On Monday I went with Myriam to Mr. G's new home, to mesure out the walls and to see what was missing and what he needed. Myriam is much better than I for these things and I made a list of what I had to buy. She liked the home very much and found it more like a hotel.
The next day I went shopping with my friend Isabelle who works in a hospital and who had helped me already a lot. We bought together all the things for Mr. G's room which he needed, like a bathmat, glasses and plates and a knife, some table sets, a laundry basket etc.
She also connected the TV and installed a special phone, with which he can receive calls but not call ! It looked already very nice like that. When we had finished who we found at the reception .... Nicole with her daughter who had visited the residence and found it also beautiful.
I was incredibly lucky, I had to buy a refrigerator and while I was waiting at the front desk I read an advertisement "for sale" It was a brand new refrigerator with a guarantee, it was delivered and a day later the lady who had bought it died! Of course I bought it straight away and they just had to put it in Mr. G's room. Now he also has a refrigerator!
The best and very human is that the residents are allowed to bring their animals with them. Cats and little dogs ! As Nicole has a cat, she was delighted that she could bring her with her. We also saw a man walking his dog and then coming back.
My son especially came from Amterdam on Thursday to pick up his Dad and his belongings. We all met in the residence. As it was noon they had dressed a table for the three of us in the "living room" and we could have lunch together as a welcome ! The food was real good, as a starter a vegetable soup, then potatoes and vegetables with slices of veal in a delicious sauce. As desert we received a piece of rice cake and coffee !
Then we went back to his room and he met the first residents when we waited for the lift. He was the only man and of course as he was new everybody wanted to know his name and where he came from ! I thought that was a good start but he was very tired. While he slept, my son went shopping and I picked up a few missing things, not much because our elevator was out of work and we couldn't carry furniture or heavy things down the stairs !
Today my legs hurt, because going up and down 4 floors was quite tiring and I couldn't carry very much !