every day except for Sunday, and is really tired out by bed time. His
attitude is really good, and the Ritalin helps him to be more alert.
Verbally, he’s a little better, but the words still aren’t too clear, but he
keeps trying. I don’t see him getting as frustrated as he has shown in the
past. I think he likes the attention that he’s getting; the nurses have him
sitting in his chair in front of the nurse’s station so they can keep an eye
on him, and he can see everything that’s going on. We try to get outside
every day for at least a ½ hour or so. The weather’s been so warm that we
can’t really stay out too long. There is a bit more territory to cover, so
that gives us more to do as well.
The daily drive is a bit long, but the traffic is usually moving – I also
try to avoid the rush hours. There’s been a raging fire outside of Fort
Collins that’s been growing since Saturday that is zero % contained. The
smoke is really nasty and the smoke plume stretches at least 200 miles.
It’s Colorado’s biggest fire in history. I guess that’s just part of living
in the mountains. Hopefully, Montana doesn’t have an early fire season too.