Well, I had two visits with dad today, and he finally got his TV. He totally enjoyed watching his curling even though he is watching it on an 8"x8" TV. He has headphones too. So he and his roommate are each watching the games, with their headphones on and hollering to each other about what is going on. Its quite cute, really.
Dad seems more tired today, and yet he didn't get up to walk today. The Doc told him to take his time. So he is. They are playing with all kinds of medication changes, to help ease some of the stress of his kidneys and so I think the changes are tiring him out.
Tomorrow I get to go to the hospital for the morning and play the "watch for the Specialist" visit game. The nurses said that the Dr can be in anywhere between 8am and noon. So I am totally there. John, Dad's roomie, is also waiting for a visit from the same Specialist. Should be interesting. This guy is the one who has made all the changes... and the hospital visit has become more about regulating the meds than the knee, now. That's ok, I guess. Good time to make those changes.
I did my third walk/run tonight and went 4k+. My sister has challenged me to a distance race via the internet. As a little gift, she sent me a Nike+Ipod pedometer and it syncs into your Ipod and also to http://www.nike.com/nikeplus/ and you can track your progress. As of today, I have run 10.6 kms and my sister has run 9.3. Of course, tomorrow she has a 4k scheduled so she will surpass me again. She also runs the whole 4k, where I break it up with walks too. But its fun to keep track. And when you finish your run, Lance Armstrong's voice comes through my Ipod and congratulates me on my best run yet! That has happened twice to me this week. So it is good incentive to run a little farther than your last run!!
Michelle and Scott travel back to Antigonish tomorrow evening, via "DADDY" and the bus. Stephanie is staying one more day, although she has left her two cats behind in the care of a "shady" character, she doesn't approve of, and is now worried about them. If she didn't have a dentist appt tomorrow, she would probably make her way back tomorrow. Pretty boring here, really, when Michelle, Scott and Grampa are all gone. Terry and I are at work. So, by Thursday, it will be pretty boring and lonely here with just Terry and I and the pets. Breaks my heart, really. ugh. Who would have thought I would "empty nest" for two kids and a 77 year old man. ugh. Sad existence really. Mollie, will be suicidal my Thursday, when all her best friends are gone. She really misses the 10pm ritual that happens EVERY night- ..-SNACKS with papa