Hopefully the last move
30 July 2014 | Lantana to Sarasota, FL
First let me say that I am very grateful to have parents at this stage of my life. Having said that I hope this is the last time my sister and I move my parents. A few weeks ago I flew to Sarasota Florida, where my sister lives and where we would be moving my parents from the east side of Florida. My sister, Louise, had done an incredible amount of work finding a place for my parents, arranging for the move of two wheel chair bound people and seeing to hundreds of details. We moved their furniture and meager belongings in a Uhaul trailer.
Dad lives in Assisted Living in a small studio apartment that we had to furnish and Mom is in the nursing home in the same facility. It was a four day marathon to get the move done and get them settled. There were funny moments, like trying to put together a TV stand that was so poorly made that we could not put it together. When we took it back to Staples in pieces at 8:30 pm the understanding manager said “Yes, I know there are some pieces that just cannot be constructed”.
Louise lives about ½ mile from Mom and Dad and has been there everyday to help them get settled and to see to their needs. I am grateful for a loving caring sister. Meantime Dad and I exchange letters every few days.