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!
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
Written by Drea We are all just trying to figure out how to love and be loved, ya know? And when we see a love that doesn’t necesarrily fit the mold (whatever that means…cause, newsflash, there is no such mold), people are curious (I say curious, Ri says nosey). I think this must explain all of the questions… Continue reading Questions and Assumptions