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The move

I went to view the home Dad has chosen for himself, although 'chosen' isn't exactly the word to be used seeing as how after viewing it, he never bothered to look at any of the others. Now that I've seen it too, I can honestly say I'm happy with this move. It has so much more going for it than the old place. For one thing, there is this well-kept, great big sunny garden that the residents can enjoy. There's a little shop, a hospital wing, a hairdresser, and theý're in the process of adding a library. There's a doctor's surgery every Wednesday. There's a shopping centre right on its doorstep (which includes a Chinese restaurant and an Indonesian takeaway, Dad's favourite cuisines) and best of all, it's less than 10 minutes cycling from my flat. And the room I've bagsied on his behalf is spaceous and has its own balcony! Unfortunately, out of the three rooms that were currently available, this one they were still busy doing up, and so we'll have to wait until they've finished painting and putting up the wallpaper before we're given the key and can call the removal men...but that shouldn't take more than a couple of days. Just think, provided I can sort out the paperwork without encountering any delays, I could have my dad (and his cat) moved in and settled within the space of a few weeks!


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Jun. 25th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
That does sound good, what a relief to you both.
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I wouldn't mind moving in there myself...
Jun. 25th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
That sounds absolutely lovely. It's no wonder he didn't want to look at anymore places.
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
To be honest, I was a bit annoyed at him for failing to shop around, but now that I've seen it for myself, I can understand why he didn't feel there was any need for that anymore.

In fact, the staff told me they had trouble making him leave again. He'd wanted to stay there and then!
Jun. 25th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
What a relief that will be! Glad he will be close by too, that makes a big difference. Sounds wonderful with a garden AND balcony (and nearby yummy food places too).

Jun. 25th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
I was shown three rooms, and had almost decided on the second because there was a pigeon nesting on the window ledge, and looking closely I observed a hatchling! But then I was shown the last room, and my choice was made...Dad is so going to enjoy having his own outside space this summer!

Obviously, all his meals are included in the care package, but having easy access to his favourite treats is something I intend to make full use of once every so often.
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Everyone loves a little shop!

Actually, it sounds like a really, really nice little place.
Jun. 25th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
Actually, it's quite a big place, but yeah, I was pleasantly surprised this afternoon.
Jun. 26th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Yay! It sounds wonderful. I'm happy for your dad. And how nice that it's close for convenient visits!
Jun. 26th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
And how nice that it's close for convenient visits!

The home he's been living in for the past 8 years is quite easy to reach on public transport, but it can take me up to an hour to get there. I like the idea of having him live close by, esp. if -God forbid- something should happen to him.
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