Friday, July 16, 2010
Yesterday morning Grandad had a fall in the toilet. MIL could not get him up so called the ambulance. The paramedic came and got him up and checked him out. He was fine and did not need a trip to the hospital. But the paramedic noticed how exhausted MIL was and asked if she was okay. MIL filled her in on the last 5 or 6 weeks, how none of us are sleeping etc. The paramedic (our hero) decided that was not acceptable and got some emergency respite organised - effective immediately! Within an hour MIL and Grandad were on their way.
We now have 2 whole weeks of smoke-free silence. Last night we folded up the sofa bed and we all sat in the lounge room and watched the big TV. Just because we could. Tonight we are thinking of going out for dinner to celebrate.
Since none of us are tied to the house this weekend we are going to get out and do stuff. Tomorrow I need to deliver my photo cards. The client is about a 15km drive away, so I am riding there. Then tomorrow night we have my work social night. We are doing dinner and bowling so that should be fun. And Sunday Ross & I are going for a hike. I am looking forward to every bit of it!