Life, photos but not the universe

May be away for a while

A day which began with snow and sunshine and should have ended with a birthday dinner (not mine, Barney’s).  It has ended a little differently than we had imagined.

Just as we were about to, leave, we got a phone call to tell us that Barney’s Dad was in hospital, having had a possible stroke.  Not a lot of information and we couldn’t decide whether to rush off or wait till tomorrow when we could go together after sorting out animals and such like.  But during dinner, we got more messages and it seems he had a massive stroke.   Not really likely to recover soon, if at all.

We skipped pudding and went home and Barney has gone, a two and a half hour drive in the snow.  Just in case.  Tomorrow I shall deposit various animals and cancel assorted engagements and follow.

Various phone calls have been made to grandchildren and each other.  It’s never easy to deal with the conflicting practicalities and emotional demands of these things.

Well, a couple of hours ago, he was sitting up and winking at the nurses even though he couldn’t speak.  They are surprised, after such a big stroke, that he’s conscious at all.  We aren’t .  He’s the perfect gentleman and a very tough old bird to boot.   He wouldn’t dream of being unconscious when people are looking after him.

Damn, damn and double damn.  I hope I get to see him soon.


February 11, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. (((((((( Mig )))))))))

    Comment by Mel | February 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. lots of love


    Comment by I, Like The View | February 14, 2010 | Reply

  3. Thank you both, my very dear friends.
    ((((((((((( I and Mel ))))))))))

    Comment by letouttoplay | February 14, 2010 | Reply

  4. Holding you close in thought and love…

    Comment by Sorrow | February 14, 2010 | Reply

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