"Goldfish have a three second memory span"
I wonder how they know that is all a goldfish remembers?
Thanks to everyone who commented on yesterday's post with either advice or sympathy. Both are appreciated. Mr. kenju has done remarkably well for someone who had a stroke of the type he had. His short term memory suffers, and he is touchy and sometimes beligerant - but that is not a lot different than to how he was before the stroke...lol (at least from my point of view.) He was depressed for quite a while, but that seems to have abated.
He has been dependent on me to take him everywhere he needs to go (for three years), except for the friends who pick him up for lunch or take him to the health club. The men who volunteered for that duty were extremely helpful just after his stroke, but as the months went by, they, and their offers thinned out considerably. I don't fault them for that - most of them were more than considerate and very attentive. But I'm sure they didn't want to take mr. kenju on as a lifetime project, and don't want to be burdened.
Part of the problem stems from the fact that I am still working part-time - and LORD knows I don't want to (and won't) stop!! But that presents us with a knotty situation when mr. kenju needs to go to therapy (and can't find a driver) or would like to go out and I'm not here. He gets frustrated and short-tempered, and I can certainly understand why. From here to the end of the year, it will only get worse for him - but better for me - since my schedule will fill up with work and social events.
We are too far from the bus lines and no taxi driver would want to come out here (12 miles) from the city center, only to take him no more than two or three miles. There might be times a taxi would be a good solution, but the trip would have to be much further away to convince the driver it is a fare worth his time. I'm not trying to be negative - I'm just playing the devil's advocate.
About the photo problem: I deleted a lot of photos today from my Picasa Web Albums, so that will give me some space. I have enjoyed using Picasa, but from now on, I will use some of the other services that have been recommended to me - because they are free. I really am too tight with a dollar to pay for more storage space - no matter how good Picasa is.