Hi, all 4.7 of you. It's nice to be back.
I have been struggling with what to tell you and what to hold back. I will lean toward spilling my guts but will read this over before I publish it and make appropriate changes.
I have been off work since Tuesday. I return to work tomorrow, Monday. Why have I been off? Ah, thereby hangs a tale.
You know that I took my car in last Monday for some body work. It was a pre-scheduled thing. Monday evening, shortly after arriving home, my phone rang. It was my younger sister informing me that our mother had been invited to enter a nursing home.
Our mother had gone to the hospital 10 days ago, on the 14th. I won't get into the what but she needed to be there. I spent last weekend with her. I returned to the city Sunday night. Less than 24 hours later, the invitation to go to the nursing home was made.
Mom thought about it for perhaps an hour before she decided to accept the offer. The move would take place Tuesday or Wednesday.
My car was still in the shop on Tuesday, so I was unable to help my sisters pack some of Mom's essentials to move to her new room. I kept being told that my car would be ready but it wasn't. It would be ready by noon. Nope. Three pm. Not so much. 4:30. Ha ha. Finally, at 5:10, the car was ready. I grabbed it. Drove back to the house. Threw some things into a couple of bags. Sneaked Newbie into his carrier via a method I will not describe in case I want to use it again.
I drove to my mother's house, arriving just past 7:30. My two sisters came over and we had a long conversation about some stuff.
Wednesday came. Around 1pm, my mother was delivered to the nursing home.
I'm not going to say much more. She remains there. She is happy and comfortable. I remained in the home until 7pm this evening before driving Newbie and me back here.
There are many more issues to consider over the coming days and weeks and months. Some I will discuss with you, and some I will not. As you can imagine, this is a sensitive situation and one that is complex and must remain within the family.
It is good to be back, though. I know that my 4.7 readers all missed me. And I hope that I do not have to take another hiatus for a very long time to come, if ever.
See you tomorrow (and, yes, it feels good to say that!)
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