Well, the video feed froze periodically and the audio skipped out here n’ there but finally I got through to Sam and we had a little chat. He looked good, except he said his energy has been low lately. The sleepyhead has often been staying in bed until noon! Hmmmm, I won’t reveal the details of my European sleep schedule, suffice it to say Sam and I may not be that different. *grin*
We actually spent most of the conversation trying to figure out how to get more frequent contact in terms of scheduling. James is terrific as a communication mediator/facilitator, but we’ve got to get more staff at Eden trained to do it. Sam’s got one person he likes who has helped him a few times (I forget her name), and Karen from Activities is also going to get involved. We’d talked it a few months before I left but then I hadn’t been able to catch up with her again in the flurry of prep before I actually had to get my hiney on that plane.
Sam’s been trying to keep track of where I am – a hard task! (Currently Brussels.) I got a few really big grins out of him and that made the whole endeavor worthwhile. His birthday is coming up – June 28! I think he’s gonna be 71? He’s getting into the ranks, that’s for sure.
Hugs to all!