Sunday, May 27, 2007

The new bath came!

Yes, our new bath has arrived, finally! It's sitting in the dining room presently, full of packaging, taps (faucets) and other plumbing essentials. It's a sweet little slipper bath, shorter than normal so we can fit it in. I'm so excited, which is unlike me...I don't get excited about renovation. But for the first time we'll have a posh bath and a separate shower cubicle (one of those curved quarter-circle shaped ones). We've been able to get most of the stuff in sales. Now we await builder Neil's estimate for the job.

In the meantime we have an ongoing situation with two of the elderly family members, to deal with. One fell (a result of her condition, a rare brain disease called Progressive Supra-nuclear Palsy, similar to Alzheimer's) and was taken to hospital for observation. She returned home a week later and a few days after that Father-in-law was taken ill and whisked into hospital too, where he is, still. Because Mum I-L can't live alone any more and we can't take her in a temporary care home had to be organised, which is where she is now...and seemingly enjoying the attention!
Father-I-L was put into an isolation room as he developed an infection that made him disorientated and confused, pulling out his drips and refusing food. He thought he was in a prisoner of war camp and at one point barricaded the door and tried to climb out of the window! Thankfully they managed to sedate him and treat the infection while he was quiet. We await the results of blood tests.
Busy times!


June said...

Nice bath!
Sorry to hear about your family accidents and troubles. Hang in there. I send you my best vibes for good recoveries and happy outcomes.


Sue said...

Thanks, June; much appreciated. I'm sure all will be sorted out in the end although I suspect they may not be able to go home again. We have to try and find a way for them to be cared for together.
As for the bath, I've always wanted a posh bath and am dying for it to be installed. Still waiting on the arrival of the shower enclosure...and the plumber.

muddy red shoes said...

great looking bath, sounds like you will be needing a pampering room, hope all is well soon.

natural attrill said...

I am jealous of your bath! Ours is an old mouldy pale green thing!

PG said...

So sorry to hear about your elders, hope you're managing. (You're a woman, of course you are).
On a brighter note, that is a lovely bath, you won't want to sell by the time you've made the house look lovely!

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