– You’re always changing things.
– Less change than a nursing home, Dad.
He fingers me from behind, leaving the kitchen.
According to the Internet, I am assisting my father to Age in Place.
I move at a snail’s pace but when I look back, I see real change in my efforts. Thanks to help from certain others;)
– I’m sorry to make a servant out of you, dear.
I help him put on his shoes for church.
Jackie of many new trades, my learning curve is steep.
– I want to die a man’s death. Shot at 92 by a jealous husband.
He says on the way to the hospital.
Symptoms of a heart attack in the passenger seat, my nagging ambition is gone and gratitude for this opportunity returns.
A nurse is charmed and hugs him.
– My old friend Harry used to say that I am the only man he knew that could be standing on scaffolding with a rope round my neck and still see the humour in it.
Lying in the ER with oxygen and tubes, he leans over,
– Don’t cry when I go, Katie. I’ll be up with the Master or down with friends.
Emergency drill over and safely home, Dad naps as I plan more changes. Phone in the bathroom and a rail into the bathtub.