I know it’s only been less than a week since I’ve blogged, but it has felt like years. We have been so busy this past week, I’m not sure where to even begin.
My grandpa fell last week when he was carrying his groceries in from his car. He lost his balance as he was going up the stairs from his driveway and fell backwards onto his back. Thankfully his phone was in his pocket, so he was able to call my mom and she took him to the ER. He had a compressed vertebrae, so they admitted him for three days. He had a small procedure done to help minimize the pain, but he is still quite sore and suffering from pain.
As scary as it was, we are all actually really grateful it wasn’t a lot worse because he could have broken something or even hit his head. When I went and visited him in the hospital, the doctors made it sound like it would take a couple months for him to get back to normal. But they all remarked that even for his age, he is doing really well – and he is going to be 93 in October!
He is staying with my parents for the time being, since he can’t really cook or do a whole lot by himself with his pain. But I’ve been visiting him the past few days and he is in pretty good spirits, which is good. Pain meds do wonders.
Meanwhile, we have managed to get all our boxes that we had set in the garage completely unpacked. I’m still working with decorations because I need to buy new curtains and rugs, as well as some lamps for our bedroom. But everything is coming together! I finally finished the gallery wall for our living room, though it took me a while to get it where I liked it. It’s still bothering me a bit though, so I might play with it some more before I share pictures.
Andrew and his stepdad tore up all of the carpet in the basement and put new carpet down. They haven’t quite finished yet, but it does look a lot better. They are going to be redoing the carpet upstairs as well, so it will look really nice when it is all done! I’m just glad I finished with all the painting!
I’ve also been running a lot of errands. My car needed an oil change and they found some other things that need to be worked on, so I have to call around and get some different quotes. I’ve also got some doctor appointments scheduled, veterinarian appointments since my dog has some allergies, as well as a graduation party and a family cookout!
So despite not having a job, I have been keeping quite busy. Tomorrow though, I am going to get the ball rolling. I need to update my resume to include my latest internship, and then I’m going to start applying.
But in all honesty, I am really enjoying being school-free and job-free at the moment.