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.
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!
Written by Drea Poor House Love is a blog about, you guessed it, LOVE! Andrea and Riley met a few years back and have been building a life together ever since. Riley is paralyzed from the chest down, though you might not realize that right away because he is impressively agile. He uses a wheelchair… Continue reading Who We are and Why We are Here
Source: True Life at the Poor House Written by Drea Hi! Allow me to introduce my family. We, (Riley, Andrea + Quill- cutest. dog. ever. seriously.) are the Poor’s. We are a mid 30’s couple living our life of Riley (do you see what I did there!?) in our ever evolving/always a little bit under construction wheelchair accessible… Continue reading True Life at the Poor House