Friday, November 16, 2018

Always a pleasure: Getting ready for my annual vacation


I can honestly tell you that this is probably one of my most enjoyable events.  It happens every year whenever I visit Mom at her home.  We get ready for our annual vacation to St. Lucia.

We have been doing this since 2008; our annual getaway to sweet St. Lucia. So, here we go. It starts with me taking down our suitcases from the cupboard in Mom's room and then it moves along as we gather our clothes and other things for packing. Then it culminates with us packing and making sure that we have packed everything that we are going to need for our beloved trip.

Before packing my stuff, I make sure that I know what clothes I would like to take with me.  Then, very meticulously, I ask Mom to tell me if things match, if they are clean, and if they look okay.  Mom inspects my stuff and after she gives her stamp of approval, I do the finishing touches to my packing.

I am in charge of ensuring that all of our documents are in order.  I will have printed them off before I get to her home and she looks them over to satisfy herself that everything is in order.  We are now ready for our getaway.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

A refreshing way to communicate: Communicating from the top


This is a technique that Mom and I have perfected at her house.  You see, whenever I visit Mom at her home there are these 17 stairs that I need to interact with.

These are steep steps and I need to ensure that whenever we go out I let Mom descend the steps first, give her enough time to get to the bottom, and then I descend knowing that I am not going to knock her over.

So, how does this all work?  When she gets to the bottom she shouts, "Okay," but while on her way down, as she descends, she uses her ring to knock on the railing of the steps as she goes.  This helps to give me a fair idea as to where she is.  This technique sure works for us both.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A new experience: Mom and her painted doors


It was a very interesting experience for me when I visited Mom in the summer of 2018.  You see, she was having the doors to her laundry room, bathrooms, and bedrooms painted and I needed to be super careful when I went near them as they dried out.

In this instance the smell of paint did not help me all the way as the doors dried long before the smell went away.  So, I had to walk gingerly by the doors.  I needed to depend on Mom to tell me exactly where the doors were located so as not to bump into them.

Most of the doors were left three quarters of the way opened while some were left fully opened.  I needed to use my navigation skills to help me avoid wet paint.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

My yellow friend forever: My iPhone and me


She is yellow; but alas!  I cannot see her colour.  She is small and nifty and fits neatly into my purse.  She is an iPhone 5c and she does everything ask of her.

I am not a constant user of my iPhone. I use it to read my news, check into Facebook, and keep up to date with what my hockey team, the Montreal Canadiens, is doing.

I back up my data to iCloud regularly and send off text messages.  In short, I use my iPhone as needed but she is a good little friend.  I have placed a screen protector on her screen and this is a shield that contains dots to help me navigate my screen.

I know that some day, very soon, I'll be trading her in for a more powerful iPhone.  I have had her now for two years and I'll never complain about her.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

A continuous challenge: Checking on my digital clock


I can only tell you that checking on my digital clock is probably one of the most difficult challenges for me.

You see, in former times whenever I had a clock that was either not a talking one or one that I could not see, I used to remove the front cover and voila!  I could feel the hands and the hours and minutes by ascertaining the position of the hands. What I discovered was that there were dots to represent hours and minutes when I removed the front cover and boy did that make me so happy.

Since the entry of the digital clock, this is no longer an option for me. No more cover for me to remove.  So now what do I do?  Not much choice but to ask for sighted assistance.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A great feeling: Auntie's recovery


She is strong and determined and each time I visit her I am so reminded of this.  Her recovery is slow but sure.

Now that I can no longer see her, I find other ways to remind myself of what she looks like.  I listen to her voice and I sit next to her.  I reach for her hand and put mine in hers.  I answer her questions and I ask her how she is doing.

I am just so happy that I got to see what she looked like before I lost my vision.

Auntie has a lot of good lessons to pass on to me.  She never complains and takes everything in stride.  In short, she is a good old trooper!

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Good memories: The family reunion


Coming from a small family on my mom's side, I find that it is very important for us to be able to keep in touch. Now that I can no longer see what each person looks like, it is even more vital for me.

I sure remember each voice and this helps me to interact smoothly and nicely.  The good thing is that my family does not appear to realize that I cannot see them.

They have always been a bunch who never seemed to be concerned that I am blind.  However, I remember when I had my first cornea transplant and they all came by for me to see what they looked like.  What a crazy bunch!

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