YOU CAN NOT BUILD A STONEWALL FROM THE TOP DOWN . EITHER MENTALLY OR PHYSICALLY-- BEEN THERE... TRIED BOTH...
THERE IS AN AWFUL PROBLEM WITH US OLD FOLKS.. WHERE TO PUT US WHILE THE YOUNGER GENERATION STRUGGLES TO GO TO WORK TO PAY THE MORTGAGE.--- OFTEN THAT IS ADULT DAY CARE CENTERS -- OR “ASSISTED LIVING” CENTERS...THEY RANGE FROM POSH( EXPENSIVE) TO SPARE ( MUCH CHEAPER) -- ULTIMQATE OBJECT BEING TO KEEP THE ?RESIDENTS? WARM CLEAN DRY AND FED FOR 8 HOURS A DAY.
FOR THE CAREGIVERS ---IT IS A TOUGH ROW TO HOE... THE CREATIVITY NEEDED TO KEEP THESE PEOPLE MENTALLY ENGAGED CAN NOT TAUGHT ANYWHERE !! HOWEVER A PLAN TO "NEVER STOP LEARNING" IS 100% AVAILA BLE FREE OF CHARGE WITH THE 1000 EXPLORE.ORG CAMERAS... WORLDWIDE.... IF ONLY THERE WASN'T A PIECE MISSING.
SOME KIND SOUL SEEMS TO HAVE RECOGNIZED THERE IS A LACK OF A BASIC NEED OF ENGAGING THE MIND. SO SOME LAW SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN PASSED THAT EACH PLACE MUST HAVE AN 'ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR'. WHO MUST PUT ON AN 'ACTIVITIES PROGRAM’. WHICH IS TOO OFTEN THE TABLE WITH A PUZZLE ON IT AND TUESDAY MORNING BINGO.
THERE IS ALOT OF ALTZEIMERS, TRUE,, BUT......TOO OFTEN THERE IS AT LEAST ONE PERSON WRAPPED IN A BLANKET, IN THE CORNER READING THE ILLIAD AND ODYSSEY. ---- OUR DOGS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A TERRIFIC DISTRACTION FOR A FEW MINUTES... BUT THAT DOES NOT CUT THE MUSTARD.
SOME OTHER KIND SOUL-- OR AMAZON --- OR APPLE--- OR MAYBE MR CUMMINGS.... HAVE DONATED SMART TV'S-- TO A LOT OF PLACES WE HAVE BEEN TO. AND THE CONCEPT IS RIGHT THERE AT THE TOP OF THE PROBLEM- JUST TURN IT ON AND AT LEAST THERE WOULD BE A DISTRACTION -
OF THE 133 SMART TV'S WE HAVE LOOKED AT--- 131 WERE BLANK ..AND AS DAUGHTER JANINE AND I TRIED TO GET THEM GOING... IT WAS DAUGHTER GWEN WHO HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.... 131 OF THESE HAD LOST TEH "WIRELESS REMOTE" . THAT SEEMS TO BE AN ESTBLISHED FACT.
I CAN SEE IT... THE FIRST WEEK OF OWNING THE TV THE ACTIVITIES DIRESCTOR GUARDED TEH REMOTE... THEN ONE DAY THE PHONE RANG, SHE HAD TO PUT THE REMOTE DOWN TO TAKE A NOTE ON SOMEONE'S MEDICINE CHANGE.. WALKED OFF TO RECORD THAT ONTHE MEDICAL CHART-- PERSON 2 COMES ALONG- SEES THE REMOTE
WHICH IS NO WHERES NEAR THE TV-- SO SHE DECIDES IT IS LOST AND PUTS IT IN THE CLOSET WHERE THERE IS A CAREFULLY LABELED BOX OF "LOST REMOTES" --- THUS MEANING ON THE WALL THERE IS A BLANK "TERRIBLY STUPID TV"
ACTUAL CASE--- JUDY ASKED AN ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR FOR THE REMOTE- WHICH SHE HAD HIDDEN IN HER DESK, BUT THE A/D HAD TO RUN AND PULL UP THE PANTS OF A GUY WHO HAD LOST WEIGHT AND HIS PANTS NO LONGER STAYED UP. DEEMED A MUCH MORE URGENT P[ROBLEM THAN WATCHING THE BEARS CATCH FISH , OR PANDAS FALL OUT OF TREES WHICH ARE FREE ON THE EXPLORE CAMERAS... IF ONLY THEY HAD A WORKING REMOTE....SYSTEM...
FACT----I CAN TAKE YOU TO THAT PLACE ANY DAY.
I AM 1000 % CAPABLE OF DEALING WITH DUCT TAPE AND $4 WIRED MOUSES- BUT IT ENDS THERE.. I WANT TO PLAY WITH/TRAIN DOGS
I \WE NEED A SPECIALIST-- NOW IN TH E HUGE CUMMINGS FOUNDATION THERE HAS TO BE AN "IT " DEPARTMENT... WHICH .. USUALLY... IF NOTHING IS MALFUNCTIONING.. HAVE SOME TIME ON THEIR HANDS.. (HA !)
I THINK I HAVE IDENTIFIED THE PROBLEM WELL ENOUGH- THE PROBLEM OF THIS ENTERTINMENT OF ADULTS IS NOT TO HIRE A FULL CIRCUS,,,,, BUT WAY DOWN AT THE BOTTOM... SOME DUCT TAPE AND A $4 WIRED REMOTE WOULD HELP ENTERTAIN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN NEED OF ENTERTAINING IF WE CAN JUST SET THEM RUNNING ONTEH NATURE CAMERAS OF "EXPLORE.ORG . BUT THERE IS A TECH GAP ION TH MIDDLE WHICH MOST ACTIVITY DIRECTORS JUST CAN NOT BRIDGE.
A WIRELESS MOUSE WHICH NEEDS A PASSWORD BEFORE IT GIVES YOU THE WEATHER IN FAIRBANKS ALASKA, JUST WILL NOT WORK.
TECHNOLOGY HAS TROUBLE REDUCING ITSELF TO THE VERY USEFUL ON OFF SWITCH----- FOR THIS APPLICATION, TECH HAS TO REALIZE PANTS FALLING DOWN HAS TO TAKE PRIORITY OVER TRYING TO REMEMBER PASSWORDS AND GOING THRU SEVERAL WEB SCREENS..
REMEMBER THE BIT ABOUT BUILDING A HOUSE ON THE SAND??? WE NEED A SOLID FOUNDATION. FOR THIS...
NOW HOW HARD CAN THAT BE??
Lady Ripple here, I wanted you to know I really like my home and Mom and Dad.
They have plenty of room for me to run
But I have one complaint that I think has to be addressed!
We had company today with two nice ladies, Mom say’s one is my doctor, which I don’t know what that means.
I was waiting for lots of loving and treats, which they did for only for a short time.
Then they started looking at me all over when, oh lord! I can’t even tell you where they put what they said was a thermometer !
I was violated Ms Carlene!
They put stuff in my ears, and tried to look at my, will you know what I mean!
So they take me out to a big thing with wheels and I jumped in against my will!
It had bad smells and I want out, where is my Mama?
They cut my nails and my nails were fine!
Oh No! Then they started sticking needles in me, this hurts, I think they are trying to kill me!
Just when I thought I was gonna get out, they started squeezing my bottom, and I said WHAT!!!
This visit was not what I expected and turned into a very bad day for me.
They brought me back in to my Mama and I ran behind her so she wouldn’t let these people violate me any further.
Then I heard the doctor say she forgot to give another shot, I now know what that means and I’m not having it! But I lost!
This has been a bad day for me and I hope these people never come back!
Ms Carlene can you please start looking for one of those Emotional SD? After this day I’m gonna need one!
Everyone told me it was all good, but not for me, I’m gonna pout for the rest of this day so my Mom will know not to let those people in ever again.
I’m going to bed now, Nite, Nite