Today we thought we would take Maia to visit our great aunt and uncle. We have been putting off this visit till Maia got a bit older but have decided that they are not getting any younger and time is of the essence.
Bee & Fred are 95 & 94, still living together but have finally moved out of their condo into a retirement home. They are kind, funny and sharp, definitely the way to grow old. The only problem is that they are hard of hearing. We picked up Maia and drove to the home.
We arrived and made our way to there apartment. This was no easy feat. Maia is now 10 months old and adorable. She loves people and likes to smile and wave at everyone. Making our way through the lobby while waving and cooing at all the folks gathered there took about 1/2 hour.
We finally arrived at Bee & Fred’s door. The tv was blasting so loud that we when we knocked they did not hear it. No surprise there. We continued knocking for …oh…let’s say about 10 minutes, the neighbors opened their doors but no Aunt & Uncle. Why didn’t you phone to let them know you were there you say? Because they can’t hear and refuse to get a phone for the hard of hearing.
The door finally opens, we are in!!!! They are enchanted by Maia and she by them. I think we added another wonderful year to their lives by the visit today.