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Drago's Adventures at the Vet Home
Day one arrived about 1030 in morning and started in here. After answering several pages of questions. I found that the pee testing was also a requirement. Thus the body and their time did not agree. So I was put in a waiting area. That turned out to be the common seating area and where now the chairs have been removed and the sleeping cots set.
Meals I have found are 730, 1200, 17oo you stand in line and sign a roster. Pick and choose food then sit eat throw away plate and return to what you were doing. For me it was sitting in the common area most of the day.
Showers are mandatory for cot allowance it seems. Simple folding metal cots with a grey plastic covered 3-inch mattress. In addition, a sheet and blanket are given out as the settings for them are done. My pillow is my highway coat and liner stuffed in my hooded pullover.
Perhaps on the morrow I will be told more of how things are to progress. If one leaves they must sign out. Then back in when returns. Must be back by 2300, will find out if that is when things close down then.
I also have been told that when the medical clears you and a bed is available up stairs you are moved from common room to a 6 or 8 person room.
Showers to use right now are on the 2nd floor. Know nothing of the third at this time. You are given a simple shower kit. Moreover, right now no big towels are viable so got two what I would call dishtowels and two hand cloths to assist and dry with. Currently they hang off the edge of the cot to dry overnight.
This eve in the common, area is a big TV it is ran with a vote with what is watched. So far this eve true grit and a dvd movie that stuck in mid play so now we have the basketball game weeeeeeeeeeee.
Everything here is sign in sign that and if one messes up he sheet we have to refill out and resign allover that just happened with the cot list. Is first in line get the metal cot and mattress. When those dozen are gone then mattress on floor is what is left.
I have reshuffled the bag contents. Now all the clothing and black bag of stuff is in the new brown bag that found this winter on a trip to the market in Dec it still had the red holiday bow on it when I found it. New still folded up and ready to be given. The back pack has the rest of things. Like meds laptop camera and other things that are small and easy carried. Been told where to store the clothing bag in a hallway with the other ‘common roomers’. If important then keep with you hence why the shuffle to ensure if something goes it is clothing and not the other things.
So far some seem friendly. I have already been tagged with it is the Viking by the director here. In addition, by one of the staff Hercules when I helped move the benches out of the common area so cots could go in. Because I picked up the metal one in the center by self and moved them.
The outlets are limited, also in demand. Many here have some sort of cell phone that needs charged. I was quick enough to get near one so could pug the laptop in to type this eve. Moreover, seemed to upset someone else that had sighted and planned to be where I currently am. Nevertheless, was doing other things when the chair to cot common area shuffle started.
There are two resident dogs here an older white muzzled black lab, which has been dubbed ‘Sarge’. The other is a cinnamon Shepard dubbed ‘Major”. Very friendly and tolerates many things I see throughout the day.
I figure that after the 1700 meal I will sign up for shower and get it out of the way. Will at that time change into the track paints I have brought to sleep within.
A 1930 bible class in the mess hall was also called for those whom wanted. Not mandatory that is good.
Oh desert has been called must go see. To put that into perspective. It is now 2157 and a lemon crumb like square just was consumed. Lunch was two hot dogs with a bean mix and French fries. Eve meal was meatloaf, mixed veggies, mashed potatoes with gravy. Hell this is more than I have been eating per day at where I just came from for several months. I did have one last pkg of the Italian sausage I have grown to enjoy before I left this morning as well.
All the items that were walked away from were stacked in a neat and orderly way in the room I was within. I do not know what or how he is to react nor do with them. After two weeks I have had no place to be. This place was the last resort for me to be at.
It did bother me that within he questions the drinking was repetitively brought up and hashed about. How long did I, how long have I not, And other questions of it.
AN Hour left till pill time and their sign in dead line. Then I will find of what happens then. I will see if I can do this each eve, the next step is finding a hot spot or open wireless system to get things going in that area as well.
Got it, got it I got gold toothy crown. Now dentist is done. And because of what they did they are using it as an presentation. Also Chris the student dentist is going to make for someone else a Maryland bridge like what I have in the lower teeth and has taken many pictures of things.
Finn came and got me for the free vet meal at Applebees that was nice of him to do so. And spent the afterno0on talking of things and showing him different 12 ga rounds he can get as well. I think I have corrupted him again.
Well this day brings this log to a close. For once again I am in transition. I am not longer at the Vet shelter. Signed myself out yesterday. I have arranged a way to get across the state and to a working type situation. I will spend till WED in the Detroit area getting things here arranged to go. Then upon THURS morn will travel up to Grand Rapids area to take part in a small harvest attempt of deer upon a farm there. Then upon the setting of the sun on FRI I will be gotten and taken to where a room has been prepared for me to live. And then start upon the duties of an instructor and general work for a Seminary. I hope this is a step that will bring forth a good time and enjoyment of my life. Also that Isabell can see I am trying still to regain and become what is require of her. It has taken longer than I wanted and that she demanded of me. But It is a starting that will hopefully bring me to where I need and wish to go. With her back beside me and our son within reach voice and knowledge once again.
For those whom have read along with the days I have been typing thank you. For those who know me may this bring good news of me to you. I have yet to decide if will continue this with another log of the doings or not. But if I do it will be alike this one. So again thank you for reading. One will see from here where things goes with me now. A chapter has been closed another one starts. May it be written within time better and long lasting within things this time.
Dad is still not doing well. More procedures he faces, more chemo and such as well. I can do little here or there but worry and be of concern. Mom is as mom can be. I wait for news and things each day. And hope the powers called upon will heal and help Dad each day.