Charlie had today off as a vacation day so that he could get started stripping and refinishing our deck. When I called Dad to check on him, he wanted to know if it was ok to come out to visit. Of course I said yes, but was a little afraid for him. He hasn't been going out much lately and I didn't know how he'd be. He came out and I noticed he has some trouble getting in and out of his car, but he did manage. It was so good to see him out of the house getting some good fresh air and sunshine. It was a beautiful day here today, although a bit breezy. His color looked better to me than it did the other day. Maybe it's wishful thinking, but to me he had more color in his face instead of the pasty, chalkie look he did have. He sat out on the deck for quite awhile, then decided to go home. When I called to check on him, he was back safe and sound. No one has called him about the bone scan and x-rays with any news.
Carolyn, your parents sound like mine---going fishing and packing picnics
were always a big thing around our house. We loved the time spent going places like that--especially up at the State Park that's about 20 mi. north of our town. We camped some up there too. I had my own cane pole and caught a few fish. Charlie and I used to take Daniel up to the lake fishing and did some camping. He still talks about how much fun he had. He had his own little kid's pole and tackle box. I'm glad you have memories like that too. They can mean the world.
So, it looks like we won't have any news before at least Monday, which will be a week since Dad was at the hospital for the scan and xrays. You all have helped so much this week.