Mom comes home!

My mother in-law was released today after month of physical therapy rehabilitation for a broken hip.  She was sad to leave behind her new friends at the rehabilitation center, but thrilled to finally be home with her three little dogs.  Luckily her insurance rented wheelchair was able to fit down her hallway and back into her bedroom.

We did have one problem however, her bedroom TV decided to up and break during her extended stay away from home.  None of us really having any money to spend on a new TV we went to Hospice Attic to see what they might have, and we came home with a brand new looking flat screen TV for just $30.  It was missing a remote, but we had already purchased a universal remote for her to replace the remote we new was broken.  Go go Hospice Attic!  I think I’ll be shopping there from now on if I need something.  Why bother spending hundreds of dollars on something brand new when I can get a perfectly good version of it for a fraction of the cost somewhere else.  Oh the things I learn each day…  We also found a raised toilet seat, which is amazingly useful for people who don’t have much movement in their hips.

So yeah, if you ever need cheap medical equipment or anything else really…

I also really like visiting and donating to the Alachua Humane Society thrift store here in Gainesville FL.


  1. Anna Kukulka said,

    February 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I didn’t know you have a blog! Super cool lady friend! Also – in regards to your previous post about people being offended or hurt by the things that you’ve written – you are perhaps one of the kindest most loving people I’ve ever met. Don’t waste your time on such things. Be true to yourself, be kind to others and tell the truth, that’s all you can do in this life. HUGS!

    • karina said,

      February 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Aww thanks Anna. Yeah this blog is pretty new. I figured I’d give it a shot.

  2. Ray Justus said,

    February 5, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Mary and I knew Phillips mom was in the hospital and having rehab, but we didn’t know it was for a broken hip. I’m glad to hear she’s back home. As for Hospise Attic, we’ll have to check and see if our local hospice has a shop like this. Mary and I shop at our local ASPCA shop quite a bit. We find great deals on all kinds of stuff and it benefits a great cause.