|Scottish Bangers & Eggs. (Photo by Curtis)|
|Vinha D'ahlos Omelet.|
Curtis' kitchen remodel started yesterday when they gutted the kitchen. They also took out the sliding glass door to open up that area to the new addition. Today the dust barrier was up while they begin the next phase of rebuilding everything.
|Gutted kitchen, stove wall. (Photo by Curtis)|
|Gutted kitchen, sink wall.|
|Empty sliding glass door wall. (Photo by Curtis)|
|Dust wall at sliding glass door wall.|
Yesterday when Dr. Gries came by I asked him about Dad's lack of appetite, he prescribed Remeron (mirtazapine) to stimulate his appetite; it will take a couple of days to start working. And I hope it does work; they weighed Dad today and he is now 120 pounds, he lost 4 pounds since he arrived a week ago. According to Dr. Gries, Remeron is an anti-depressant, but at lower levels it stimulates the appetite. Today Dad refused breakfast, ate half of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich & a little Magic Cup for lunch, and a couple bites of pork guisantes, a bite of apple crunch, a quarter cup of Magic Cup, and a Nutter Butter for dinner. Not a full dinner but a little more than he has been eating.
|Dinner. (Photo by Curtis)|
Dad was looking a little scruffy yesterday so CNA Venus gave him a shave. He looked a lot better after that.
One of the visiting pets was here today. Toby was dressed up for Boys Day, which is May 5th.
The weather during my walk today was perfect for field work, about 70 degrees F, overcast, with a light breeze; we would always hope for days like these. It also works well for walking, especially since I forgot my hat and sunglasses! On the way to the park I found a sad sight, 2 very young birds were apparently blown out of their nest earlier today when it was really windy; they didn't make it. (I didn't see them yesterday when I passed by the same area.)
I found out yesterday that cousin Gladys passed away on Monday after being in declining health for a few weeks. Gladys was one of Hilo Aunty & Hilo Uncle's kids that Mom took care of when she moved to Hilo when she was 14; they were pretty close. Gladys is the one who brought all the party hats & other decorations to Las Vegas for Mom's 90th birthday party. I hope to be able to make it to Hilo later in the year when they go to scatter her ashes.
|Mom & Gladys, 11/05/2016.|
Happy Birthday to Chuck, Jack, Amy, & Mason! Happy Belated Birthday to Rita, Ryan, & Maya!