|Fireworks on the Vancouver skyline
Once home, Dad settled into a routine and so did I. I would arrive in the morning and would prepare meals, clean and keep him company. Dad and I had some great chats together.
I stayed in touch with Bruce by twice daily phone calls as I was simply too tired to write emails! Then I lost the cell phone and that created a bit of a panic until we got it's service cut off and black listed.
Due to Dad's release being delayed, I had to add a couple extra days onto my stay as where he needed the help was at his home. My sister came and did some additional cleaning and vacuuming which was very helpful. Dad seemed to be doing just fine and progressing, but at age 83 healing is a much slower process.
Finally on the 22nd I was driving to the ferry for home and despite the heavy traffic I got on the 3:10 pm ferry and walked in the door at home at 7:30 pm. It felt *so darn good* to be home! Bruce had lit up the studio so I could see my looms in there and I even took a minute to just sit with them.
|my view coming home!
Our next treat was to go and see the movie: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D on the 27th with a dear friend. Now that was great and we have agreed to meet up for the third and final part next Christmas.
We came home later that night to learn my Dad had been taken back to the hospital and now we are waiting to learn what is happening.
New Year's is just around the corner and we will be spending it with friends over a turkey dinner and hoping for a better 2014..
January is the anniversary of my starting this blog way back in 2008 and I think its time for a small celebration!
Anyone who leaves a comment on this post , and possibly another post between now and January the 8th, will be entered into a draw to receive one of my guest towels. So be sure to leave a clear way for me to contact you.
Here's a taste of what you may receive.... it will be one towel and you will have a choice of colours.
PS: Bruce found the cell phone way back in the back of van where it had slid. The carpet in the van is beige and the black phone had slid to the only black spot where the seats attach and so it was hard to spot! *phew*