Monday, March 16, 2009

Today I came home to an empty garage. The low riser steps that we had had built for Mom were gone. I donated them to the Minnesota Center for Independent Living. Today they came and disassembled them. Strangely enough (or maybe not so strange) this made me very sad. It was like losing another piece of Mom. I wasn't expecting this to happen so quickly. I got a call at work this morning telling me that they wanted to come out today and remove the structure. I didn't even have time to clean off the platform, they did that. They even put the old railings up that had been on either side of the existing steps. I was quite pleased with a job well done.

Today it is 65F and people are out walking in my neighborhood. It's a welcome sight. The huge snow pile near my driveway melted away today. Mom would have loved today, she and I always looked forward to the first truly warm day of the year. I miss sharing that with her.

3 comments:

Annie said...

I'm sure the absence of the steps is bittersweet for you. Just think of the good they are doing for someone else.

We did our first joint walking to the mailbox today.

~Betsy said...

It's hard to let pieces of their life go. For me, it was my mom's chair. She loved that chair! I donated it to someone who could use it, but that only brought a little comfort. I understand exactly what you are saying.

YAY for your nice weather! It's about time!

rilera said...

Annie, I couldn't imagine anything better than knowing that someone else is using Mom's ramp.

Betsy, I donated Mom's chair to her daycare. That too was a bittersweet day. I can't bring myself to go through her things yet. That will keep until late.