On Monday a young man brought me a security box which connects me to a help service because I live alone and could fall or something else could happen. I got a cord with a black little device and in case of danger or emergency, I just have to push the button and then they send me help immediately.
First I didn't want to have such a thing, I thought I was not that old, but when I fell for the second time without any reason, and fortunately could get up by myself, I reluctantly followed the advice of my son and friends and finally find it very practical. Now I can faint wherever my body wants to faint, I push my button and somebody is coming immediately.
In the afternoon I visited Rick, he still has a too low blood tension and can't get up alone. Now he is getting bored which is a good sign and watches TV too. I took a huge bag of laundry, they had forgotten to give me the laundry he used when the retirement was closed for a week for Coronvvirus reasons !
Now I have to wear a mask and each time although they know me scan my Corona virus ticket in my smartphone and the receptionist takes my temperature with the new fiever thermometer which look like a gun ! Each time I think I should raise my arms and pray for my life !
I didn't manage to put together the window cleaner I bought, and went to Adeline next door. She read the notice took the thing and told me that it is already ready for use, and I have nothing to do else then then spray the cleaning product on the glass and use my cleaner !
Next day I brought the fresh laundry to Rick, he is still to weak to get up. I met our doctor who also takes care of the residents in the home. She came into the room with two syringes in her hand and said happily that she had two flu vaccinations and could vaccinate me also right away! I nealy jumped to the ceiling and protested ! No flu shots for either Rick or me ! We never had one and I only know cases where it turned badly and the people really got the flu. On top Rick so weak and skinny, with proably still the infection in his body would kill him. I told her that I am against, but she is the doctor she must know better then I. She told me that all residents had to be vaccinated, but I could choose. I told her to do what she has to do, but I against my will. Now the responsibility is in her hands ! Rick of course thought we were fighting and suddenly shouted to both of us to shut up and that he didn't care about the having the vaccin. So now he is also vaccinated against the flu !!
I had got a message from Nicole's daughter that Nicole would be for two weeks my neighbor, because she moved into the "Jardin de Waterloo" (Waterloo's garden) in my street, which is a residence where people rent apartments and get medical assistance. It's just like a hotel for old people. They had decided this very quickly, because the daughter wants to go on holiday's (she really needs is) and Nicole didn't want to stay alone in her apartment. That's a good idea.
On my way back I stopped at the "Jardin de Waterloo" to surpise Nicole with a visit. It had once been the best Retirement home in Waterloo and was very nice. Now they had changed not only the name but at least doubled the size of the home it is enormous the original building sits in the middle !
The door was open, no one at the reception and no one else to be seen except empty corridors. Finally I shouted hello hello and a man appeared to ask me what I wanted. He must have been the maintenance man. He led me to Nicole's room which seemed to me km far from the reception, and then she opened the door and was surprised to see me and happy too. She was a little lost in her very big flat, one big bedroom and a huge living room with kitchen. I forgot to take pictures, it was furnished very modern and looked like a room out of a catalogue. What a difference to Rick's room which is a lot smaller but very cozy. Then the man showed us around, and Nicole wanted to see the relaxing area with jacuzzi and swimming pool.
The man opened a door and what did we see in the middle of the room a bubble bath ! A simple bathtub with bubble function. I bursted out in laughter and thought that's really not what I had seen on their Web page ! Completely unsuitable for older people. Ideal to break your neck ! Nicole was disappointed she had wanted to relax in a real jacuzzi !
Then I left her and returned home !