, i do it. anyways the odd time my mil comes over, she just gives that disgusting look my way, i figure who cares, i know where everything is and i'd rather enjoy my family than clean anyday! anyways back to your questions --are you ready for this one, i removed our bedroom door, it gives more room for that wheelchair to get in and out. also our dining room table is shoved against a wall and we now have the computer in the dining area. in the winter there is a 50 pound bag of kitty litter outside the door, to put on the ramp when it snows (gives traction and you can just sweep it off when it dries and it doesn't kill the grass), we don't have a cat. i figure it if makes our lives easier who cares what anyone else thinks! 57 and sunny already! debbie

    Bookmark   May 30, 2005 at 10:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Ya home is ya castle.. Don't forget that!! You live the way you want to live!!

I know you do..

Almost 96 here.. Yessh...

    Bookmark   June 8, 2005 at 5:23PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Medicare & Lidocaine Patches
My 90 y.o. mom has been using Lidocaine patches for...
incessant throat clearing
Ok, I feel guilty even posting this, but I am desperate...
Starting small biz concierge services for senior
Need some help here. I am staring a part-time business...
Any suggestions for boosting energy?
My 90 year old mom is still pretty sharp but she is...
Just passing some info on.
Maybe this will help someone else. Took us a long time...
Sponsored Products
Fabbian | Lui - Line Voltage Recessed Lighting
$147.60 | YLighting
Campania International Lyth Garden Statue - S-469 - NATURAL
$129.99 | Hayneedle
Silver Tabouret Stacking Chairs (Set of 4)
Heath Zenith Flood Lights 270-Degree Replacement Motion Sensor SL-5716-WH
$26.22 | Home Depot
52" Modern Fan Cirrus Gloss White Ceiling Fan
Euro Style Lighting
Ancient Hemp Rope Dining Room Pendant Lighting
Hudson Valley Hadley Satin Nickel 18" Wide Wall Sconce
Lamps Plus
Dang 2 Door/2 Drawer Console by Blu Dot
$2,199.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™