Sunday, February 24, 2008

It's Been a Long Week

We'll discuss the picture later. Right now I just want to whine about my week. Typically, I am not a whiner but it's been a long week, a short week-end, I'm tired, and the work week starts all over again tomorrow.
Last Sunday my wife came down with the flu. She was really sick for four days. She is just now getting almost back to normal.
Tuesday my dad called. His sister had to be admitted to long term care facility. She is 92 and no longer able to care for herself. This apparently happened while my wife and I were in Las Vegas at a seminar. Anyway, my dad, who is 87 and his cousin have spent that last two weeks cleaning out my aunt's one bedroom apartment in an assisted living facility. Dad had one item that he wanted to transport to his home and needed my assistance moving the item.
By Wednesday I was beginning to feel like I was coming down with the same flu bug that had leveled my wife earlier in the week. I went to a meeting at the construction site of our new building on Thursday morning and then returned home to rest.
Friday, after work, I drove the two hours to dad's house. When I got there he was in the den watching television on this ancient 13" set. I'm talking about a "pre remote control era" television. If you want to change channels, you have to move out of your chair! Yeah, people actually used to do that. His semi-ancient 25" set had given up the ghost the day before. Well, at least we don't have to worry about the transition from analog to digital signal on cable next year. We will go shopping for a new set in the morning.
Saturday morning we drove over to my aunt's apartment and loaded the two items that dad wanted to bring home and then we went television shopping. After checking out KMart, Target and SAM's Club, I decided that for dad, the best deal was at SAM's. So, now my 87 year old father has a 32" wide screen LCD TV. It's the one you see at the top of this post. He's a happy camper. After I got it hooked up, I packed my bag and headed home, driving two hours in a cold rain, mostly in the dark. I got home about 7:00 p.m., rested for about an hour and prepared my Bible Study lesson for this morning.
Since our Bible study class was going to have a pot luck lunch after class, my wife and I needed to be at the church around 8:15 to get a few things ready. Of course there is some clean up involved after the lunch, so we got home around 1:30 and went to separate rooms for a nap. Now my nose is stopped up, and I can feel a cold coming on.
It's been a long week, a short week-end, I'm tired, my nose is running, and the work week starts all over again tomorrow. Sorry about the whining. The next post will be better, I promise.
Maybe a song will help.


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Would you like some cheese with you whine? Well, I think you would have been okay if you hadn't that feeling of getting sick. You did a wonderful thing for your father. Bless you. I hope you feel better soon. :)

DrillerAA said...

I very nearly used that line myself, but I thought I'd let you put the cheese in my whine.

Anonymous said...

wow, what a week. Rest and fight off that bug! I hope your dad is enjoying that new television.. I actually do remember those old TVs, we had one that had push buttons for the channels!

Bond said...

Dang...feel better... I am feeling a bit achy all over...hoping it is just the result of the long week I had, and still trying to catch up on sleep

Travis said...

Sounds like a bit of a tough week, so I excuse the whining.

I have that power, you know.


Seriously, I hope you don't get sick...or if you did get sick, I hope it's not too bad.

Rhonda said...

You're not whinning...
a long week is a long week.
Hope all is better soon.

Kristi Mantoni said...

I hope you're feeling better. I've been lucky this season. *knock on wood*

"Dancing Queen" would have been AWESOME!! "Young and sweet. Only 17." Perfect! It's the 80's next week. I love the 80's!!