Hi all! We’ve updated our site! Please visit www.poorhouselove.com to see what’s new in our life! Happy 2018 and beyond, Andrea, Ri and Quill
9/22/17 Hi guys, I have avoided telling you some big news. It’s been on my mind all summer and now that it is fall I should just say it. I quit my job / am in the process of closing my business. Kind of, but not exactly. What the what?! Rewind. I can tell that… Continue reading Poor House Romantic Getaways Gone Awry
I’m back and I’m bloggin! Hi, everyone! If you were beginning to wonder where I, Andrea, went (Hi Mom, friends, those who have chanced upon my beloved Poor House…), the truth is that I took a summer blogging sabbatical. My late-spring state of mind, you see, as documented in this blog post HERE, was, what’s that… Continue reading Summer Recap Pt. 1- No More Blahh and No More Barriers Because We Went to The No Barrier Summit 2017!
Maybe (probably) it was the rain, or maybe it was work pressure that I chose to carry on my shoulders. It likely had to do with caring for our poor pup Quill with the broken and then amputated toe. It was houseguests, training new employees, and the general chaos of life. What I am trying to say here is- I admit it- I got kind of stressed out.
Written by Andrea Follow my blog with Bloglovin Reporting live today from my hyperbaric chamber, you guys. Excuse me now? Yes, you did read that right- I am actually inside of that thing Michael Jackson (my absolute childhood idol) slept in. Well… sort of. I can’t get into hyperbaric specifics right now because I have other things… Continue reading Woo Woo Poor House Health Intro
Written by Drea I ask you this – Where do wheelchair bound/paralyzed folks (anyone needing accessible housing, really) live when their former housing accommodations are inaccessible? That is a tricky predicament facing a lot of people in our country. For the newly injured in particular, this adds one more layer of stress atop an extremely stressful… Continue reading I want to tell you about Wheel Pad!
Thoughts by Drea (this is a long one, y’all) These framed photos easily go unnoticed in our home. Surrounded by far louder pieces of artwork, they live on this narrow corner wall, tucked behind an oversized chair that has come to belong, exclusively, to Quill. That little guy is Ri (OMG!), and those little skis represent his first… Continue reading Present Tense Life
Written by Andrea Now I understand writers block. I sit down, intent to write, as per Ri’s suggestion, about caregiving for my boyfriend while on vacation in Hawaii. I write, then erase, write, then erase- if it were the olden days I would have accumulated a thousand crumpled pieces of paper around my desk by now. Then my… Continue reading Spinal Cord Injury Super Basics
Written by Andrea Winter in the Pacific Northwest gets tough, you guys. So cold. So wet. No sun. Why do we live in Portland again? Check back late spring and I will remember once again :). At some point mid winter, it just became clear- Ri and I needed the warmth of a tropical… Continue reading Accessible Vaycay Pt.1
Written by Drea Welcome to our ever evolving Wheelchair Accessible Ranch Home! Thanks to LineSync Architecture (Ri’s godparents and the architects behind the initial house remodel- we Love you Joseph & Julie!) we have a video (circa 2015) that highlights some of the accessible stuff around the Poor House. Fun!!! While we are talking Poor House remodeling… Continue reading Poor House Video Tour!