Meanwhile, there is visible progress being made in the basement. As I mentioned before my first order of business has been to deal with the supplies and equipment. The company came to take the oxygen tank and the mist machine. I sent the giant pulmo vest machine back to the company to be refurbished for someone else. We donated a ton of supplies to a non profit and I gave some food and other stuff to UCSF. I have a bag of brand new trach supplies to take up there today. Yesterday I brought a giant case of diapers and other supplies to the school so other kids can use them. And before Steve left for work he loaded the walker and the bath seat into the van so I can take those and other things to California Children's services and they can give it to a family who needs it. We have also made a number of trips to The Salvation Army with donations of other things.
If nothing else, that has freed up a LOT of room downstairs. So much so, in fact, there is a distinct possibility that we will be able to park a car in there by the end of the weekend. That hasn't happened in well over 10 years. This shelf is a good indicator of how things have changed. Even the plastic bins in the after picture are empty.
If anyone out there is interested in the van, let me know. I put this on facebook yesterday and actually generated some interest. Initially, it seemed folks thought I was giving it away and were praising my generosity. I quickly corrected that notion. Make no mistake, it is for sale. It is a great car that served us very well and will make a huge difference for another family for many years to come.
It will be hard when it actually goes, but I will just have to tread water a little faster.