Since Wednesday last week there have been a few unexpected things happening.
Firstly, my grandmother on my mother’s side (who’s 96) went into hospital with a chest infection and thought she was going to die, so my parents came up from Cornwall 2 weeks before their planned visit to use my place as a staging post on the way to Derbyshire, where my uncle and grand mother live.
The night before they were due to drive down (Thursday) they got a phone call from one of my cousins telling my dad that his mother’s been taken to hospital with a suspected minor stroke..
Anyway, the upshot of this was that on the Friday my parents travelled up to Derbyshire to see grandmother No.1 who was getting a lot better after the hospital shot her full of antibiotics. Saturday, my dad travelled up to Northampton to see grandmother No.2 who by this time was back home and her normal totally dotty self.
For me, Saturday was mostly spent helping a friend move from Cowley to Wheatley as had been previously planned.. which left the only real day with my parents being yesterday.
Life can get a bit hectic at times without warning.
Anyway, my parents started back home this morning so I’ll be back to normal this evening.
I think I may take advantage of the free weekend in a fortnight’s time to upgrade our web server as that’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while and haven’t found a clear weekend to do it.