1. I need a house sitter. My cats will need to have water changed daily, perhaps litter scooped out. This was not an issue last time I went down. Since then, my toilet was changed and they no longer can have that as a drinking bowl when I go for a couple of days. Their water gets dirty when sitting just a few hours but I don't expect a house sitter to live here the whole time unless they want to and I can trust them. Once a day with a larger container of water changed in the morning should satisfy them just fine. I put down a larger container for their water, it stays cleaner longer but does not last 24 hrs yet. Any larger container might be too large for them. May try 2 large containers next. Seems to be good that way. Now to see if Litter boxes can go 3 days to be cleaned upon my return. On day 2 now, no complaints from the cats.
Travelers have apparently can be denied passage because of their device. Nope, I have Gell Cells, not Lithium batteries. It's a lightweight, and short enough. 48" end to end, Tiller folds down, the seat is removable if needed. They usually disconnect the battery, it has clips to break the connection. It's even clean and in good condition. I should be ready to go with it. If you have any doubts about your device, consult the place you purchased it from, have it serviced at regularly, a user's manual perhaps, a website even if opened by a friend will help.
3. Meetings. Yes, there are several this month, not including phone meetings for my course at Business Abilities, available through Make A Change Canada where I am an Alumni of IBDE and BA. I also have a couple of personal meetings for the latest and one speaking engagement described in a previous post here. The Power Mobility Society of Prince George. So far, We have found a new home for the Power Mobility society at the end of May, preparing for a new time on the Second Thursday of every month at 10 AM. We have strengthened our connection to Medichair Northern BC as they offered us a room to use for our meetings at Medichair Prince George. The first one will be on the 14th of June. Comment below if you ride a mobility device in your community in British Columbia. Medichair is also found servicing many of you in British Columbia. Contact the Society by commenting below and I'll pass the information on how you can help us grow through the province to promote safe enjoyment of our needed devices.
The next 2 meetings will happen back to back on the 21st. The first will be with the Accessible Transit Action Committee, a group of civic Transit authorities, civic officials and members of the public who ride public transit. We discuss changes in bus routes, challenges faced by use, and we brainstorm ways to overcome and make our transit system the best in the nation for accessibility. We've been doing that since 1995. The latest highlight will be my experience trying to book Airporter with a non-folding mobility device. Right after that meeting, we have an MS Self Help Group meeting, the last one before Septemeber 2018. We will be at A&W for the "Burgers to end MS" event to be held on the 16th of August this year. As in previous years, I cannot find a link this far from the event for this year. It's held annually, this year $2 from every Teen burger sold will go towards MS research Our community will be at the Southridge location in Prince George. Perhaps see you there! If you have an aversion to burgers, there are donation tins at every till or A&W location in Canada
On the 11th of June, The community will host Lonnie Facchina, Community Services Coordinator for the Newly formed Northern Regional Chapter of the MS Society of Canada who is doing a tour around the large Northen Regional Chapter's area of concern which goes into the Yukon Territory. It should be very interesting, this is the second visit Lonnie will make to our city at the "head" of their region that mirrors Northern Health's area of responsibility for the MS Clinic of the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George.
4. Life. Well, won't go too deep on this. Going out and socializing, networking and enjoying life in Prince George. I've managed to do that since getting my head on straight in around 2005 after accepting that life is better without fighting against this MonSter inside of me and quitting Tobacco. I had enough of the true monsters inside my head and evicted them from my thoughts. Now the MonSter inside me is accepted and coexists in my body. MS does not own my life, I own it. It cannot affect me. I will not let it. I can hurt myself way worse than the MS, it knows that and is relatively tame. I use no DMDs. I consume Cannabis in multiple forms when I can afford it. I'm ready to go, stay tuned for my next post which will happen when I get on my way to Granville Island in Vancouver, BC to join the BC Support Unit Patient Council, on the 27th. WOOT!