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Pops Poop Oops

My best friend just became a short-term caregiver to her Dad after he was hospitalized for an operation. He is blind in one eye so she had to re-arrange her house to accommodate his low vision. She even went so far as to set his toiletries out on the bathroom counter so he would not […]

Strange Hotel

From the Archives 2009: Dad had a pretty high fever while he was in the hospital and was having some mild hallucinations. For a bit, he thought he was in a nice hotel in New York City and was asking for room service. When the hospital's social worker came in, she asked if Dad had […]

Strange Hotel

From the Archives 2009: Dad had a pretty high fever while he was in the hospital and was having some mild hallucinations. For a bit, he thought he was in a nice hotel in New York City and was asking for room service. When the hospital's social worker came in, she asked if Dad had […]

If Only It Were That Easy!!

From the Archives 2009: I am not a computer person; at all. But a couple of years ago I went all out and bought a nice HP computer with lots of migs and gigs and rams. My favorite part is the flat screen monitor. It leaves so much more room for crap on my desk. My […]

Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

Dad is still very tired and weak from his two-week experience in the hospital. Yesterday he was feeling a bit better and even took a shower.  This is progress! I asked Dad if if he felt as good as he looked. "I could never feel that good." He said with a wink and a smile. His […]

He Has a Point

I had a real craving for my Mother's meatloaf this week, so last night I decided to go ahead and make it. Dad and I both love to have meatloaf sandwiches the day after, so I made an extra big one. After an hour, it was definatley not cooked yet.  The meat thermometer was under […]

Doodly

Dad got up from the couch last night and walked into his bedroom.  Sometimes he just does not like what we are watching on TV and will get up and put the news on in his room. He came back in to the living room a few moments later and asked me if I knew […]

Songwriter?

Dad has the same breakfast every day.  A bowl of bran cereal, a banana and a glass of orange juice. I realized this morning that David had the last banana in his pudding last night. When I told Dad we were out of bananas, he said, "We have no bananas?" "Yes." I confirmed.  "We have […]

I Wish I had Thought of That

Dad and I are in the fourth day (and night) of his nasty chest cold. He feels fine, he just has a constant hacking cough.  Luckily, he does not remember coughing ALL NIGHT and ALL DAY.  I wish I could forget the lack of sleep. Anyway, Katie came yesterday and took him to the doctor.  […]

Tit for Tat?

Dad had a small heat stroke this weekend (don't you wish you lived in NC where the weather is so warm in February) and had to make a quick trip to the emergency room. When the ambulance came, there was a cute female EMS worker that was in the back, and I rode up front. […]

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