Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year From John

This blog post, our final post of 2013, came to us from John in an audio email.  John is skilled at sending audio emails, which come with an attachment that allows the email recipient to hear John speaking.

Hello, How’s your holidays going?  This is John. I hope you have a good, happy New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. I know that 2014 is coming so I’m looking forward to it too, and I hope you are.

I just want to keep you up to date on what’s going on. I’ve already been working at In Clover, and I did the dog treat job putting the sticks on the tray, that’s what I’ve done.

I just want to send the message and wishing you a happy, safe, New Year of 2014, and I hope that your Christmas went well. Anyway, I just want to say hello, and have a good New Year, bye.

John working at In Clover, a Boulder company that
makes pet supplements.  

Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Friday From John

This blog post came to us in an audio email from John, who is a resident at the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome in Boulder.

Happy Friday to you. I’m hoping that I’ll see the picture of myself with Kelsey. I hope that you’ll get it and put it on the screen. I was with Kelsey and we went to cooking class today. It was fun. I had Chinese food and I’m just telling you hi and remember to send that picture of me with Kelsey. I know that you are trying to, and I hope it comes. Hopefully you’ll remember it. 

 I’ll talk to you next time when I do the email. Have a good night and happy weekend. All right?

John and CORE/Labor Source instructor Kelsey at the
Coal Creek Bowling Center in Lafayette. John chose where to
take the photo, in front of the Christmas tree.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Robert Talks About His Dad

This blog post came to us today during an interview with Robert, at his request, at Imagine1's Foothills Group Home where Robert is a resident.

When I was a kid, my dad used to play Santa Claus. He came to the Senior Center with the big bag over his shoulder and he got out the bugle to play "We Wish You A Merry Christmas." He couldn't play it worth a darn but he tried to play it the best he could. Then he threw out candy to everyone. He had the whole Santa suit, with black riding boots he had for dirt bike riding. He would even color his beard white at Christmas time to look like Santa.

No one was supposed to know who he really was, but I knew it was him when I sat on his knee and he called me by name. I went along with it though.  

My dad wouldn't believe me now with this beard I have.  He was a good guy!

Robert with his girl friend Aneta.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Jessica Has A Cool, New Hat

This blog post came to us this week when Jessica stopped by to say hello. I noticed her hat and asked her where she got it. She said she received a catalog in the mail that you can order hats, sweatshirts, and other clothing that is made personalized with your name, so she bought herself this hat.  Pretty cool.  

Jessica with her personalized ball cap.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mandy Plays Sorry With Youth Group Volunteers

This blog post came to us in an audio email from Mandy, who lives at the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome in Boulder. Mandy had tried to send an email to us on Sunday but it didn’t come through.  Her computer is already fixed and sending audio emails again.

All of the residents in Mandy’s home have access to an audio email system that allows them to keep in touch with their friends and families. The residents choose who they want to send an email to from a list of people they’ve selected to have on their computer, and they speak into their computer and an audio email is sent to the recipient. When the recipient replies, the computer program reads the email to the resident. The best part is it’s really easy.

Our thanks to Shannon Bundy, Assistant Site Supervisor at the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome for sending us the photo.

Hi, It’s Mandy. I’m sorry I didn’t leave you this message on Sunday but my computer was not working. We had fun with a bunch of youth group kids. We played Sorry. I will talk to you soon and probably see you soon. Bye.

Mandy is in the fuchsia purple shirt on the right playing Sorry with some of
her housemates and a youth group that is volunteering at the home.