I spent this weekend away again and that's pretty much routine now for the foreseeable future. I watched Dad for a while as Mom left the house and actually had some time to do some things. He mostly slept but he talked to me a little bit. He is concerned about me finding a job but there is nothing he can do about that. It's hard to see him able to do so little when he was always so strong and independent. I still find it difficult to believe that, barring a miracle he will never walk again; of course I have seen miracles happen but one never counts on them. He is still with us and his mind and personality are still intact so that is a blessing and a half.
On the way home I was zipping down M-13, the state highway that drops due south out of Bay City and Saginaw and as I crossed a major intersection there was a gas station that had gas at $2.85 a gallon and I really thought about it, but the cars were lined up so far to get that gas that I just drove on by and paid a dime a more about 10 miles further down. Still better than we were paying a few weeks ago. I haven't been by a gas station today but I guess it's even cheaper today.