Yesterday I spoke of the unexpected challenges – well they keep coming.
Firstly, on a positive note, the one thing that has made an enormous difference is the peace and quiet. The absence of continuous sirens streaming passed the house; the lack of continual noise from traffic; the lack of crowds….all makes for a more relaxed, peaceful existence – wonderful.
Another challenge in the house, which I wasn’t expecting, is the challenge caused by simply ‘not being able to remember’……..It’s created a different ‘unsettledness’ that I’ve never experienced in previous moves.
The first real confusion arose from the fact that the very small kitchen has 2 doors – one leading to the hall, the other to the lounge. Seeing these 2 doors each time, just makes me feel anxious as it creates a decision as to which to go through that wasn’t there before. This may sound totally illogical to someone without dementia, but it’s very real. The solution I’ve decided upon is to have the doors removed – then I can clearly see where each leads. The nice builder man who’s helping me highlighted that this may cause a draught – my response?
“I’d rather put an extra layer than be confused”
he was suitably amused😊
I think this just means it will take me longer to settle. I’ve met both my neighbours and they seem lovely. Everyone is so friendly and that will go such a long way to making me feel at home.