December 23 I picked up mom and moved her into the retirement home. There were a few trips back and forth to the hospital to pick up her belongings. I was not able to stuff a wheelchair and a walker in the vehicle in one trip. I dropped in on her condo to make sure everything was in order and spent most of the day with mom. It is a little over an hour drive one way from where I live.
December 24 I spent the day with mom. I missed a few items setting up her place and quickly picked up some items from a store and a few items from her condo. It is bit of an adjustment for mom. The staff there have been fantastic. The residents I have encountered have all been really friendly and wanted to meet mom.
Christmas Day I spent the morning with mom. I think she was a little less interested to see me. She has been mingling and has remarked how good the food is there. She wears a call button and is getting used to the fact that if she needs help with anything someone will cater to her. This is good. I know she is in a place where she will get good care and I can worry about her a little less.
Three days of driving back and forth and moving things again has me tired and hurting all over. Today is my day to run a few neglected personal errands and have some down time. I had my turkey on the 24th and have been snacking on it ever since. That and a few drinks later on will be a good way to close out the day.
I might be able to get back to taking some photos.