Great news! Joan has been talking to Jay on the phone, and she says Jay is very eager to move. I made reservations for Jay and Joan to fly first class) from Orlando to Houston on Saturday June 18th.
First class wasn't much more expensive. With all my frequent flyer miles, last year when we were flying back and forth to Orlando, I would buy an economy class ticket, but when I'd arrive for the flight, I would always have an upgrade to first class. It's not all that different from economy, but the seats are wider and more comfortable, and there is more leg-room, which should make it easier to get Jay in and out of the seat.
This is such a relief! Joan is going down next week and will take some suitcases so they can begin to plan moving Jay's clothing and other small items. If she wants to bring her chair, we can arrange to have that shipped. I think Kelley has done that for one of her elderly relatives previously.
On Saturday Mary, Kelley and I are going to start "attacking" my garage. We need room there to begin next "attacking" the spare bedroom that will be Jay's. For those of you who have been to my house, it will not be the one I'm presently using, but the first one at the "L"-shaped turn in the hallway to go to my room and M&D's. That way there will be easy wheelchair access from the living room with no turns, whereas in my present room, there would be 2 right-angle turns to get the wheelchair into that room.
I'll take my twin bed to Mary and Jerry's garage bedroom (with Tiger's bed). We will move the double bed presently in the garage bedroom into the room I'm resently sleeping in. That way there will be a place for Liz's 3 kids (a 4 yr old + 2 yr old twins) and Sara's 11 yr old to sleep over. Both Sara and Liz were relieved to hear about that, so they don't have to scramble if a babysitter cancels at the last moment.
Well, take care. Lots of love and hugs, Anna