Ed-vise Episode 262

A what a crappy weekend GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, crappy! Beavers lost, Braves lost, my old dad took a fall (he’ll be alright), and my Newbie had a meltdown going to bed last night. Ughhh! Fortunately, all that is behind us.

Monday Musings Ed-vise today. Cause it’s MONDAY! So get after it!

Like I said, my dad took a fall this past weekend. Happened Friday morning but I didn’t find out until late Friday night as mom had to do all the 911/ hospital/ rehab stuff. Thus, she didn’t really have time to let me know WTF! I received the text at like 930pm. My reply to her was “if you need me to call you in the morning, you do not need to send dad to the hospital.”

My sister and brother in law live close by so they were ready to help out as they have been for some time now. See, dad is beginning the long dark road of dementia. So, sis and broinlaw are ready on stand by for mom. God bless them!

For me, like many before me, well, I can’t help but feel a little bit helpless.

See, I know I have all this knowledge in my head. I know fairly well, where to find answers to questions I get asked. I know code and laws; statutes and regulations. I know all kinds of trivia (I kick ass at trivia!). I dabble in reading of science and math and all that kind of nerd stuff. Jiu jitsu, weapons, war, banking, finance, criminal law, family law, cryptocurrency (to a degree). All kinds of stuff.

But, all of that seems to lose it’s luster when it takes two days (now days for me) to get down to So. Cal and be with my dad when he takes a fall and my mom can’t get him up. I feel just a bit…small (for lack of a better word).

Many of my friends and family live close by to their parents. They can get to them quickly in times of an emergency or holidays for that matter. For me and my family, well, we have a bit of wanderlust in us. “Wanderlust” is a need to travel. I think it more of a need to just keep learning. For travel purposes, I spent my whole life travelling. One place to another, to another. This led my dad to living far apart from his dad. When his dad’s health started going south, he could not get to him quickly, much like the situation I find myself in. Interesting how the apples don’t fall far from the tree.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember if your obese parrot dies…it will be a big weight off your shoulder! HAHAAHAHAHAHA


Published by edhlaw

Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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