It's hard to keep track of the days, but I've been in R.I. long enough to have to do laundry.
My father has had two dialysis sessions so far and is doing well. As of today the tentative release date is Saturday, assuming he is able to walk steadily enough to get himself around the house. Rumor has it that he told his nurse that he wants to get home to clean up the fallen leaves. She was somewhat reassured by the news that he plans only to ride his lawn tractor to do so, but I think he should probably plan on a springtime cleanup instead. If it hadn't been raining all week, I would have done it myself. I still might be able to get out there Friday, when we are told the sun will reappear.
I have J's cold. And am not happy about it. I stayed home with my sniffles and cough today which I am sure the hospital folks appreciated. I am worried about infecting my mother, so have taken to cleaning surfaces with antiseptics wipes wherever I go. She says she doesn't get colds very much anymore. Sure, because you don't go anywhere to be contaminated. Me neither. But J brings the germs home to share, so I don't need to.
Ameranth told me that there was a bit of excitement at home today. Yes, indeed, another porcupine encounter. She would like to think that there was no damages today because the dogs had learned a lesson, but I don't know. But they didn't rush in or try to bite it, and she was able to drag them all back to the house without another vet visit needed.
It's been nice spending time this week with my mother, except for the whole 'father in the hospital' thing. Having me here makes him feel better too, since they each worry more about the other than themselves. Ma has always been forgetful, more so when flustered, but aren't we all? She's been doing pretty well giving me driving directions at least. I must say, we can have the same conversation a few times a day (or in a half hour) but I can do that with J too. Hmmm, maybe it's me, and nobody pays attention to what I say? No, that can't be it.
Let me see if I can find another picture here to steal.