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Day 478. in which signs are only good if you know where you are.

And clearly, I didn't.

When I look back at when my father first moved in with me, I cringe.

I expected more from him than he was capable.

He had only recently stopped driving (a blog, for another time...). He had been home most of the time alone, sometimes for days, nights, while his partner was away at work.

I wonder now what those days and nights passed alone were like for him.

At first, I thought he was OK to leave home alone; he simply needed visual queues.

This one served as a reminder to Bob to eat lunch while I was at work.

I littered the house with pointers. Nothing fancy. Simply Sharpee-scribbled reminders of who he was, what to do, and where to go on colored construction paper.

Bob's Room.

Bathroom.

STOP! Bob! Stay inside the house!

Attic.


Stupidly, at first, I sometimes left him in the house with notes in 'joke' format, like 'Hey Bob, don't leave the house! The police are looking for you!" which would have been really funny if my father didn't have Alzh…