Aug 24/14 Sometimes I think it is just getting easier. Because Al is slowing down a bit, he doesn't need to gogogogo, he is more content just hanging out and seems to enjoy his time at home more. I think he doesn't feel like he is missing something if he is not out. He still loves to go - Costco yesterday which he always loves. Physically, he seems a bit easier too - or perhaps I am just better at handling things. We are both a little more content. And I am enjoyinghis company more these days. Right now, its a good place. I wonder why this is - I hear of others struggles with anger and I wonder if it is because for so many years I Al has really been denied very little. Want to walk? Lets go. Go here? go there? why not? I have insisted that staff that cannot walk 5 or 6 km at a time and go up and down hills couldn't work with him. While it has made it hard to find people, I think (certainly no proof) that it has been helpful. He has always been allowed to set his own pace. I know if I am not allowed to do the things I want I am frustrated so why doesn't that apply to everyone. More and more I see the need for supported continuance in the community. And the need for real "out of the boxing" thinking.