Thursday, May 29, 2014

One of Those Days

You know how some days everything goes wrong? Like you wake up in the morning, spill your coffee and then every other activity of the day goes to sh*t? Yes? Good, because I have those days alllll the time.

Today, however, was not one of those days. Today was a good day. A really, really good day. Let me list all of the reasons why:
  1. Progress was made in securing Asher a new power chair and manual chair in time for school in September. Asher also had a driving lesson today and I cannot believe the progress. He's amazing. Duh, obviously.
  2. A pretty, fancy (also referred to as 'pretty fancy') commode/shower chair was approved for funding today. That means that going forward (from when we receive it in several weeks) Asher will have a safe, secure, comfortable seat for not only the toilet (sorry Ashy if that's TMI) and the shower. It's awesome. And yes I've come a long way when I can genuinely refer to a bathroom chair as awesome. This is great news because when you're a kid with a physical disability, even going to the bathroom can rack up a bill of $2000. You can see it here if you're interested. 
  3. Through one simple email I have started the conversation with a local municipality about making some recreational accessibility improvements. Turns out that sometimes no one has thought to ask, and in my case, I was the one who asked first. More details to come in a blog post when it's official - for now I don't want to jinx it. But let me just tell you I don't think I have EVER been more proud of myself than I was when they phoned me today. One well written email - an hour of my life - that hopefully positively impacts many people in my community.
  4. Tomorrow (I know, this didn't happen today, but I'm thinking about it happening tomorrow so that falls under the umbrella of today's great day) Asher and I do a walk through of the elementary school with the principal, at his instigation. The purpose of this walk through is to look at Asher's travel route through the school/schoolground in the fall, and ensure everything is accessible. If it's not, it will be in time for September. How great is that?! 
  5. We're having strawberry-rhubarb crisp for dessert. If that doesn't end things on a high note, I don't know what will. 
  6. And lastly, Asher got a pretty cool package in the mail today. Can you figure out what that might be? Here's a tiny little clue from a photo we just took....

So like I said, a pretty great day, no?!


  1. Upsee?!? Hope so...can't wait to hear all about it!

  2. UPSEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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