With 22 cats and a bunch of birds/chickens hanging around, we buy EVERYTHING in bulk. 50 lb bags of birdseed and chicken scratch, 40 lb buckets of cat litter, 18 lb bags of kibbles and several cases of wet cat food. That adds up to a lot (LOT) of weight to carry from the vehicles to the pantry. I’m very limited in the amount of weight I can carry due to the risk of more hip fractures. Ernie has admitted that it’s becoming harder to lug all that stuff by hand! I’m happy he finally mentioned it…I’ve been worried about his aches and pains (knees and back) for several years. He’s put off knee surgery in fear I’ll need surgery/treatments and he won’t be able to care for me if he’s incapacitated. I keep pushing, but so far he hasn’t bent on that one.
In an effort to ease his pains, I gave him a little red wagon for Christmas! It was backordered, but arrived last week. Ramping to the deck is not an easy feat as we have 5 steps to get into the house and a long walk once you’re inside. He’s built a ramp up the first set of steps to the deck. Just need to figure out the upper landing, second set of steps. Ramping that part is a little more difficult as we still need to have a flat landing and steps. The good news is he filled the wagon twice this weekend and got all the supplies and groceries in the house!!!
Funny as we age, it’s all becoming about comfort and ease of operations!
Photo borrowed from Kotula’s. One of my favorite places to shop!!! Lots of outdoor items, entertainment items and just plain fun stuff. Click their name and check them out.
Susan ~ Patchkat