Friday, August 8, 2008

A depressing post...

Yesterday was the day from H###! Some days you wish you could just rewind and start again....It began with a horrible case of cause of effect. I went to start the Suburban to take some paperwork over to the school and it was dead, someone had left the lighted mirror open. So we decided to walk...it isn't far. I got the wagon out, Thomas climbed in and the others walked. We walked past our neighbor's house and their little black dog was running around without a leash. I didn't think too much about it, he seemed like he was going to stay in his yard. We cross the busy highway, semi's are zooming through there so fast, and here he comes across the road. He is super fast and super hyper...there is no catching him. He ran toward us and then back and got hit by a semi. It was so tramautic to see it! I ran across while the kids were waiting and picked him up and took him to his house. I wasn't even sure anyone was home. She said she was going to take him to the vet. I talked to her later and she said he had died before she could go. She was devastated. I guess her little boy had let the dog out and she didn't know he was outside. On another note that is the place where the kids are supposed to get across for school....so I will be driving them or walking them across everyday. There is no crossing guard in the town or even a school zone that I know of...insane!

Next, Jesse's dad is suffering from Parkinson's disease and has been having hallucinations, which are par for the course with the disease. He is living by himself right now, doesn't want to go back in to the nursing home. On Wed. he thought someone was in his car and trying to take it. He also sees people in his house constantly. I don't know how long he will be able to live by himself. Debbie took him to the doctor yesterday to make sure he was still on his meds. Jesse stopped there after work and checked on him. Jesse thinks he can do okay for awhile as he is still lucid and can pretty much do what he is supposed to, he doesn't want to force him to move back into the home right now. They instructed him not to drive anywhere at night. That has been very stressful for Jesse. They always talk about the crossroads of raising children and taking care of ailing parents; looks like we are smack in that zone.

2 comments:

cherrie said...

sorry robin--that is sad about jim..

Joy said...

I'm sorry. Sounds like a rotten day.