Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Well, it finally hit me.  I have been around sickey people the past couple weeks and I kept popping my esberetox to ward off the germs.  But they got me this week.  Wednesday I was in bed all day…OK, on the couch.  Wally said, "I guess I can go to work and still be your nurse”.  It’s true, one of the perks of the job I guess, when you live where you work.  Anyway, he did handle the day so I could just sleep, which I did.  Then he brought me chicken noodle soup in a bread bowl from Panera.  He was very sympathetic to me and it got me thinking.  He’s a pretty good husband.  So I am going to brag on my hubby a bit in this post.

Christmas 2007

Wally is a smart, hands on guy.  He has had a lot of experiences and really just does know a lot.  I think God has been preparing him for this job most of his life.  Tuesday night was our monthly board meeting here at the Polo Club.  They always make me nervous and I never know what they are thinking about us.  But Tuesday night, Wally just shined.  He has researched lighting costs.  There are a lot of lights around the grounds at Polo Club.  It’s a very big deal.  Whenever one of them goes out, we usually get notified.  So Wally found out about a rebate, found light fixtures on eBay and somehow saved thousands of dollars in the budget!  He’s good with numbers like that.  He also was challenged on another issue and was able to spew out numbers and plans which I think impressed the board’s president.  I was kind of proud of him. 

One thing I wanted to do when we took this job was just be a help to people.  We have a resident who is rather difficult and has dementia.  She has called us with all kinds of problems that really don’t exist.  And a couple of big ones that do.  I think Wally has learned to be quite patient with her.  Yesterday she was at the guard house giving the guard a hard time because she was sure something was wrong with her phone.  Neither her caretaker nor the guard could get her back into the car.  But Wally did! 

Another resident had a plumbing issue…on Saturday…our day off.  But Wally went and helped her.  It made me feel good because she is all alone.  Tuesday she asked Wally if he could help her put her computer back.  He said the wires and cords were a huge jumbled ball.  So he sorted them out and bundled them up in cable ties for her.  Not a huge thing, but I think it was to her. 

Pond Work

Not every day is perfect or without problems…today Wally dropped a gallon of paint on someone’s driveway!  But overall I think Wally is doing a great job.  I know I am thankful for his help and support and I think the Polo Club is also blessed to have him as their manager!

4 comments:

Sissy said...

Dealing with people who have dementia takes great patience and someone who is quick on their feet with creative suggestions! Good for you, Wally!

Becky said...

Love this:) hope you both are feeling better.

Sherry said...

Thanks Becky. And you too Sissy. Our lady is quite a character! I keep thinking I should start writing some of our encounters down, they go from funny to sad!

Sherry said...

Thanks Becky. And you too Sissy. Our lady is quite a character! I keep thinking I should start writing some of our encounters down, they go from funny to sad!

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