Now "Twig" is a real character. He has found the greatest job in the
world he says. "There are never two days alike…never. Each one is
different and nothing runs on a definite schedule. One day you could
be 100 miles away at some appointment and the next you could be
right in town making many trips to different places. You meet all kinds of
nice people.. some not so nice too," You name a city around here and he
knows just about every building there is. He has transported people
from the rehab place for years. He used a van at first and then they realized
what a service he provided so they gave him a nice big bus. The large
lift made his life and the patients so much easier.
Twig is a nickname for him because his real name is a close match.
He wears a heavy coverall this time of year and his shoes are always
shiny."He smells like coffee and tobacco." mom said. He says he
averages 4 to 6 cups a day and it keeps him going.
He’s very caring, mom tells me, and appreciates what the patients are
going through. Keeping the dates and times straight would drive anyone
crazy but he keeps everything on paper in a log and keeps on time
as best as he can. He says" I have learned that some of these Dr. offices,
will reschedule you if you are as little as 10 minutes late." "It’s best to call
if you are having a bad time or KNOW that you are not going to make it."
He told me that he has driven in pretty bad weather, got stuck out of town
with the major highway closed down, and had many technical problems along
the way. "We always got back safe and sound..allbeit a little later than we wanted
The nurses and staff at the Tendercare Rehab think highly of him and trust him
with their patients. Melissa, one of the RN’s said. "I don’t know what we would do
around here without him." I can sure believe that!! I am grateful that someone
so competent is taking mom back and forth to treatments. Sis and I both have
ridden with him and we think "SANTA" will be bringing him some wonderful
treats this winter too.
Well we have sun here today and cold 18 this morning when I left to join Mom
at the center. NIppy but NO SNOW!! We are so lucky here to be able to NOT
have to deal with it yet.. I know those days are coming soon though.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!