Check In: Day 329

Week 47: I have to say getting out of the house and away for a bit has really helped me. I feel productive again and that I can accomplish tasks. I needed to clear my head and it was wonderful.

My mother is scheduled to get her first Covid shot today. I had to schedule it for her. I feel bad for people that have difficulty with the internet or don’t have smart phones trying to schedule these shots. My mother still has a flip phone and she doesn’t want a smart phone. She can navigate email and sometimes Facebook but that is about it. If someone doesn’t have or doesn’t ask for help they are not going to get a chance to get the shots. My parents are in their 80s they need the shot.

Things here in Michigan has relaxed a bit. Restaurants can open with 25% capacity for dine in. I went to a restaurant in Disney but I don’t know if I am ready for one here. Movie theaters are now open and we are hoping that Broadway touring companies will start in the fall. Fingers crossed. We love the theater and are hoping to get season tickets.

I am hoping that once my mother gets her two shots we can get my Dad his. Because he is confined to home he needs to have someone come in and give him the shot so we have to wait. Then we can go visit them. I really need to see them. March 8th it will have been a whole year since I last saw them.

Is there something you miss that is coming back soon?

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Erika says:

    That’s so good to hear that your mom gets her first vaccine. Yes, it is difficult for those who cannot or don’t have some to deal with the scheduling. I bought my mom a smartphone last year. She had still had one of those “I can call and text someone” phones. Once she started, she saw how cool it was and how much more she can now interact with my sisters, whom she hasn’t seen for so long. She adjusted very quickly and knows well how to handle it meanwhile.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      That is great! I wish I could get my mom to do more but it confuses her too much. We have done video chat twice. Each time we think she has it and we spend 1/2 an hour getting her online and she and my dad are both upset by the time we get there. Technology is frustrating to her.

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      1. Erika says:

        Oh, no, then it more of a bother than a blessing. My grandmother was similiar. It doesn’t make sense to force them. But hopefully you can meet in person again soon!

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  2. For us seniors without computers or smartphones receive a phone number to call where a real person makes the appointment for them. I hear the sigh of relief in their voices once they are vaccinated. So glad you are there to help your parents. 💕

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      That would be great way to do it.

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  3. I wish they could provide a number that homebound folks or those with no access to transportation could call and then public health officials could take some of the school buses not being used to use as traveling vaccine administrators.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      That would be amazing! My dad is homebound and they are trying to find transport for him. He has a nurse come in but she cannot give him the shot. He has to go to a clinic. Makes no sense to me.


  4. I don’t know why something like it can’t be done.

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