What has happened is Mom almost constantly in and out of the hospital and most of my days off are spent in Bay City. Dad, considering that he is paralyzed on one side of his body, is doing remarkably well. It is very difficult for my brother who cares for him and especially for my sister-in-law.
Other things include a minor eye problem. No I'm not going blind or anything but I had reached a point where I couldn't read for more than a couple of minutes without my eyes going into a stinging agony. I've found eye drops that help but for a while I couldn't even really read other peoples' blogs because my eyes hurt after a minute or two. I thought it was simply an allergy but it never went away though it did get noticeably worse after I moved into the country. I got new glasses and that didn't help much but these eye drops are making it noticeably easier.
Just a historical note today. Today is the anniversary of the biggest Great Lakes maritime disaster of my life. Thirty Five years ago today twenty nine men on the largest ore freighter to be plying the Great Lakes were struggling with freezing rain.
The crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald never had a chance. It only took the ship a few seconds to break in half and hit the bottom.