We've been making progress on our tasks. We've taken several boxes of clothes to charity -- all my dad's denim, his cowboy hats, what seemed like a dozen pairs of stray reading glasses found here and there. The nursing company came and reclaimed the oxygen machine and tanks, the wheelchair, and some other pieces of medical equipment.
We were left with several boxes of stuff they wouldn't take -- unopened medical supplies and a few pieces of equipment, like the fancy cushion we bought for dad's wheelchair, still in its container. I called a local hospice thrift store and though they said they may not be able to resell everything we have, they'd donate the rest to a doctor who does mission work. So I'll take everything to them tomorrow. (I'm not talking about medication -- that's been disposed of already.)
I think it makes my stepmother feel better to clear the house of all such evidence of illness. Which is understandable.
Today we're going to take a fun road trip down south somewhere -- Sarasota, Venice maybe. I think she could use a change of scenery.
These rain lilies have been popping up in the lawn. Even though I grew up in Florida, I don't remember ever noticing these plants before last year, when I found some pink ones near my mom's house. Apparently they're related to amaryllis, and they're native to temperate America, including Florida. I don't know how I never saw any before I reached my late 40s! Anyway, they're a nice surprise after a rainstorm.