Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Well it is all coming together. In 10 days we will take possession of our new home.

We met today with Makenzie's PT and a contractor to discuss what needed to be done before we laid the floors and the house was ready for us to move in. It looks like we may be widening hallways, doorways, angling a wall, and removing part of a wall before we paint, have the floors installed and then move in. We talked about ramps as well and also have a great plan for the bathrooms after Makenzie gets on the CES waiver and the funding for modifications comes in.

This has been a huge eye opener when it comes to what it takes to modify a home to grant a person with different abilities access to every part of their home. There are so many little details I would never have even thought up. I am so very grateful to have such a great team of therapists and carpenters who have so much experience with all of this stuff. With out my outstanding support system none of this would have ever been possible! So if that includes you... THANK YOU!

I am starting to get really excited. The house is mostly empty and today for the first time I could really see the space for what it is. It is now time to start picking out paint and organizing a painting party! Oh so much fun! Oh so much work, but oh so worth all of it!

All of this is going to be put on hold however until next week because Makenzie, the boys, and I are all going to camp on Thursday! Makenzie's Speech therapist is helping run an augmentative communication camp through, The Children's Hospital, Easter Seals, and Scottish Rite, and we got accepted to attend! I am exited but a bit apprehensive. I am not a camper. We will be in cabins with beds but I really love my bed and the comforts of home!

Regardless we are going because I know it will be fun! There will be cool consulars, other siblings who have a brother or sister with special needs, tons of activities, and other wonderful super parent to meet! So I am going to throw my worries to the wind and have a great time!!

I have a ton to do to get ready. I have yet to figure out how I am going to get everything in my van but I am sure I will figure it out. I was thinking about tying a couple of the kids to the roof of the van so we would have  more room for the walker wheelchair, linens, feeding equipment, aug comm stuff, and all of clothes both winter and summer. All joking aside I have yet to figure out how I am going to get four days worth off stuff up to this camp but I am sure I will get it figured out even if we look like a scene from National Lampoon's Vacation!

Everyone on my house is quite and I think I may even get to head to bed a bit early tonight! Yippy!

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