Day 17: A New Coat!

Posted: 18th December 2014 by Danielle in Journal
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Day 17 of the Advent Calendar.

Today, Taylor found a spool of thread in his box.  Taylor had bought me a sewing machine for my birthday last year so he knew I had sewed him something.

I had posted earlier that Taylor and I have been trying to figure out a jacket that will protect him from the winter elements, but also be easy to take on and off.  If it seems like it is more hassle than it is worth then Taylor would just stick to his t-shirt and shorts.

A few key elements of the jacket:

-It needs to be a zip up

-the sleeves cannot have cuffs (this is important for his right arm.  His prosthetic arm needs to be able to slide in and out without being restricted)

How did I modify the jacket??

I cut the left arm off so it isn’t dragging.  I wanted the left sleeve to be able to cover Taylor’s left nub completely when outside in the cold, but be able to adjust so he could expose his nub when working with his touch-screen phone.  The solution was similar to a infants pajamas where the sleeve cuffed over the nub but also folds back to expose the nub.

Taylor said it was a perfect fit!  I am excited to be able to see him out and about in the winter in something other than a t-shirt!

 

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Day 15 of the Advent Calendar

Posted: 17th December 2014 by Danielle in Journal
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Day 15 of the Advent Calendar.

On day 15 I gave Taylor the two clues of the letter “D” and a vehicle.  Immediately said oh its a limo…at this point I thought “oh no, now he is going to have a huge let down for the actual gift”

Then he saw the “D” and said oh I get to go on a limo ride with you!

 

I figured at this point he might need a little direction and told him to think of the limo as a car or vehicle.  From there he guess a car ride with me.  Then quickly ended at the actual present:

For me to “D”etail his vehicle.

 

Since my final ended today, I am going to detail his Jeep tomorrow when he is studying for his last final.  This means vacuuming, wiping down every surface, washing the windows…the whole nine yards!

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take us back

Posted: 16th December 2014 by Danielle in Journal
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Take us back!take us back to this weekend when we were eating breakfast with Santa and hanging out with family!!

 

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tonights a different story…

the menu consist up homework, studying, and final projects…

short break for cereal for two….

then back to the books! Good thing finals week is only one week long!

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