When I got mom the new outfit for her birthday, I neglected to mark her name with a laundry marker in the neck and waistband. (It has since become known as her Birthday Suit, much to the amusement of staff.) But it got put into the laundry before I got a chance to mark it.
When they brought her laundry back yesterday, her Birthday Suit was not among it. It fell to me to track it down — a quest which led through devious and circuitous routes all the way over to the other side of the Point Plaza building and back behind everything to the laundry facilities. (At least the laundry here is done on site and not in Albuquerque like one of the hospital’s is!) There, we discovered the errant suit. I took it back up to the apartment, broke out my laundry marker and marked it before taking it back over to mom. It was an epic quest! I think I walked well over my 10,000 steps yesterday.
Today’s quest was considerably less epic. During the course of getting all her birthday goodies back to Carillon House Thursday, the Birthday Crown got dropped and the big jewel fell out. So today I finally remembered to put my little bottle of Gorilla Glue in my pocket (first making sure the lid was on tight!) when I went to bring her mail over.
I was able to restore the Jewel to the Crown within minutes, which was good because mom was late for her bingo game!
Tomorrow I will go in search of a set of ink cartridges for my printer. Right now, however, I think I’m going to find some nice music and sit and knit for a bit. Even the most intrepid adventurer needs some down time now and then.